DYCE is addressed to composition students and alumni from all European academies

DYCE news February 27, 2020:

After the performance of the 12 winning scores of DYCE composition competition (28th April 2019), DYCE has commissioned four new pieces to the four composers who were chosen by the audiences and the ensembles.

The four selected DYCE composers João Ceitil, Andreas Tsiartas, Juhani Vesikkala and Yiqing Zhu (in alphabeltical order) have now completed their new scores, and DYCE partners are eager to perform them in four concerts in Spring 2020.
From 21st April to 13th May, the new pieces and the four composers will travel through Europe and realize a unitary and unique performative project.

All four commissioned pieces will be programmed in Tallinn, Oslo, Seville and Milan.
The composers will attend the rehearsals and the performances in each town, working closely with the four ensembles.
This will be an important musical journey for them: a unique opportunity to grow artistically and career-wise, build professional and human relationships which we hope will have long term effects in their lives.

The four compositions:

João Ceitil - SarabaNde for violin, cello, bass flute, bass clarinet, piano and percussion
Andreas Tsiartas - Ìérkos for ensemble
Juhani T Vesikkala Wittmacher - into these worldless houses for ensemble
Yiqing Zhu - Partita for sextet

The concert calendar:

21st April 2020 - Concert in Tallinn, performed by Ensemble U:
Ensemble U: “URR-27: DYCE concert"
April 21, 2020 at 19:00 (UTC +3), live transmission at www.klassikaraadio.ee
Eesti Raadio 1. stuudio (Estonian Radio 1st Studio)
Kreutzwaldi 14, Tallinn, Estonia

world premiere of the four pieces

5th May 2020 - Concert in Oslo, performed by Cikada
More info coming soon

9th May 2020 - Concert in Seville, performed by Taller Sonoro

International Contemporary Music Season
IX Edition 19/20

Saturday May 9th // 20,30h // 2020
C/ Laraña, 4
41003 Sevilla (Spain)


13th May 2020 - Concert in Milan, performed by Divertimento Ensemble
13th May, at 20.30
Milan, Palazzina Liberty Dario Fo e Franca Rame


DYCE news MAY, 2019:


DYCE news FEBRUARY 16, 2019:
We are glad to announce the names of the 12 selected composers and scores, 3 for each of the 4 DYCE European regions:
Winners of the red region (Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, ExYugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia), Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Malta) in alphabetical order:
Hunjoo Jung
Title of the composition: Gestalt I
Raphaël Languillat
Title of the composition: crucifixion (perugino)
Yiqing  Zhu
Title of the composition: Gigue

Winners of the green region (Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, The Netherlands) in alphabetical order:
João Ceitil
Title of the composition: ChacoN
Daniel Ortega Gonzalez
Title of the composition: De la unidad y la fragmentación
Adrien Trybucki
Title of the composition: Infinite Extension

Winners of the blue region (Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland) in alphabetical order:
Patrick Friel
Title of the composition: Waters, Spires, Skies
Pablo Galaz        
Title of the composition: Fundamental Particles
Andreas Tsiartas    
Title of the composition: PNOÉ

Winners of the yellow region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine) in alphabetical order:
Piotr Peszat
Title of the composition: Real Life Proof
Pawel Siek
Title of the composition: Lignes d'hauntologie / 1949?
Juhani Vesikkala
Title of the composition: Chosen families

Congratulations to the winners!
And thanks to all composers for participating.

The 12 compositions will be performed on the 28th of April in the four DYCE partners' towns Milan, Oslo, Sevilla and Tallinn.
All details about the concert here.
DYCE project goes on! What comes next? Read it here

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DYCE news JANUARY 15, 2019:
CALL FOR SCORES NOW CLOSED and the results will be announced soon!
(Application deadline was January 2019)

DYCE’s starting point is a Call for Scores that will be rendered accessible to the largest possible number of composition students from all European Universities, Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and Music Schools: this is the first stage of a diverse cultural project involving performances and educational paths. It will engage both music professionals and audiences, bringing long-term results in the European musical and cultural scene.
The four partners have conceived an international project which enables them to expand their national experience to a European level and bring young European composers to the international stage. Primary goals of the project include active audience engagement, the commission of four new compositions and a new CD.

DYCE starts with a Composition competition (October 2018 – January 2019) open to the composition students and alumni (graduated in the last two years) of all European Academies, Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and Music schools which issue an academic qualification. Addressing music academies will make it possible to scout for very young talents and reach promising composers from all over Europe.

The Call for Scores will help DYCE partners gain a thorough insight of European young composers’ creativity and of the diverse trends in the teaching of composition found throughout Europe. The data gathered will be illustrated during the final convention as an important outcome of the project.

DYCE has four partners:
Divertimento Ensemble - Milan, Italy
Cikada ensemble - Oslo, Norway
Ensemble U:  - Tallin, Estonia
Taller Sonoro - Seville, Spain

Three compositions selected from each region will be performed in a concert on April 28, 2019.
One young composer is chosen from those three in each region and commissioned a new work.
The new works will be performed in April 2020 in all of the 4 cities. The composers are invited to attend rehearsals and performances in all of the four cities.

For further information, Rules, the Jury see the project's homepage.
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DYCE is a small-scale European project co-funded through the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union during the years 2018-2020.