Music Theatre

Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre

Bijloke Summer Academy is an initiative by six partners, all physically located at the Bijlokesite in Ghent.

The partnership includes LOD music theatre (production house), Music Centre De Bijloke (venue), Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) & Royal Conservatory Ghent, SPECTRA Ensemble (contemporary music ensemble) JazzLab (concert organiser) and International Opera Academy.

All partners are involved in the international fields of contemporary music theatre and transmedial performance. Their ways of working within the scene are different yet highly complementary as organisational forces of Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre. 

What

The Summer Academy workshop involves a coaching of young makers, artistic teams and ensembles who are eager to develop an artistic idea within the field of music theatre (which can integrate contemporary classical, popular music, jazz…) and/or transmedial performance.

Bijloke Summer Academy - Music Theatre offers coaching by highly renowned artists and a professional new music ensemble with the technical and logistic support of a well-equipped production house and music venue. All participants are offered a stay between 1 and 2 weeks in Ghent and a rehearsal space in one of the performance halls at the Bijloke site.

How to apply

Fill in this application form before April 27th 2018.

The provided information should include a motivation for participation,
 a project description or artistic research proposal, and a biography of all applicants. You will also have the opportunity to specify or select your practical (travels, preferred period…) as well as artistic (coaches, types of technical and artistic support…) expectations.

If you have any questions, please contact isabel@lod.be

Practical information

Bijloke Summer Academy takes place in Ghent, Belgium, between August 25th and September 9th 2018. The organisations provide accommodation, catering and reimbursement of travel costs.

 

August 22 | Mirror Box Extensions DVD recording (KAIROS)

In February 2019 the CD label KAIROS will release a portrait DVD+CD Box dedicated to the music of Stefan Prins. For the DVD the Nadar Ensemble is recording "Mirror Box Extensions" on 22/8/2018 at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke

You can attend and participate in this piece for FREE. All info on De Bijloke Website or in the Facebook event

August 29 | PIANO HERO #1-4 - DVD Recording (KAIROS)

In February 2019 the CD label KAIROS will release a portrait DVD+CD Box dedicated to the music of Stefan Prins. One of the pieces to be recorded for the DVD is "Piano Hero #1-4" by the wonderful pianist Stephane Ginsburgh, on 29/8/2018 at Muziekcentrum deBijloke

You can attend and participate in this piece for FREE. All info on De Bijloke Website or in the Facebook event.

September 1 | Lecture Stefan Prins

A lot of Stefan's work since 2011 is transdisciplinary, including -besides music- also specific stagings, video, performance or dance. In this presentation, he 'll be talking about some concepts behind these works and their realizations. Examples are drawn from amongst others Generation Kill, Mirror Box Extensions, Piano Hero and Third Space.

You can attend and participate in this piece for FREE. You can subscribe on De Bijloke Website or in the Facebook event.