The 2014 Etchings Festival
This year’s festival will take place from July 7 - 14 at the Moulin a Nef in Auvillar, France.
Guest Composer Beat Furrer will teach lessons and chair master classes. Guest Artist Garth Knox will teach, perform with ECCE, and will offer Program II composers a reading of their works for solo viola.
Both professional and student composers are welcome to apply. Participant works will be rehearsed daily and each work will be given a dedicated recording session. festival concerts will offer opportunities for performers, composers, and audience members to interact with live performances of participant works.
Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2014.
Notifications for participation and commissions will be in mid-February.
The 2013 Etchings Festival
Applications for the 2013 Etchings Festival are now available! This year, we are excited to welcome Georg Friedrich Haas and Fred Lerdahl as our guest composers! The festival will be held from July 7th to July 14th.
Both professional and student composers are welcome to apply. Participants will have their works performed and recorded by guest ensemble Ecce over the course of three concerts during the festival. Participant works will be rehearsed daily and each work will be given a dedicated recording session. Evening concerts will offer opportunities for performers and audiences to interact with live performances of participant works.
Each afternoon, guest composers Georg Friedrich Haas and Fred Lerdahl will chair master classes on participant works, coach rehearsals, and give lessons.
The population of Auvillar is deeply invested in the arts. Audience members from the community attend concerts as well as open master classes and rehearsals. The public nature of the festival creates optimal participant interaction with the performers and the larger artistic community in Auvillar.
Between sessions, participants are encouraged to explore the exceptional cultural environment of Auvillar and its spectacular natural surroundings in southwest France.