International Composition Institute of Thailand (ICIT) 2024

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 highly artistic performers, ensembles and participate in in-depth sessions with professional contemporary living mentors/composers. The ICIT will be held on December 16th – 19th, 2024 with the partnership of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). Moreover, the selected works of participants will be premiered in a public concert during 20th – 22nd, 2024 at the IntAct Festival. In this edition, we are focusing on sonic creativities, materials in interdisciplinary concepts and techniques in music technology. Participant composers will be able to meet our faculty online throughout the year to build the strength in their composition and ultimately to work with the ensemble at the festival.

We offer our composers with 3 different tracks:

Track 1: Acoustic Ensemble

1A: 1 – 3 instruments, no conductor
1B: 4 – 6 instruments, with conductor

Track 2: Ensemble with Electronics and Multimedia

2A: 1 – 3 instruments, no conductor, with electronics
2B: 4 – 6 instruments, with conductor, with electronics

Track 3: Ensemble “Plus” + (e.g. self-built instruments, non-instrumental, theatrical elements, performance art etc.)

3A: 1 – 6 performers

*Each composer will select their preferences for a composition track, instrumentation, and choose two mentors. The faculty team will then discuss and provide support to participant composers based on their most suitable choices.

ICIT Faculty Composer

Christopher Dietz (USA)
Eleni Ralli (Greece/Switzerland)
Jason Thorpe Buchanan (USA/Germany)
Emily Koh (USA/Singapore)
Scott Wilson (UK/Canada)
Jiradej Setabundhu (Thailand)

Program Director

Piyawat Louilarpprasert (USA/Thailand)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st JUNE 2024 (No Application Fee!)

Prize: The winner will receive $1,500 USD, a commission for IntAct 2025

Participants Fee: $1,050 USD (including lessons, lectures, rehearsal times, concert performance and professional documentation of recordings and videos)

We welcome applications from composers of all ages, genders, nationalities, and backgrounds.

General Information and ICIT Activities

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

**The institute will offer a group of international composers regardless of nationalities to participate in activities including:

  1. Ensemble Workshop and Rehearsal: The resident ensemble Tacet(i) will lead multiple rehearsals with thoughts on compositions for each participant intensively as well as faculty composers will give guidance and comments.
  2. Individual Lessons: Participants will receive 2 lessons and work closely with two of the six faculty composers (your choice)
  3. Faculty Composition Workshops: Mentor composers will give presentations or workshops and share ideas within a group discussion for all participants.
  4. Special Talks: Special topics of presentation will be given by guest artists of 2024
  5. Concert and Premiere: All participants’ works will be performed by the resident ensemble in a public concert at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
  6. Commission Prize: One composer will be awarded $1,500USD as Tacet(i) Commissioning Prize 2025
  7. Additional: After the premiere, Tacet(i) ensemble will consider pieces as ensemble repertoire and/or to be performed in the IntAct Festival and future performances
  8. Recording and Documentation: Participants will receive professional recordings of the concerts as well as video documentation
  9. Award Ceremony: All selected composers will receive the certificate of awards and participation

Application Requirements

ICIT is finding composers with all ages from around the world regardless of nationality.

Require documents

1. Biography (maximum 200 words) in pdf format
2. CV (maximun 2 pages, A4) in pdf format
3. Recent photo
4. Recent works: Please submit two scores of your recent works in any instrumentations and styles. However, one the score that you wish to submit could be a piece for the workshop and concert as well (optional).
5. Recording (Optional)

Important note

  • Please attached all materials in a google drive or any downloadble link.
  • Please provide the link to the google drive or any downloable link in the answer field below and make sure that the submitted link is accessible.
  • The link that is not contain all require materials (Biography, CV, Recent Photo and Recent Works) will not pass to the evaluation process.

Selected Participants Schedule

Selected Participants Schedule

June 1st                Deadline is closed
Mid-June               Selected participants will receive emails to accept the place
July 10th               Deadline for confirmed selected participants and to transfer first installment ($550 USD)
Late-July               First meeting with faculty and ensemble
Mid-August           First group meeting between participants and assigned faculty to build a new piece
Sep 10th               Deadline to transfer second installment ($500 USD)
Sep 15th               First draft to be sent to the ensemble and faculty
Early-October       Lesson with faculty to finalize the piece
Oct 15th                Deadline for submitting the score to ensemble (7 minutes max)
Nov – Dec             Online Presentation by participants (10 minutes max)
Festival period      On-site workshop, lecture, rehearsals and concerts

Tacet(i) instrumentation:

Flute
Clarinet
Saxophone
Trombone
Guitar (acoustic and electric)
Keyboard/Synthesizer (no piano)
Violin
Viola
Cello
Percussion*
Electronics/ DJ

*Percussion: standard instruments include vibraphone, drum set, snare, bass drum, cymbals, bongos and Tam-tam. D.I.Y. and other small instruments are welcome for request. We are not offering large instruments (e.g. timpani, xylophone, marimba, chimes etc.).

**The selected participants will propose four different instrumentation-formats. the ensemble will choose accordingly to fit with the concert program.