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Sound Technology and Music Composition

 1st. LEVEL MASTER, 2018-19 

Conservatorio "Arrigo Boito" 
University of Parma

In cooperation with:
Comune di Parma
Casa della Musica
Casa del Suono

A unique professional qualification

The STMC Master is the only degree of study awarded jointly by a conservatory and a university in Italy.


NEWS:


NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019:

Application deadline: 15.12.2018.



A. a. 2017-2018:


Next international seminar: Christophe Desjardins (Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et Danse di Lione, Francia), Tecniche Contemporanee della Viola, Casa del Suono e Label, 16 e 17 November 2018.


Calendar updated (10.10.2018)


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Conservatory "Arrigo Boito" and University of Parma jointly organize during Academic Year 2018/2019 a 1st level Master in "Sound Technology and Music Composition" (second edition)

The course is organized in partnership with the Casa della Musica service of Comune di Parma and will be held in the famous and ancient palazzo Cusani (P.le San Francesco 1, Parma), and in the adjacent labs of LABEL (Electroacoustics Laboratory) and of Casa del Suono


Academic Year 2018 / 2019

(1.500 HRS - 60 ECTS. Important remark: some Master's activities are coincident with differen project works, international seminaras and  masterclasses.  The lessons are organized  fortnightly or monthly, usually on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, without excluding in some cases Mondays or Thursdays.


REQUIREMENTS:

BACHELOR DEGREE, EQF 6

Students will experiment with advanced "spatial" composition and sound reproduction techniques, using the electroacoustic systems of the Casa della Musica and Casa del Suono, which include two Ambisonics 3D speaker systems, a Stereo Dipole system (binaural), a system Wavefield Synthesis (WFS) equipped with 189 speakers and 360-degree video projection, and finally the Sound Chandelier, a dome equipped with 226 speakers, which is probably the only spherical WFS installation in the world.


The First level 1-year Postgraduate Specialization in Sound Techonology and Music Composition is aimed at musicians, composers, graduates in Literary and Performing Arts, in Engineering or Computer Science, without age limits, and will be activated with a minimum of 8 candidates who meet the criteria to qualify for eligibility. 


The aim of the Master is to train composers, sound designers and artists working with sophisticated technology in the field of experimental music, as well as experts in electroacoustics and computer science capable of directing and staging of concerts and live performances, of designing recording studios and involved into the cycle of audio production (including the latest digital audio playback systems); Audio experts in the field of multimedia publishing; Experts in recording and cataloguing of sound sources; Sound engineers and engineers for radio and television studios, audio equipment, recording studios, concert performances.


In addition, students will be able to create works for different ensembles and soloists "in residence": Ensemble Kuraia (Bilbao), Ander Teleria (accordion), Alfonso Padilla (saxophones), Gruppo di Musica contemporanea del Conservatorio “A. Boito” di Parma and Ensemble Suono Condiviso del Conservatorio “A. Boito” di Parma. 


PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:


- Composers and artists experienced in the application of new technologies to music creation and "sound design".

- Composers experienced in "acousmatic" music.

- Experts in sound recording and post-production.

- Experts in Media Audio Technologies.

- Computer musician (realisateur informatique musicale).

- Tonmeisters, sound designers for architectural and outdoor environments.

- Audio experts in multimedia publishing

- Sound engineers and designers for radio and television studios as well as for audio equipment, recording studios, concert performances.

- Experts in storing, archiving, cataloguing and restoring sound sources.



ELIGIBILE STUDENTS



Postgraduate Specialization will be activated with a minimum of 8 candidates who meet the criteria to qualify for eligibility.

In order to access the selection, candidates must be in possess of one of the following qualifications:

- Diploma accademico di Primo Livello (Bachelor Degree, EQF 6), or traditional Diploma from an Italian Conservatorio (Previgente Ordinamento);

- Laurea triennale (Academic Master degree, EQF 6);

- Equivalent diploma (EQF 6) awarded by foreing institution;

Simultaneous enrollment for the same academic year to other AFAM courses is not allowed.


INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS, MASTERCLASSES AND PROJECT WORKS:


Achim Bornhoeft, Mozarteum, Salzburg


Karlheinz Essl, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien

Anne Sedès, CICM/MUSIDANSE Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis (CICM: centro di ricerca in informatica e creazione musicale)

Alain Bonardi, CICM/MUSIDANSE Université Paris 8 


Eric Maestri, CICM/MUSIDANSE Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis 


Daniel D’Adamo, Conservatoire /Académie Supérieure di Strasburgo, Francia.

Tom Mays, Conservatoire /Académie Supérieure di Strasburgo, Francia.

María Eugenia Luc, Musikene, Centro Superiore di Musica dei Paesi Baschi


Juan José Eslava, Conservatorio Superiore di Musica di Saragozza. 

Seminario offerto dall’Università di Parma: ricercatori della Game of Life Music Foundation/Institute of Sonology del Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Holland



PROJECT WORKS


Ciclo Internazionale di Seminari e Concerti Labirinti Sonori (IV Edition); Conservatorio "Arrigo Boito" di Parma. 


Casa della Musica and Casa del Suono di Parma.


Students will be able to participate in a selection of one or two works which will be performed by an ensemble formed by students of the Conservatorio di Parma and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. The concert will be produced by Fondazione Prometeo and Conservatorio di Parma.







ENSEMBLES IN RESIDENCE:


Ensemble Kuraia, Bilbao


Ander Teleria, accordion


Alfonso Padilla, saxophones


Ensemble Suono Condiviso del Conservatorio “A. Boito” di Parma


Gruppo di Musica contemporanea del Conservatorio “A. Boito” di Parma



ADMISSION REQUEST


The admission request must be filed before 15.11.2018;

Selection of participants will occur on Monday 17.12.2018.

ADMISSION REQUEST

The admission request must be filed before 15.11.2018 (send the application to Ms. Elisa Cutolo, Conservatory "A. Boito" Student Office): segreteria.didattica2@conservatorio.pr.it

PARTICIPANTS SELECTION 

Selection of participants will occur on Monday 17.12.2018.


COORDINATION

COORDINATOR: Prof. Javier Torres Maldonado

TUTOR: Prof. Simone Campanini

ENROLLMENT AND FEES

ADMISSION FEE

50,00
to be paid together with the application


INFORMATION AND CONTACTS 
CONSERVATORIO “A. BOITO” DI PARMA
Via del Conservatorio, 27/a – 43100 Parma
tel. +39 0521 381911, fax. +39 0521 200398
www.conservatorio.pr.it
ufficio.master@conservatorio.pr.it
segreteria.didattica2@conservatorio.pr.it

ENROLLMENT FEES

yearly fee for the Postgraduate Specialization program
2600,00
divided into two installments: €1.950,00 payment is due upon enrollment,
whereas € 650,00 must be paid by June 30th, 2018.

Payment must be made through bank deposit to Conservatorio di musica “A. Boito” - Parma, IBAN

IT44O0623012700000074997550 - BIC/SWIFT: CRPPIT2P452



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