19 selected musicians from Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, UK, Japan and South Korea participated. This year’s mentor was a German composer and director Heiner Goebbels, who is one of the most important representatives of the contemporary music and theatre scene.
Orchestra Academy Program:Heiner Goebbels: Songs of Wars I Have Seen – Staged concert with texts by Gertrude Stein
Training was first divided into a series of music rehearsals for separate groups. They were led by conductor Živa Ploj Peršuh. Heiner Goebbels then slowly put the whole piece together and dedicated himself specifically to mastering the text part of the composition. The narrators (all-female performers) practised pronunciation particularly intensively and dealt with the meaning of the text with their tutor. In the third phase, we added work with microphones and specific handling of the sound bowls.
FOTO: JANA JOCIF