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outHEAR New Music Week 2018 | Symposium and Master Class for Composition |

Municipal Conservatory of Larissa, Greece | December 12th – 16th 2018

String Quartet of the Ensemble Klangforum, Hannah Walter, guest artist violin/viola

Robert Torche, guest artist sound design/free improvisation/transdisciplinarity

Faculty: Clemens GadenstätterDimitri PapageorgiouOrestis Toufektsis

Photo by Kostas Mantziaris

The outHEAR New Music Week 2018, an international symposium and master class for composition, featuring the string quartet of the Ensemble Klangforum Vienna, is organized by the Mayoralty of Culture and Sciences of the City of Larissa (Panos Sapkas, deputy mayor) and is taking place from December 12th to 16th at the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa.

The outHear New Music Week was initiated by Christos Lenoutsos, pianist, and It is co-organized by the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz, the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and is under the auspices of the Austrian Embassy in Athens, Greece.

The outHEAR Symposium and Master Class in composition is an intensive curriculum in composition. Our Composer Fellows work closely with the world-class performers of the Ensemble Klangforum Vienna and distinguished faculty, Clemens Gadenstätter, Dimitri Papageorgiou, and Orestis Toufektsis, in one-on-one lessons and mentoring, master classes, coaching, rehearsals, discussions, and performances.

During the first two days, composer fellows, faculty, and guest artists will also present their artistic research at the Symposium, an opportunity for all participants to share with each other their unique perspective on composition, techniques and innovations.

Our mission is to bring together promising composers from around the world in an inspiring environment, provide them with master classes and with opportunities for the performance of their works, but also allow them to exchange knowledge and expertise. We strive to develop long-lasting personal relationships between lecturers, performers and participants and therefore let them profit from one another.

Join us!

  • Work with a world renown guest ensemble and a visiting artist in rehearsing, reading and performing your music.

  • Have the performance or reading of your work recorded and videotaped.

  • One-on-one lessons and mentoring with faculty composers.

  • Making new friends and being part of a supportive artistic community.

Fellow composers will be selected through a Call for Scores. Please visit this page to submit your work and get the chance to have your work selected and performed. 

outHEAR New Music Week is committed to promoting gender and ethnic diversity and inclusivity across its activities.

the artistic committee, 

Christos Lenoutsos, founder

Dimitri Papageorgiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Orestis Toufektsis, University of Music and Drama Graz

Dimitrios Polisoidis, Klangforum Wien