Nine composition students participating into this course (three from Milan, six from Vilnius) wrote their pieces, uploading them to the platform in four successive drafts.
The students were followed by their respective teachers and also used the platform tool to be able to ask “technical” questions to Prof. Hao Tan (RDAM)
Four pieces were then selected by the teachers for the performance during a concert of the PULSAR Festival (Copenhagen, 10.03.2020).
In this video, Prof. Massimo Cottica, chair of Chamber Music at the G.Verdi Milan Conservatoire, introduces his experience done within the INTERMUSIC project with reference to the Online Chamber Music blended pilot course.
As announced by the Coordinator, Professor Christen Teglbjaerg, the online blended course “Mastering Vocal Literature in Foreign Languages” has now been launched, and will continue until March 6 2020, ending up with a concert at the Milan G. Verdi Conservatory of Music.
The course represents one of the seven intellectual outputs within the INTERMUSIC project and includes 15 participating students, 5 from each of the three partner Music Academies, CONSMI, LMTA and RDAM.
After the self-learning stage on the INTERMUSIC plaform, students are now interacting with the teachers of the three academies, Prof. Eva Hess Thaysen (Royal Danish Academy), Prof. Algirdas Janutas (Lithuanian Academy) and Prof. Stelia Doz (Milan G.Verdi Conservatoire). One-to-one online classes have taken place in a three-days intensive session (12, 13 and 14 February).
The residential session will take place in Milan at the G. Verdi Conservatoire, where teachers and students will meet in a five-days live work session.
After the distance classes between teachers and students from Copenaghen, Milan and Vilnius, the Chamber Music blended course, one of the main outputs of the INTERMUSIC project, is reaching its acme with the final residential course in Vilnius.
From 17 to 21 February 2020 teachers and students will meet together at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre for an intensive work session that will culminate in a final concert which will be also broadcasted real time to the Milan Conservatoire.
Further steps on our “special Silk Road”: on 4th November, the second online session of the INTERMusic program (Composition Output) was held, through the three-point connection Copenhagen-Milan-Vilnius.
As previously written, during this session the pieces of the selected Composition students from “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Milan and LMTA in Vilnius started to take shape under the skilled hands of the musicians of the Confucius Institute at the RDAM in Copenhagen.
A three-hours full immersion took place, during which the nine pieces of the composers (now half completed) have been rehearsed, once again discussing problems and technical solutions, and imagining possible developments.
It was a challenging session for both the composers and the performers: for the former, who are called to deal with little-known instruments and performing technics; for the latter, called to enter in a different musical culture and to face sometimes very demanding passages.
We are now looking forward for the next step, when the pieces will be completed and two of them will be selected for the performance at the Pulsar Festival, on 10th March 2020, in Copenhagen.
Such an inspiring event! On October 9th 2019 the first online session of the Composition with Chinese Instruments course took place, within the frame of the INTERMusic project.
Through a tri-point connection, students from Milan Conservatory and Vilnius Academy have met a group of traditional Chinese instruments players, from the Confucius Institute at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen: a great all-women team, with their teacher, Prof. Tuan Hao Tan.
During a two hours lesson, the performers have introduced the instruments (pipa, guzheng, yangqin, guqin, zhongruan, erhu), showing some technical possibilities; then they have given a first reading of the drafts uploaded by the composers on the INTERMusic platform, discussing with them regarding further developments, correcting the unavoidables mistakes, answering the questions,…
It was a very exciting experience!
We are looking forward to the second online session, when the ideas of the composers will start to take shape through the hands of those awesome players.