Composit is a new international summer festival for composers of new music. For its first edition, the Composit new music festival will take place from July 2nd through 12th 2012 in the enchanting Villa Battistini located in the beautiful hills surrounding the city of Rieti, Italy, 50 miles outside of Rome.
Tristan Murail and Joshua Fineberg, the two leading figures of the spectral movement, will work with participating composers in individual lessons, group seminars and master-classes. Seminars will feature presentations and discussions of the participants’ works and master-classes will address issues of contemporary aesthetics, instrumental techniques, orchestration, analysis and computer assisted composition. All courses will be taught in English.
Additionally, each composer will work closely with the ensemble in residence, L`Arsenale. Rehearsals and workshops with the ensemble will form an integral part of the course and will be led by the senior composers. There will be two public evening concerts featuring a work by each of the participants, as well as works by the senior faculty members.