Yaron Deutsch Contemporary Electric Guitar Workshop and Master Class





Sunday, August 21, 2022
10:00 am

Mary Flagler Cary Hall

Yaron Deutsch Contemporary Electric Guitar Workshop and Master Class

TIME:SPANS 2022 invites guitarists and composers to join this symposium dedicated to the sonic and functional evolution of the electric guitar in contemporary classical music. Led by guitarist Yaron Deutsch, this marathon day will feature lectures, master classes, and a workshop addressing the works of internationally acclaimed composers who work closely with Deutsch. A special feature of the symposium will be the opportunity for active participation by guitarists who submit an application following the guidelines listed below. TIME:SPANS will provide guitar amp and hotel for accepted out-of-town participants (August 20 to August 23. A Yaron Deutsch concert ticket on 8-22 will be included.)

The event is open to the public. There is no fee for active guitar participants. Tickets ($10) are required for all attendees other than active guitar participants. Please click the ticket button below to reserve a spot. Ticket sales start on June 1st.

Guitarists: For active participation, please submit the following HERE:

  • Short bio and professional summary
  • 2 recordings (audio or visual) (URLs only)
  • Choose to prepare one or more works from the following (music will be provided upon acceptance):
    • Pierluigi Billone, Sgorgo Y (2012) — for electric guitar solo
    • Enno Poppe, Fleisch, mvmt I (2015) — for sax, electric guitar, perc & piano
    • Hugues Dufourt, La Cité Des Saules (1997) — for electric guitar solo
    • Rebecca Saunders, Metal Bottle Necks (2018) — for electric guitar solo

Deadline extension for applicants is now JUNE 15, 2022.
Results will be announced July 1, 2022.

Upon acceptance, all participants MUST provide proof of vaccination and booster status.

Workshop Schedule

10:00 – 10:15am Opening and introduction
10:15 – 11:30am Lecture
“From Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire – a portrait of the interpreter as a performing artist
11:30am – 1:00pm Master class #1
Pierluigi Billone, Sgorgo Y (2012) — for electric guitar solo
1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch break
2:00 – 3:30pm Master class #2
Hugues Dufourt, La Cité Des Saules (1997) — for electric guitar solo
Rebecca Saunders, Metal Bottle Necks (2018) — for electric guitar solo
4:00 – 5:15pm Lecture
“The sound, the bridge, the psychological baggage & the man machine” — four observations on composing with and for the electric guitar
5:45 – 7:30pm Workshop
“The modular function of the electric guitar in chamber to large setting as captured in the music of Enno Poppe & Rebecca Saunders”
Works to be discussed in this workshop:
Enno Poppe, Fleisch (2015) — for saxophone, electric guitar, percussion & piano
Enno Poppe, Prozession (2015/2020) — for large ensemble
Rebecca Saunders, Skin (2016) — for soprano and large ensemble
Rebecca Saunders, Us Dead Talk Love (2021) — for alto, saxophone, electric guitar, percussion & keyboard

Mary Flagler Cary Hall
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

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