Composer, meet your instrument!

For a composer, a choir is just not one instrument to fiddle around with, but a whole orchestra of almost unlimited flexibility. Choirs can perform anything from unison songs to 40-part motets, and language, sounds, range, volume, and creativity in positioning and body-percussion all offer additional, endless possibilities.
In this workshop Cyrill Schürch will show how composers have used such ingredients in their compositions already, and provide you with some fresh examples and inspiration.

Cyrill Schürch is an award-winning composer for chorus, orchestra, chamber and educational music as well as an active pianist. His music is performed widely in Switzerland and abroad and is published by Carus-Verlag Germany, Helbling-Verlag and AVA-Editions. He received his PhD in composition from King’s College London, and a BM and MM in both composition and piano from the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Currently, he is writing a new composition as the winner of the first Mario Merz Prize and is working on a commission for the Zürcher Sing-Akademie and other choral pieces.

4 August: 10:30 - 11:30