Tzlil Meudcan – International Festival & Summer Course for New Music
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tzlil Meudcan (Hebrew for: "an updated tone") is a developing initiative which started as a small chamber festival seven years ago and which has developed over the past four years into an international festival and summer course extending over nine days. In Israel it brings together composers from the composition faculty at Harvard University (Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi) usually joined by changing guest composers and soloists from leading ensembles such as Ensemble Ictus, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble musikFabrik, Ensemble Recherche and Ensemble Nikel from Israel. These professionals, together with various local and international supporters have joined hands in establishing a stable, long-lasting educational platform for contemporary music studies in Israel.
Supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, this platform is not only acknowledged for its world famous faculty members, but also for its special, informal atmosphere allowing a natural cultural exchange between young talented musicians from Israel and around the world. These participants are chosen carefully by the faculty to live, learn and work together over an intense 9 days in the facilities of the Felicja Bluemtal Music Center in Tel Aviv. The week of work mainly focuses on various coached activities which then progress into additional days of concerts, lectures and open public discussions that make up the program catalog of the Tzlil Meudcan festival platform leading the summer course into its climax.
July 4–12, 2014
Felicja Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv, Israel