Composit is the new international festival for composers of contemporary music.
Its first edition took place in July 2012 in the enchanting Villa Battistini located in the beautiful hills surrounding the city of Rieti, Italy, 50 miles outside of Rome.
Tristan Murail and Joshua Fineberg, the two leading figures of the spectral movement, worked with participating composers in individual lessons, group seminars and master-classes. Seminars featured presentations and discussions of the participants’ works and master-classes addressed issues of contemporary aesthetics, instrumental techniques, orchestration, analysis and computer assisted composition. All courses were taught in English.
Additionally, each composer worked closely with members of the ensemble in residence, L`arsenale. Rehearsals and workshops with the ensemble formed an integral part of the course and were led by the senior composers. Two public evening concerts featured a work by each of the participants, as well as works by the senior faculty members.
Waiting the Calls for participation 2013 more information are available on the Composit website.