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Master Class with
Vincent Royer, Violist

It's not too late to register as a participant for the Vincent Royer Master Class! Registration as a Participant ends at 8 p.m. November 30th. There are only a few spots left! Please read the terms of participation on the Eventbrite webpage before registering. 

Rather observe? Register as an Observer. It's free and easy to do. Visit the Eventbrite webpage to register now. 

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). The composition must be relevant to the topics of the master class, namely the extended techniques utilized by twentieth/twenty-first century composers, some of which will be performed by Royer. (See the concert information below).
Registration Now Open
The master class is open to the public, but only current ACF Philadelphia members will be allowed to register as participants. If you are interested in participating in this master class you must obtain a membership prior to registration. Become a Member today! 

To register as either a “participant” or “observer,”  visit the Eventbrite webpage
After the Master Class, attend the concert presented by Soundfield.

Concert with Vincent Royer
Friday, December 10, 2010  at 9 p.m. - Slought Foundation
Vincent Royer will give a concert of predominantly solo works on the evening of Friday, December 10 at 9 p.m. at Slought Foundation. Members of the ensemble Noamnesia will join Royer for the performance. The program will include music from composers: John Cage, Gyorgy Ligeti, Tristan Murail, Horatiu Radulescu, and Giacinto Scelsi. This event is produced by Soundfield, ACF Philadelphia, and Slought Foundation. 
ACF Philadelphia and Soundfield would like to thank International House Philadelphia and Slought Foundation for their support of these events.


Vincent Royer (viola)
Violist and composer Vincent Royer is a native of Strasbourg, France. He attended the conservatory there before completing his musical studies in Germany. Vincent Royer has been invited to perform at numerous international music festivals throughout Europe and America. He has a particular interest in the works of Scelsi, Radulescu, Grisey and Murail. These composers of spectral music have all had lasting influence on Royer’s own work. For more information on Vincent Royer, please visit his website
Alex Waterman (cello)
Alex Waterman is a founding member of the Plus Minus Ensemble, based in Brussels and London, specializing in avant-garde and experimental music. In New York he performs with the Either/Or Ensemble. Alex has worked with musicians such as Robert Ashley, Richard Barrett, Helmut Lachenmann, Keith Rowe, Marina Rosenfeld, Anthony Coleman, Elliot Sharp, Ned Rothenberg, Gerry Hemingway, David Watson, Chris Mann, Alison Knowles, Thomas Meadowcroft, and Michael Finnissy. He has performed as guest musician with numerous ensembles, including Trio Event (Berlin), Champs d'Action-Antwerp, Q-O2-Brussels, and Magpie Music and Dance Company. For more information, please visit his website
About Soundfield  
Soundfield is a not for profit organization founded in 2000 by composer Gene Coleman. Soundfield is a producer and presenter of new music in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and other places, with an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. By working with a large network of local and international organizations, Soundfield produces public programs that express the value of innovation and Art as a means of global understanding, appreciation and cooperation. More information at:
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inspired by Il Decamerone of Giovanni Boccaccio, presented by American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter and International Opera Theater. Seven ACF Philadelphia composers wrote the music for this collaborative opera. For more information, please visit Decameron the Opera on Facebook.
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