International Composition Institute of Thailand (ICIT):

International Composition Institute of Thailand (ICIT) is an intensive and unique experience for young composers around the world to experiment their own sonic and conceptual ideas with well-known and highly artistic performers to large ensembles and participate in in-depth sessions with professional contemporary living mentors/composers. Lead by Piyawat Louilarpprasert, the director of Thailand Music and Arts Organization (TMAO), the ICIT will be held in July 7th - 12th, 2020 with the partnership of Silpakorn University and Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music. Moreover, the selected work of participants will be premiered in public concert during July 10th - 12th at the Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium (TNMAS 2020). The mentor composers are including Jason Thorpe Buchanan (USA), Jiradej Setabundhu (Thailand), Jean-Patrick Besingrand (USA/France) and Emily Koh (USA/Singapore).

Application Deadline: November 15th 2019 - March 1st, 2020
Application Fee:

Prize: The winner will receive $1000 USD as well as a commission for the next ICIT and TNMAS 2021
Participants Fee: 800 USD (including foods, accommodations, professional recordings, access to the symposium and 1 day sightseeing in Thailand)
Observers Fee: 200 USD (including foods without accommodations, however we have recommendations)

*** The Institute will provide an invitation letter for participants to apply their own individual grants for support.

The institute will offer 8 - 10 international composers regardless of nationalities to participate in activities including:
1) Multiple rehearsals of their works with residence ensembles, reConvert Duo (Switzerland), Meitar Ensemble (Israel) and Taceti Ensemble (Thailand)
2) Intensive one to one lessons or group coaching with faculty composers
3) Public music presentations and seminars of participants with a partnership of Silpakorn University and Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music
4) Premiere of each participant’s works in a public concert at the most prestigious venue, Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC)
5) After the premiere, Tacet(i) ensemble will consider pieces as ensemble repertoire and/or to be performed in the Thailand New Music and Art Symposium (TNMAS) and future performances
6) Participants will also receive professional recordings of the concerts as well as certificates and documentation
7) All selected composers will receive the certificate of awards and participations

Application Requirements

ICIT is finding young composers under 35 years old from around the world regardless of nationality.

1) 2 pages of CV/Resume and 1 recent photo as well as biography (200 words)
2) 2 scores of recent works of any instrumentations and styles. One of the submission scores could be a piece for the workshop and concert as well.
3) recording is not required but appreciated (both scores and recording could be uploaded in any online or downloadable links)

Selected Participants Schedule

Early March      selected applicants will receive emails to accept the place.
March 12th          deadline for confirmed selected applicants to transfer first instalment ($400) via paypal
April 1st            deadline to transfer second instalment ($400) via paypal
June 1st            deadline for a score for either Meitar and Tacet(i) or mixed ensembles, 1 – 8 performers,
duration around 5 – 8 minutes within any of these following instrumentations:

reConvert Duo: 2 Percussionists
Meitar Ensemble: Cello and Piano
Tacet(i) Ensemble: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Percussion, Electronics

***All ensemble members could be mixed.

April 15th              official announcement for the selected participants
June 5th                deadline for scores and parts
July 6th                 arrivals in Bangkok
July 7th - 9th         intensive daily rehearsals, presentations, seminars, lessons and workshops
July 10th -12th      public concert at Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC)
July 13th               1 day sightseeing trip in Thailand (to be announced)
July 13 - 14th        Departure

Notes for ICIT Activities

Faculty Composition Workshops: Mentor composers share ideas and thoughts about their music to participants.
Participant Composer Seminars: Participants will give 30 minutes presentation of their music, mentor will comment and discuss.
Individual lessons: Participants will receive 4 lessons from all faculty composers
Ensemble Workshop and Rehearsal: Resident ensembles will lead multiple rehearsal with thoughts on compositions for each participants intensively as well as faculty composers will give guidance and comments.
Special Talks: special topics by mentors, guests and ensembles
Public Concert at TNMAS: Premiere of works by participants in the best art and music symposium in Bangkok