The open course on Performing, Composing and Arranging for Carillon will be held on the 18-20 November 2021 in Gdańsk by Monika Kaźmierczak (PhD) and Kamil Cieślik (MA) from the Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz (PhD, Assoc. Prof.) from the University of Zielona Góra and Gert Oldenbeuving – city carilloneur in Zutphen, Groenlo, Winterswijk (The Netherlands).
Organisers of the course are: The Church Music Chair of the Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk, The Museum of Gdańsk, The City of Gdańsk and The Chair of Composition and Music Theory, Institute of Music, University of Zielona Góra. The course will be held on the tower of St. Catharine Church in Gdańsk (3 Profesorska St.), the tower of the Main Town Hall in Gdańsk (46 Długa St.), and at the Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk, room 413 (the yellow building) and room 414 (the red building).
The programme of the course encompasses: the presentation of the carillons of the St. Catherine Church and the Main Town Hall, carillon for advanced performers (class with Gert Oldenbeuving) and for beginners (class with Monika Kaźmierczak), individual work of the participants with appointments for a consultation. In the theoretical part of the course for composers Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz and Kamil Cieślik will reveal the arcana of composing and arranging for carillon.
Moreover, two weekly carillon concerts will take place. On 19 November at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Catherine Church we will hear compositions by Elżbieta Sikora, Agata Zubel, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz, Krzysztof Falkowski, Gert d’Hollander. Before the concert Monika Kaźmierczak will hold a presentation "New compositions for the carillons of Gdańsk" about the CD Contemporary Carillon (Anaklasis, 2021). On 20 November at 12:05 p.m. a the Main Town Hall there will be a oncert with compositions by Aleksander Nowak, Paweł Mykietyn, Zygmunt Krauze, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz. Before the concert Monika Kaźmierczak and Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz will hold a presentation „About composing for a meantone carillon from the point of view of the performer and the composer”.
The course will be held under the patronage of the Polish Composers’ Union and under the media patronage of the Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Full programme is available at: https://amuz.gda.pl/wydarzenia/otwarty-kurs-gry-kompozycji-i-aranzacji-na-carillon,605