ACIMC Contemporary Music Festival
Paris, November 2018

ACIMC (the Association of Iranian Contemporary Music Composers) is happy to announce the first edition of the ACIMC Contemporary Music Festival to be held in November 16, 17 and 18, 2018 in Paris. The festival aims to present the work of Iranian contemporary composers along with the selected works of German, French and Italian contemporary music repertoire.

As the core of the festival, acclaimed ensembles such as KNM Berlin, Alternance of Paris and the Sonar Trio of Lecce will present a mixed repertoire of Iranian-European composers, including 11 new pieces of chamber music, commissioned by the ACIMC for the occasion of this festival.

Additionally, the festival includes presentations and discussions on the various topics around the life of contemporary music in Iran. Musicologists and musicians will share their perspective regarding the fast-growing new generation of contemporary music composers and musicians in Iran as well as the obstacles that this new generation is facing and the potentials and alternatives that they are presenting.

And finally, the third part of the festival holds an educational program dedicated to young composers residing in Iran and France. Thanks to an international reading panel, 16 composers have been selected to write 16 brand new pieces. During the course of the festival, the selected composers will attend composition workshops and lessons directed by celebrated French composer, Jean-Luc Hervé, professor of composition at Boulogne Billancourt Conservatoire. Moreover, they will receive input from the musicians of the ensemble Alternance, Sonar Trio and the Ensemble KNM Berlin during the rehearsals and workshops on their pieces, which lead to the performance of their works.

The ACIMC executive committee

With the generous support of Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert et Cité international universitaire de Paris.




ACIMC Contemporary Music Festival
Première édition
Paris, novembre 2018

Organisé par Association des compositeurs iraniens de la musique contemporaine (ACIMC), la première édition du Festival de la musique contemporaine d’ACIMC aura lieu du 16 au 18 novembre 2018 à Paris.

Premier volet du festival est consacré aux repertoires allemands, français, iraniens et italiens. Ensemble KNM de Berlin, Ensemble Alternance de Paris et Sonar Trio de Lecce sont invités à interpréter les œuvres des jeunes compositeurs et des compositeurs plus établis. Au cours du festival 11 créations de musique de chambre (commandes d’ACIMC) seront réalisées par les ensembles européens.

Deuxième volet du festival propose une table ronde autour de la scène de la musique contemporaine en Iran. Des chercheurs et des musiciens partagerons avec le public leur points de vue esthétique, historique et sociologique concernant l’emergence d’une nouvelle génération de compositeurs engagés sur la scène artistique du pays.

Le dernier volet de cette manifestation offre un programme pédagogique aux jeunes compositeurs qui vivent et travaillent en Iran et France. Suite à un appel, seize compositeurs sont sélectionnés par un comité de lecture international. Au sein du festival ces compositeurs auront l'opportunité de présenter de nouvelles pièces qui seront montées, commentées et enregistrées par Ensemble Alternance, Trio Sonar et Ensemble KNM Berlin. A cette occasion Jean-Luc Hervé, le professeur du conservatoire Boulogne Billancourt, dirigera des ateliers de composition qui permettront aux compositeurs en résidence, de perfectionner leurs travaux.

Le Festival de la musique contemporaine d’ACIMC est organisé en partenariat avec la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, et grâce aux soutiens de la Fondation de Musique Ernst von Siemens et la Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert.


Admission to all concerts is free
Reservation is recommended at festival@a-c-i-m-c.org

Maison de Norvége
ENSEMBLE ALTERNANCE
November 16 – 6:00 pm

Opening

Parviz Davoudi: What draws us to the dim & distant future (violin, cello)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Hesamedin Darabi: Thousand Mirrors (violin, cello)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Helmut Lachenmann: Toccatina (violin)

Atefeh Einali: For years which are forgotten (violin, cello)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Helmut Lachenmann: Pression (cello)

Iradj Sahbai: In memoriam Kiarostami (violin, cello, gong and two narrators)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC**

Salle de concert de la Maison de Norvége
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
7 N Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris



** with the support of and


Maison de Norvége
SONAR TRIO
November 16 – 8:00 pm

Roberto Vetrano: La città del sole (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Commission of Sonar Trio

Olivier Messiaen: Le Merle Noir (flute, piano)

Marc Wijnand: I cricri della pace (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Arsalan Abedian: Caen 1305 II (flute, Bass clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC**

Karen Keyhani: On the wet road (piano)

Marcello Panni: Nocturne 2 (clarinet)

Ivan Fedele: Imaginary Islands (flute, clarinet, piano)

Salle de concert de la Maison de Norvége
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
7 N Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris



** with the support of and


Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe
ENSEMBLE KNM BERLIN
November 17 – 5:30 pm

Pascal Dusapin: Laps (clarinet, double bass)

Mohammad Tonkaboni: Tears of the tree (viola, double bass)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Mark Andre: iv 9 (flute, oboe, clarinet)

Nima Atrkar Rowshan: Se - (flute, oboe, clarinet)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Afshin Motlagh Fard: Duet for Alto and Contrabass (viola, double bass)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Ehsan Khatibi: Stitching 1 (clarinet, viola, double bass)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC

Grand salon de la Fondation Deutsch De La Meurthe
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
7 N Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris


** with the support of and


Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe
ROUND TABLE
November 17 – 7:00 pm

Contemporary Music Scene in Iran
Jean-Marc Chouvel (Musicologist)
Jean-Luc Menet (Performer, Artistic Director of Ensemble Alternance)
Alireza Farhang (Composer, Member of ACIMC Board)
Ashkan Behzadi (Composer, Member of ACIMC Board)

Grand salon de la Fondation Deutsch De La Meurthe
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
7 N Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris


Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe
ENSEMBLE ALTERNANCE
November 17 – 8:00 pm

Mehdi Khayami: Sorriso del dubbio (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC**

Mozhgan Chahian: Bote Jeqe (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Brice Pauset: Theorie der Tränen: Schlamm (clarinet, violin, cello, piano)

Ashkan Behzadi: Almond (violin, cello, piano)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC**

Philipp Maintz: Trawl (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano)

Ali Moghtadaei: Delusion (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Soheil Movaghar: Phosphenes (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Grand salon de la Fondation Deutsch De La Meurthe
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
7 N Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris


** with the support of and


Collège franco-britannique
SONAR TRIO
November 18 – 4:30 pm

Jon Yu: Sunol (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Rouzbeh Rafie: The moonshine's wat'ry beams (flute, clarinet)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC

Arash Yazdani: Stromateis (flute, clarinet)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC**

Nastaran Yazdani: Faint Sun (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Idin Samimi Mofakham: Siyāh Mashq II (clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC

Alexandre Jamar: Forestudy (flute, clarinet, piano)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

L’Auditorium du Collège franco-britannique
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
9B Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

** with the support of and


Collège franco-britannique
KNM ENSEMBLE BERLIN
November 18 – 7:00 pm

Amin Khoshsabk: The night sky - from stars to constellations (flute, oboe, clarinet)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Mehdi Kazerouni: Dix F (viola, double bass)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC**

Jean-Luc Hervé: #3 (…les sons tournent) (clarinet, 15 MP3-player)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC**

Rojin Monibi: Seconds (viola, double bass)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Fatemeh Alipour: Twilight (flute, oboe, clarinet)
World Premiere / Educational Programme

Ali Gorji: Inside Out (flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, double bass)
World Premiere / Commission of ACIMC**

L’Auditorium du Collège franco-britannique
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
9B Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

** with the support of and