Master Class with Vincent Royer and Alex Waterman

American Federation of Composers @ I-House Philadelphia
Fri, 12/10/2010 - 12:00pm

Master Class with Vincent Royer
(featuring Alex Waterman)
Friday, December 10, 2010 from 12 - 4 p.m.
International House Philadelphia

Violist Vincent Royer, joined by Alex Waterman, will discuss and demonstrate contemporary repertoire and techniques for the viola and cello at International House Philadelphia. The focus of the master class will be on the solo repertoire that Royer will perform at a concert that evening at Slought Foundation, including works by John Cage, Gyorgy Ligeti, Tristan Murail, Horatiu Radulescu, and Giacinto Scelsi. Cellist Alex Waterman will also discuss and play excerpts from some of the more adventurous compositions for the cello.

In addition to the presentation on repertoire and techniques, Vincent Royer and Alex Waterman will read works by ACF Philadelphia members. Up to 10 members will be able register for a 15-20 minute reading/feedback session with Royer and Waterman. Composers who register as "participants" will be required to begin a new composition for viola (cello optional) and submit a work-in-progress or draft by midnight on Sunday, December 5, 2010 (aka 12 a.m. Monday, December 6).