The moersterclass!

With moersterclass, moers festival is offering a unique opportunity for young composers aged 18 and under to build a bridge between the stereotypes of "classical" and "improvised" music.

Over Whitsun weekend, up to four young composers will be invited to moers festival, where they will work intensively on their pieces with internationally renowned improvisers and engage in artistic dialogue. This process will culminate in a performance on the main festival stage. The type of compositions here is completely open, and can include classical scores, graphic notation, verbal performance instructions, concepts, audio or video. After all, moers festival has stood for all forms of music outside the "mainstream" since 1972 – improvisation, new and creative jazz, avant-garde, electro, new music, noise, minimal, installation, drone... it's a big stage for everything that you won't find in the mass media – a big stage for the unheard of!

The only conditions are:

  • The work has to feature improvisational elements.

  • The instrumentation is for solo or ensemble with up to 10 musicians. The following instruments are possible: 1 violin, 1 viola, 3 violoncelli, 2 double basses, 1 guitar (electric or classical), 1 clarinet (Bb-clarinet or bass clarinet in Bb, the lowest note is the written Eb. Both clarinets use the Boehm-system), 1 saxophone (alto or soprano), 1 trombone, 1 piano, electronics.

  • The duration of the piece is maximum seven minutes long.

  • The work can have already been performed publically or otherwise published.

  • Applicants can submit up to three individual pieces.

  • Participation is open to all applicants 18-years-old and younger.

Ein junges Mädchen spielt im Rahmen der moersterclass mit einer Band ihr eigenes Stück

Du hast eine tolle Komposition für die moersterclass?

Dann sende sie uns per E-Mail an composer-kids(@)moers-festival(.)de mit dem Betreff moersterclass! oder per Post an:

Moers Kultur GmbH
Ostring 9
47441 Moers
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