EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSITION & PERFORMANCE WITH ELI KESZLER
04/04/2018

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Combine classroom work at CAMP with site-specific work in the spectacular mountain setting
  • Work with Eli to form a new finished work
  • Subsequent performance of the work at Fuse Art Space (UK) and other venues, plus digital release 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
SKIP TO: COURSE DESCRIPTION WHERE AND WHEN HOW TO BOOK KEY FACTS AND FIGURES



Eli Keszler is a New York based artist, composer and percussionist. His installations, music and visual work have appeared at Lincoln Center, MIT List Center, Victoria & Albert Museum, Sculpture Center, South London Gallery, Hessel Museum, Tectonics Festival Reykjavik, MoMa PS1 and many other locations, and he has collaborated with artists such as Tony Conrad, Oren Ambarchi, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Aki Onda and Rashad Becker. His recordings, most recently the acclaimed "Last Signs of Speed", have been released on Empty Editions, Esp-Disk, Pan and REL records, and he has received commissions from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, ICE Ensemble, Brooklyn String Orchestra and So Percussion. Eli's work is regularly featured in Frieze, The New York Times and Wire Magazine amongst other publications, and he has taught at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, New England Conservatory, Dartmouth University, Washington University, Mass Art and UMass Boston.

The space between composition and performance has never been more blurred. Working directly with environments, their modifications, and the situations which these environments produce allows music to take open forms where spaces, both concrete and social, form experience.

During this course, the group will work directly with physical spaces and use CAMP's remarkable location to consider ways of structuring and thinking about music, and various ways of producing. Working with site-specificity in both physical and cultural spaces, Eli will take music as a launching point for work that could take any form or medium. Work will be encouraged which takes into account nature and environments, and the way they interact with culture and technology.

Activities will include:

Classroom work exploring compositional and performance ideas, examining texts, critical listening, and discussion
Studio work examining the role and effect of technology on musical process
Site-specific work, taking advantage of CAMP's mountainous location to produce work informed by the environment
The course will focus on the development of a project into a fully formed on-site work, through a combination of discussion and presentation, working together as a group and individually. Timetabling will be round-the-clock, breaking down the walls between class and social time, as the project progresses towards the formation of a site-specific work.



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, 04/04/2018. We advise that you arrive the evening before (03/04/2018) - 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 (09/04/2018). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 03/04/2018, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 09/04/2018.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, you have two options: either click "ENROL NOW" at the top of this page, and pay for your place in full; or click "SPLIT OVER 4 MONTHS". 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, click "ADD CODE" next to the course price, paste the code in the box, and hit enter - the page will refresh, and should show the new price. Once you book, whether in a single payment or by starting a payment split, you will receive a booking confirmation email with details about how to book the minibus transport, how to get special requests to us, and so on.

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: 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: PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE OF COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE ADVISABLE.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: NO EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR CLASSES. GOOD WALKING BOOTS, DAY SACK & WATERPROOFS ADVISED FOR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: ACCESS TO ONLINE LEARNING MATERIALS, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE, CONSIDERATION OF WORK FOR DIGITAL & PHYSICAL RELEASE.