APARTMENT HOUSE SOUNDINGS WITH APARTMENT HOUSE
STARTS 05/09/2018

THE BASICS

  • Six nights accommodation in a private room with mountain views
  • Five full days of teaching, workshops, discussions, activities and use of our excellent arts facilities
  • All inclusive - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks included
  • All dietary requirements catered for - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies - no problem
  • Return transport from Toulouse included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Work with Apartment House to explore notation, indeterminacy, theatre, virtuosity, tuning and more
  • Examine work by Julius Eastman, John Cage, Jennifer Walshe, Louise Bourgoise and others
  • Subsequent performance opportunities at Fuse Art Space (UK) and other venues, plus release opportunities on our in-house label
  • Full board including room, meals and drinks
  • Unlimited use of our Pro Tools recording studios, arts library, digital editing suites, dark room and other facilities
  • Optional mountain expeditions including ascent of Mont Ceint and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars

BOOK NOW

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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.

WHERE AND WHEN?

The course takes place at our residential centre in Aulus les Bains. It's two hours south of Toulouse, high in the French Pyrenees, very near the border with Spain. For detailed travel information, see the transport section. The course starts on Wednesday, 05/09/2018. We advise that you arrive the evening before (04/09/2018) - dinner and accommodation that night is included. The course runs for five days, ending on Sunday night. Accommodation on Sunday night is included, then we leave on Monday morning (10/09/2018). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 04/09/2018, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 10/09/2018.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, click the button in the green section above. You won't pay anything right now - we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know next. Your place is reserved without payment for three days.

You'll find a payment link in the booking confirmation email - follow the link to make a payment (either in full, or the first payment of a four month payment plan). In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 25% of the fee today, and 25% each month (on the same day) for an additional three months. All card payments are handled by Stripe, and are extremely secure. We don't store any card data ourselves - all of this is handled securely off-site by Stripe. If you have a discount or grant code, you will be able to add it when you follow the payment link in your confirmation email.

Once you've made a payment, you'll receive another email containing your receipt, links to resources, contact information and access to our group chat to discuss the workshop with other participants.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: SIX NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, AND FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM AT CAMP, ALL MEALS - BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT CAMP, DINNER AT AN EXCELLENT LOCAL RESTAURANT, UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING STUDIOS, EDITING SUITES, REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LIBRARY AND OTHER FACILITIES, POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT (SEE BELOW)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: TRAVEL
STUDENT LEVEL: OPEN TO ALL
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: NO SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT REQUIRED, OWN INSTRUMENT AN ADVANTAGE. FOR OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES, GOOD WALKING BOOTS, WATERPROOFS, DAYPACK
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: RELEASE OPPORTUNITIES ON OUR IN-HOUSE IMPRINTS, AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE AND OUR NETWORK OF EUROPEAN PARTNER VENUE