> biography

> catalogue

> texts (deutsch)
> discography
> composer mentoring
> mail



ANTOINE BEUGER  -  COMPOSER MENTORING
______________________________________________________________________



background 
2008, canadian composer andré cormier asked me, whether i could imagine having him as a student for an intensive period of study (3 weeks). 
i had been teaching and coaching composers on a private (non-institutional) basis for many years, but never had thought of anything like this before.
being very enthusiastic about the idea i happily agreed.
helped by a grant of the canadian council of the arts andré came to düsseldorf july 2009.
this  very positive experience (both for andré and for me) inspired me to think of a way to make this opportunity available to other young composers as well, so they may benefit from my long-standing experience not only as a composer and teacher, but also as a concert organizer, performer and publisher.
 
format
you come to düsseldorf (i.e. haan) for a mentoring period of 1, 2 or 3 weeks.
your stay will be an intensive period of study, discussion, analysis, commentary, advice, support based on your personal needs and wishes.
we work out a personal work plan and meeting schedule.
in addition, since i am engaged in a very lively concert series for experimental music in düsseldorf, you are likely to meet other interesting composers and musicians.
also, including some of your music in these concerts might be possible.
 
some possible subjects
* process of composing
* works finished or unfinished (your work or works of other composers yo would like    to talk about)
* life  as a composer
* collaboration with performers: rehearsal methods, concert preparation
* producing concerts
* collaboration with other composers
* general philosophies regarding experimental art, music, composition
* use of time and silence – techniques and approaches
* musical material, sound/silence
* relations between works (work series, collections, etc.)
* implications of writing for one, two, three, etc… performers
* (alternate) tunings and its implications
* musical notation (various forms of musical scores, text scores, etc),
  implications for performance
 
 
some possible goals
* (re)energizing your creative process: overcome stagnation, fears, writer’s block 
* develop a deepened sense of connection to your work
* find out your artistic “truth”: what is it your work is affirming
* develop a renewed sense of purpose as regards your work
* challenge artistic, social, personal norms 
* push boundaries
* find new directions
 
 
fee 
1 week            600 €   (700 € accommodation included)
2 weeks         1100 €   (1300 € accommodation included)
3 weeks         1500 €   (1800 € accommodation included)
 
 
past mentees

andré cormier (CAN) , gary schultz (USA), sam sfirri (USA), christoph korn (D),
charlie usher (UK), daniel brandes (CAN), jeromos kamphuis (NL),
hendrik rungelrath (D), ole schmidt / chris weinheimer (D), cem güney (TR),
leo svirsky (USA), miguel angel tolosa (ESP), marianne schuppe (CH),
jamie drouin (CAN), jorge gomez abrante (USA), d. edward davis (USA),
mark hannesson (CAN), johan lindvall (SE), katy bauer (UK), yannick guédon (F),
alex mah (CAN), josten myburgh (AUS), alissa cheung (CAN), morgan evans weiler (USA), bin li (CHN, USA)
 

application
if you are interested, please mail me at
beuger@wandelweiser.de
or call me at:
00.49.2129.4954




 
> top