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Let Your Lone Ranger Ride with Bill Drummond

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 10/07/2019 - 15/07/2019
    
Bill Drummond's creative actions, works, texts and moments of influence are too numerous to list. But let's have a go - theatrical carpenter, set designer for the first staging of The Illuminatus Trilogy, guitarist for Big In Japan (with Budgie, Holly Johnson, Ian Broudie, etc), producer for Echo & the Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes, Justified Ancient of Mu Mu, Zoo Records founder, 50% of KLF, winner of the 1992 BRIT Award for "Best British group" (later that night KLF left a dead sheep outside an aftershow party with a note: "I died for you - bon appetit"), founder of the K Foundation, well known burner of £1,000,000 on the isle of Jura, author of such influential texts as "How to be an Artist", "The Manual (How to Have a Number One the Easy Way)" and "$20,000", distributor of soup (as art), distributor of cake (as art), shoe-shiner (on the streets of Venice during the biennale), founder of No Music Day, creator of The17, Select Magazine's Coolest Person in Pop 1992, and co-composer of "What Time Is Love?", "3 a.m. Eternal", "Last Train to Trancentral" and "Justified and Ancient"... that's just for starters, click some of those links and go down the rabbit hole.

"LET YOUR LONE RANGER RIDE" is the title of one of Bill Drummond's Twelve Steps, which grew out of his Ten Commandments of Art published in the Guardian in 2014. Bill is currently in the course of completing a 12 year world tour - each year of the tour, he daubs the title of one of these Twelve Steps under Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham (see photo above, which is by Tracey Moberly). The forthcoming film BEST BEFORE DEATH, will document parts of the tour. Elsewhere in the world of film, Bill is currently engaged in a nine-year tour of The Atlantic Archipelago (aka The British Isles), screening his film "IMAGINE WAKING UP TOMORROW AND ALL MUSIC HAS DISAPPEARED" (see trailer above) once a year in places selected for their linguistic history. There's also a veritable mine of one-minute talks by Bill at www.60sixtyseconds.com - one film is activated each day.

This workshop will contain discussion, debate, arguing; the making of things that no passer-by would recognise as art; the making of art that will require interaction with the unforewarned local population; regret; compromise; the creation and destruction of doctrines; pain; relief; maybe some joy, and breakfast. And soup, made by Bill.

Working in the classroom, outdoors in the landscape, in the studio, through group and individual guidance, this session will embrace the principles of free thought, metacritical assessment of art and music, and avoidance (and simultaneous generation) of absurdity.

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07/10/2019
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Playwriting (level 2) with John Burgess

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 14/08/2019 - 19/08/2019
    
Note: this is the second week of a progressive two week series. The first session is here.

"John has the most extensive knowledge of theatre past and present of anyone I know."(Sarah Daniels)

"Over three decades he has guided me to my greatest writing, has tempered my excesses, encouraged me to continue, to continue, to strive and be better; I fear I may have disappointed him, he has never disappointed me." (David Spencer)

"Scrupulous and considerate, he always made you feel you mattered - a rare experience for playwrights. He didn't say, 'this line is bad'; he identified something good you had done, and made you immediately want to make the rest as good. In John's world, writing and integrity and humane values have always been inseparable." (Meredith Oakes)

John Burgess has worked as a director and producer of new plays for over forty years. He helped found the National Theatre Studio with Peter Gill in 1984 and he was Head of New Writing at the National theatre 1989 -1994. Writers whose work he has premiered include Nicholas Wright, Sarah Daniels, Jonathan Harvey, Judith Johnson, David Spencer, Stephen Wakelam and Meredith Oakes. His productions have been seen at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Donmar, the Bush, Stratford East, Riverside Studios and BBC Television as well as abroad in Switzerland, Scandinavia and the US.

Since 2011 John has been running a highly successful writers' group whose graduates have had their work performed at the National Theatre, in the West End, at the Soho Theatre, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Arcola, BBC Radio 4, the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, the Finborough and Hampstead Theatre and published by Faber and Nick Hern Books. For more details, see John's website.

These five days are about the practice not the theory of playwriting.

Days will be divided into 2 intense two-hour group sessions with assigned reading and set exercises in between, making for eight (or even nine) hour days focused on the practical business of writing for the stage. This second five day period builds on skills acquired during the first week, exploring further, more complex topics such as images, letters, science, group scenes, history, work, and the rhetoric of persuasion

Participants will be guided towards finding individual solutions to specific problems of writing for the stage, enabling beginners to find firm ground beneath their feet and giving the more experienced an opportunity to refine and extend their skills.

Following the success of last year's course CAMP are now offering two consecutive weeks with a second follow-up five day period exploring further more complex topics such as images, science, group scenes, history, work, and the rhetoric of persuasion. If you would like to attend both weeks, we encourage you to apply for a grant here and mention in your application that you intend to come to both courses. Applicants attending both weeks will be awarded a grant towards the cost of the second week.

"Since completing John's course I have gone on to have my first full length play premiered at the Traverse Theatre, a play that will also receive its US premiere in 2017" (Ross Dunsmore)

"I was invited to write for the 40th Miniaturists event at the Arcola Theatre in April 2013, I've had two short plays performed by Script Sessions at the Courtyard Theatre and the New Britannia Theatre. I've recently landed my first seed commission by winning first prize in A Play for the Nation's Youth. This was a national playwriting competition run jointly by Salisbury Playhouse, Nick Hern Books, Out of Joint and BBC Writersroom. None of this could have happened without John's help." (Fiona Doyle, www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/fiona-doyle)

"John combines an extraordinary knowledge of world drama with a musician's ear for rhythm, tone, atmosphere and feeling. He is the best teacher you will ever have, and he is an artist in the truest sense." (Denise Keane)

Deadline: 
08/14/2019
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Playwriting (level 1) with John Burgess

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 07/08/2019 - 12/08/2019
    
"John has the most extensive knowledge of theatre past and present of anyone I know."(Sarah Daniels)

"Over three decades he has guided me to my greatest writing, has tempered my excesses, encouraged me to continue, to continue, to strive and be better; I fear I may have disappointed him, he has never disappointed me." (David Spencer)

"Scrupulous and considerate, he always made you feel you mattered - a rare experience for playwrights. He didn't say, 'this line is bad'; he identified something good you had done, and made you immediately want to make the rest as good. In John's world, writing and integrity and humane values have always been inseparable." (Meredith Oakes)

John Burgess has worked as a director and producer of new plays for over forty years. He helped found the National Theatre Studio with Peter Gill in 1984 and he was Head of New Writing at the National theatre 1989 -1994. Writers whose work he has premiered include Nicholas Wright, Sarah Daniels, Jonathan Harvey, Judith Johnson, David Spencer, Stephen Wakelam and Meredith Oakes. His productions have been seen at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Donmar, the Bush, Stratford East, Riverside Studios and BBC Television as well as abroad in Switzerland, Scandinavia and the US.

Since 2011 John has been running a highly successful writers' group whose graduates have had their work performed at the National Theatre, in the West End, at the Soho Theatre, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Arcola, BBC Radio 4, the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, the Finborough and Hampstead Theatre and published by Faber and Nick Hern Books. For more details, see John's website.

These five days are about the practice not the theory of playwriting.

Days will be divided into 2 intense two-hour group sessions with assigned reading and set exercises in between, making for eight (or even nine) hour days focused on the practical business of writing for the stage. Topics covered will include basic dialogue, rhythm, lists, action, silence, stichomythia, exits and entrances, music, vulnerability and direct address.

Participants will be guided towards finding individual solutions to specific problems of writing for the stage, enabling beginners to find firm ground beneath their feet and giving the more experienced an opportunity to refine and extend their skills.

Following the success of last year's course CAMP are now offering two consecutive weeks with a second follow-up five day period (more info here) exploring further more complex topics such as images, science, group scenes, history, work, and the rhetoric of persuasion. If you would like to attend both weeks, we encourage you to apply for a grant here and mention in your application that you intend to come to both courses. Applicants attending both weeks will be awarded a grant towards the cost of the second week.

"Since completing John's course I have gone on to have my first full length play premiered at the Traverse Theatre, a play that will also receive its US premiere in 2017" (Ross Dunsmore)

"I was invited to write for the 40th Miniaturists event at the Arcola Theatre in April 2013, I've had two short plays performed by Script Sessions at the Courtyard Theatre and the New Britannia Theatre. I've recently landed my first seed commission by winning first prize in A Play for the Nation's Youth. This was a national playwriting competition run jointly by Salisbury Playhouse, Nick Hern Books, Out of Joint and BBC Writersroom. None of this could have happened without John's help." (Fiona Doyle, www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/fiona-doyle)

"John combines an extraordinary knowledge of world drama with a musician's ear for rhythm, tone, atmosphere and feeling. He is the best teacher you will ever have, and he is an artist in the truest sense." (Denise Keane)

Deadline: 
08/07/2019
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How Music Works with Sofia Ilyas, Zoe Mc Pherson, Nick Luscombe, Daisy Moon, Tony Morley, Richard Brown, Lisa Meyer, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Trevor Heath, Luke Owen And Fielding Hope

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 16/10/2019 - 21/10/2019
    
Last autumn, we hosted a gathering of some of the most forward-thinking and influential people in independent music - entitled "How Music Works", the five-day workshop examined every aspect of the existing music ecology, from production to distribution, radio to touring, with each area pulled apart and explained by one of the leading people in that field for the benefit of a small group of residential participants.

How Music Works 2019 will take place at CAMP from the 16th - 21st October, with a small group of participants again benefitting from the experience and knowledge of some of the most exciting people in the business. Speakers include  Tony Morley (Leaf Label), Sofia Ilyas (Erased Tapes), Jennifer Lucy Allan (Guardian / Wire / Quietus), Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio), Lisa Meyer (Supersonic Festival / Capsule), Daisy Moon (Qu Junktions), Zoe Mc Pherson, Richard Brown (Arts Council England), Fielding Hope (Cafe Oto), Luke Owen (Kudos Records) and Trevor Heath (Tru Thoughts Publishing).

The masterclass is aimed at that emerging creature of the new music ecology - the all round, make-it-happen DIY head. The producer that also runs a label, plays in a band that has a record ready to release, writes press releases, organises tours for the band and others, promotes shows, writes a blog, does a monthly radio show. It's for anyone who has ever stayed up all night watching films and cutting/folding/sticking CD wallets.

Over five days, some of the most experienced and influential figures in modern music will talk through the full range of elements at play in music ecology - production, curation, releasing, manufacturing, distribution, PR & marketing, journalism, publishing & sync, radio, funding and live/touring. Each field will be demystified, debunked, illuminated and debated by a key player from that corner of the industry. You will leave armed with the information, inspiration, network and resources in place to move forward successfully in the new music ecology.

It's a unique opportunity to take part in an intimate series of small group workshops, working closely with some of the most knowledgable people in the business to define, clarify and launch your musical project - classes will include presentations and lectures, case studies, open discussions, Q&A sessions, and one-to-one advice sessions.

All this takes place against a backdrop of one of the wildest, most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe - the Pyrenees Ariegoises reach heights of over 10,000ft around the residency, and are home to bears, eagles, vultures, ibex and lynx. There are ancient forests, glacial lakes and cascading waterfalls, all virtually untouched by human influence.

This is a unique opportunity to take part in an intimate series of small group workshops, working closely with some of the most knowledgable people in the business to define, clarify and launch your musical project - classes will include presentations and lectures, case studies, open discussions, Q&A sessions, and one-to-one advice sessions.

Day 1: Production, curation and making work
Day 2: Running a label and releasing music
Day 3: Distribution, synchronisation and publishing, funding
Day 4: PR & marketing, journalism, media, radio & online broadcasting
Day 5: Live music, booking & touring

Nick Luscombe presents BBC Radio 3 Late Junction, Flomotion on Resonance FM and also works as a DJ, music and playlist curator and radio producer. He is the founder of Musicity, an international digital and live event platform that explores the intersection of music and architecture.

Tony Morley has run The Leaf Label since 1995. The label sprang from his activities as DJ, writer, club promoter and press officer (for 4AD) in the early 90s. The label's first release was by Boymerang, and significant discoveries have included Faultline, Susumu Yokota, Caribou, Asa-Chang & Junray, Murcof, Colleen, Psapp, A Hawk And A Hacksaw and Efterklang. More recent successes have included Melt Yourself Down, Snapped Ankles and Warmduscher, as well as Mercury Prize nominations for both Polar Bear and The Comet Is Coming.

Jennifer Lucy Allan is a writer and researcher on sound and underground music, currently finishing a PhD on foghorns at CRiSAP (LCC). She has written on experimental, underground and esoteric music for over a decade, working as The Wire's Online Editor for five years, and freelancing for The Wire, The Guardian, The Quietus, Caught By The River and others. She also runs the reissues label Arc Light Editions, and is a part of Laura Cannell's Modern Ritual collective. She has recently hosted episodes of BBC Radio 3�s Late Junction, curated a weekend of Annea Lockwood's work for Kammer Klang, and co-produced Beatrice Dillon and Keith Harrison's Ecstatic Material tour for Outlands with Al Cameron.
Trevor Heath started working in music publishing and licensing in 2002, joining Tru Thoughts Records and Full Thought Publishing in 2007, working alongside artists including Quantic, Alice Russell, Bonobo, Anchorsong, Nostalgia 77 & Moonchild. He has worked on sync placements for numerous companies including: Nike, Mercedes Benz, Budweiser, G-Star, Google; for TV shows including: Big Little Lies, The Blacklist, House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Better Call Saul and Mad Men; and films including: Limitless, Chef and San Andreas. In his publishing and licensing role for the label, Trevor has cleared samples of Tru Thoughts releases for use in tracks by artists such as: Oliver$ and Jimi Jules, Fedde Le Grand, Yolanda Be Cool and Disclosure.

Lisa Meyer is the Artistic Director/CEO of Capsule, an arts organisation which she co-founded in 1999. Capsule, craft extraordinary projects for adventurous audiences and has gained a reputation as a dynamic and innovative arts producer, initiating, commissioning and producing multi-disciplinary work. Along with a year round programme, Capsule is responsible for a number of high profile projects, including the internationally renowned Supersonic Festival, which this year will celebrate its 15th edition.

Lisa is responsible for conceiving and curating Home Of Metal, producing a series of exhibitions and events which join the dots between music, social history, visual art and fan cultures to produce a new perspective on Heavy Metal. One that is celebratory, eschews notions of high/low art and joins audiences and performers together. Home of Metal is devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham. Music that turned up the volume, down-tuned guitars, and introduced a whole new meaning to the word �heavy�. She was also the Curator and Producer of the Discovery Season for the opening of the largest public library in Europe. Lisa was an Honorary Research Fellow with the Digital Humanities Hub at the University of Birmingham with an MA in Digital Media and Culture.

Fielding Hope is a London/Glasgow-based curator of live music. He currently works as the Senior Producer of Cafe OTO in London and co-curator of Counterflows Festival in Glasgow. He is primarily interested in supporting music that falls between the cracks and defies easy categorisation - nurturing a wide array of radical fringe artists and creating imaginative and inclusive ways to engage with their work.

Daisy Moon is an agent at Qu Junktions, an off-grid international booking agency, management company and creative producer that represents a wild assortment of artists, helping them plot their own course through the contemporary music landscape and multi-disciplinary practice. Qu also commissions, develop and tours new projects with a range of partner organisations, and produces regular events with a focus on Bristol, UK. Daisy is also a producer and DJ. She co runs collective Housework with Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy and Golesworthy, who put on regular parties and events in Bristol and Berlin. She is also one of the tutors for Mix Nights; a teaching series that helps womxn to develop DJ skills in an encouraging, safe and welcoming environment.

Zoe Mc Pherson is an interdisciplinary artist based whose kaleidoscopic output channels a myriad of sources and research including Inuit culture, hybridity, Kurdish feminism, Vodun polyrhythms and the practice of Cat's Cradle. Her most recent work 'String Figures' is an ongoing trans-global art project fusing electronic sound, ethnomusicological research, video art and choreography into a rich audiovisual tapestry that collapses worlds, histories and timeframes. Released on SVS Records in March 2018 with a series of films directed by Alessandra Leone, the album explores an array of dualities - traditional/contemporary, organic/electronic, historical/futuristic - with its core theme of string as one of the most ancient and playful art forms with seemingly infinite possibilities. The project was awarded by Berlin music video awards, Berlin Independent Film festival, Australian center for moving image amongst others.

Her kinetic AV performance occupies a singular space at the intersection between forward-thinking club music, audio-visual culture and sound art, with recent performances including Boiler Room Berlin, La Concrete Paris, Eupen Meakusma Festival, Amsterdam De School, Nottingham Contemporary and Beursschouwburg Brussels. Her DJ mixes are at the intersection between trippy field recordings and powerful percussive club music. Recent mixes include Rinse FM, Red Light Radio, the Lot Radio. In 2019, Zoe is releasing three new singles on compilation albums by Weaponize Your Sound (Optimo Music), Bizzar Bazaar and Low Income Squad. She is also currently working on several collaborations with Rupert Clervaux, Christina Vantzou, Greetje Bijma and more yet to be announced.
Richard Brown is in the Music team for the North of England at Arts Council England. Before joining Arts Council England, Richard served as Managing Director of Arts & Business Yorkshire and previously spent 12 years leading Scotland's independent record company and publisher Soma Recordings. He served as Board and Council member of the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and is currently an external Trustee of the Yorkshire Building Society's Charitable Foundation. Richard's commercial and artistic experience at senior levels make him expert at understanding the objectives and financial challenges of music and creative companies alike.
Sofia Ilyas is a DJ, broadcaster, founder of label/PR firm FLOAT. She previously managed the Erased Tapes label, and was instrumental in the curation and promotion of work by Nils Frahm, Lubomyr Melnyk, Peter Broderick and Olafur Arnalds.

Luke Owen is Sales & Label Manager at Kudos Records, an independent music distribution company established in 1992 and based in Kentish Town, London. Kudos provide physical and digital distribution services to a hand picked selection of quality, independent record labels. In addition to this, Owen also operates the acclaimed Death Is Not The End record label and NTS radio show.

Deadline: 
10/16/2019
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Artists Residency in Saint-Raphaël, France

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How would living in another country inspire you? This flexible program is designed for the professional to leisure artists to live and create in France, in a fully equipped, significantly subsidized, ceramic studio. All arts are welcome.

The I.A.R.E studio located in France’s Var region, is nestled in the port town of beautiful Saint-Raphaël, and is near several other exciting places: the historic port town of Fréjus with its Roman ruins, the Côte d’Azur and a mountainous area called l’Esterel, where hikers, bikers and nature lovers thrive. Beach lovers will also be in sandy heaven, gazing at the red rocks and the intense azure skies of the Mediterranean.

With beautiful northwestern light from the wall of windows, artists are free to stretch out and explore as they create.  It’s easy to forget the practicalities we offer, like plenty of parking, nearby hardware store, organic market, supermarket, and bakeries within a 10 minute walk. The bus stop is on the corner, even though our studio is in a quiet, residential area where our students feel safe and stimulated to work at any hour.

Deadline: 
07/31/2019

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Apartment House Soundings with Apartment House

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 23/10/2019 - 28/10/2019
    
Last year's Apartment House session was a highlight of the 2018 program - intense discussion, playing, scoring and experimentation led to a performance on the final of the workshop by the whole group. Participants on the 2018 session are still working with us, notably performing at CAMP Mountain Music Festival this September.

"Just wonderful. Just the right mixture of remoteness and populace. Stunning views in every direction. A massive change of pace and a welcomed one." (James McIlwrath, UK)

"The location was beautiful, surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers. Between the sessions, there was chance to go walking and I went river swimming too. The equipment was brilliant, everything needed for the sessions. The accommodation was lovely, very comfy bed, good kitchen, shower and study facilities." (Sarah Westwood, UK)

Apartment House has been captivating audiences with performances of avant-garde and experimental music for more than 20 years. The group, created by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995, has performed all over the World - the ensemble is the most frequently featured UK ensemble in the history of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and its 2011 concert of music by John Cage sold out the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre (the latter success resulted in the ensemble receiving the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music in 2012). They've made a substantial number of live and studio recordings for BBC Radio 3 as well as live recordings for many European stations including Danish Radio DR, Swedish Radio 2, WDR Cologne, ORTF Austria, Radio France and Deutschlandfunk, Berlin.

Championing music by emerging or undeservedly little-known composers, the group has commissioned over 100 new works; highlights include Jennifer Walshe's radical 'Barbie' opera XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!, with performances in six countries, and Saskia Moore's Dead Symphony, a fusion of social documentary, art, biological science and music on near death experiences. Unusually for a new music ensemble, Apartment House is equally at home at classical music venues (Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre), crossover venues (Cafe Oto), art galleries (Serpentine Galleries, Turner Contemporary, Whitechapel Gallery) and international festivals (HCMF, MaerzMusik, Wien Modern, Ultima, Witten New Music Days), demonstrating its appeal to a wide range of audiences.

2017 sees Apartment House performing in France, Norway, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and the UK. The group also participated in a large scale research project in collaboration with Huddersfield University, culminating in a full performances of John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra and a new work by US composer Christian Wolff, commissioned by the Hinrichsen Foundation and the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. As part of Sound and Music's Embedded scheme, they have also commissioned new works from Polish composers and sound artists Robert Piotrowicz and Michal Libera, recently performed at the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow. They will be resident ensemble at the London Contemporary Music Festival in December, 2017.

For their session at CAMP, Apartment House present a course exploring contemporary and experimental music performance practice through a large range of different works composed during the past 60 years, all of them taken from the last 20 years of Apartment House performances, and examining alternative notations, indeterminacy, theatre, virtuosity, tuning, simplicity, rhythmic invention and a general all-inclusiveness. Experimental music and art is liberating, fun, disciplined, challenging and life changing. We will work on a vast range of pieces by composers such as Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Christian Wolff, Louise Bourgoise, Julius Eastman, Joseph Kudirka, Jennifer Walshe, Luiz Henrique Yudo, George Brecht, Marc Sabat and George Maciunas. There will be an informal performance event at the end of the course, and participants will go on to take advantage of post-course opportunities including full release/publication on our in-house imprints, performance at Fuse Art Space, broadcast opportunities on our radio station, and much more.

Deadline: 
10/23/2019
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