Schedules and Programs

highSCORE 2024 Schedule

The festival schedule has been updated on July, 23 (23:11) and is CET, Central European Time.

During the festival days you can write to us at staff@highscorefestival.com. For urgent inquiries you can contact our production assistant Fabrizio Nastari via Facebook Messenger or mobile phone at +39 349 0069850.

During the composition colloquium, each composer introduces themselves to everyone else: it can be their background, a presentation of their work and/or of techniques/issues they are researching. Listenings and videos are of course allowed and people very often use slides. A teacher leads the discussion. Leave time for comments! Be kind!

Password for every wifi signal at Villa Penicina: 1020304050.


Friday, July 19

■ 16:00 Departure of shuttle service from Pavia train station to the Residence. The appointment is in front of the main entrance of the train station, under the clock. In case you get lost, call Fabrizio at +39 349 0069850.

■ 18:00 Registration at the Residence. Time to relax a little bit!

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Saturday, July 20

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

■ 10:40-11:20 Composition Colloquium #1 led by Nick DiBerardino.
10:40-11:20 Tristan Latchford.

■ 11:30-12:30 Lecture “Weird, Rusty Machines: Remaking Music” (Nick DiBerardino).

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 14:30-19:00 Rehearsals with composers.
14:30-15:00 Tamara McLeod; 15:00-15:30 Qi Qu; 15:30-16:00 Xinxin Tian; 16:00-16:30 Yang Liu; 17:00-17:30 Alfonso Bravi; 17:30-18:00 Jonathan Pinchuk; 18:00-18:30 Lucy Shirley; 18:30-19:00 Anteo Fabris.

■ 14:30-18:00 Individual lessons (Nick DiBerardino).
14:30-15:00 Colton Townsend; 15:00-15:30 Connor Scroggins; 15:30-16:00 Lucy Shirley; 16:30-17:00 Qi Qu; 17:00-17:30 Xinxin Tian; 17:30-18:00 JungAh Lee.

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Sunday, July 21

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

■ 9:50-11:20 Composition Colloquium #2 led by Nick DiBerardino.
9:50-10:30 Angela Ortiz; 10:40-11:20 Leo Gevisser.

■ 11:30-12:30 Workshop “Towards a Personal Tonality” (Nick DiBerardino).

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 14:30-19:30 Rehearsals with composers.
14:30-15:00 Connor Scroggins; 15:00-15:30 Tristan Latchford; 15:30-16:00 Yuval Medina; 16:00-16:30 JungAh Lee; 16:30-17:00 Leo Gevisser; 17:30-18:00 Angela Ortiz; 18:00-18:30 Albert Wu; 18:30-19:00 Colton Townsend.

■ 14:30-18:00 Individual lessons (Nick DiBerardino).
14:30-15:00 Jinxin Fu; 15:00-15:30 Alfonso Bravi; 15:30-16:00 Albert Wu; 16:30-17:00 Yang Liu; 17:00-17:30 Jonathan Pinchuk; 17:30-18:00 Tamara McLeod.

■ 14:30-17:30 Individual lessons (Amy Beth Kirsten).
14:30-15:00 Yuval Medina; 15:00-15:30 Anteo Fabris; 15:30-16:00 Leo Gevisser; 16:30-17:00 Tristan Latchford; 17:00-17:30 Jinxin Fu.

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Monday, July 22

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

■ 9:50-11:20 Composition Colloquium #3 led by Nick DiBerardino.
9:50-10:30 Anteo Fabris; 10:40-11:20 Yuval Medina.

■ 11:30-12:30 Lecture “Five Questions for Composers (to ask themselves)” (Amy Beth Kirsten).

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 14:30-17:30 Guest of Honor Lecture and Masterclass (Helmut Lachenmann).

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Tuesday, July 23

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 15:00-16:30 Composition Colloquium #4 led by Amy Beth Kirsten.
15:00-15:40 Colton Townsend; 15:40-16:20 Connor Scroggins.

■ 16:30-17:30 Workshop “Making Composed Theatre” (Amy Beth Kirsten).

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Wednesday, July 24

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

■ 9:40-12:30 Composition Colloquium #5 led by Amy Beth Kirsten.
9:40-10:20 Lucy Shirley; 10:20-11:00 Jonathan Pinchuk; 11:10-11:50 Xinxin Tian; 11:50-12:30 Tamara McLeod.

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 14:30-18:00 Individual lessons (Amy Beth Kirsten).
14:30-15:00 Yang Liu; 15:00-15:30 JungAh Lee; 15:30-16:00 Angela Ortiz; 16:30-17:00 Albert Wu; 17:00-17:30 Qi Qu; 17:30-18:00 Alfonso Bravi.

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Thursday, July 25

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 15:00-18:00 Recreational activities!

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Friday, July 26

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

■ 10:00-11:00 Lecture “Borrowing Actions: Opportunities and Problematics” (Fabrizio Nastari).

■ 11:15-12:15 Workshop “Composing with 14th Century Technique” (Fabrizio Nastari).

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 14:00-16:00 Seminar “Musicological Tools for Artistic Research” (Giovanni Cestino).

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Saturday, July 27

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

■ 10:00-11:00 Lecture (Giovanni Cestino).

■ 11:15-12:15 Workshop (Giovanni Cestino).

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 14:00-15:00 Lecture “Contemporary Music for Ukulele” (Giovanni Albini).

■ 15:00-16:30 Workshop “Ukulele Speed Writing” (Giovanni Albini).

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Sunday, July 28

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

■ 9:50-11:20 Composition Colloquium #6 led by Dmitri Tymoczko.
9:50-10:30 Yang Liu; 10:40-11:20 JungAh Lee.

■ 11:30-12:30 Lecture “Recent Music” (Dmitri Tymoczko).

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 14:30-17:30 Individual lessons (Dmitri Tymoczko).
14:30-15:00 Anteo Fabris; 15:00-15:30 Yuval Medina; 15:30-16:00 Leo Gevisser; 16:30-17:00 Angela Ortiz; 17:00-17:30 Tristan Latchford.

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Monday, July 29

□ 8:30-9:30 Breakfast.

■ 9:50-11:20 Composition Colloquium #7 led by Dmitri Tymoczko.
9:50-10:30 Alfonso Bravi; 10:40-11:20 Albert Wu.

■ 11:30-12:30 Workshop “Repetition” (Dmitri Tymoczko).

□ 13:00 Lunch.

■ 14:30-18:00 Individual lessons (Dmitri Tymoczko).
14:30-15:00 Colton Townsend; 15:00-15:30 Connor Scroggins; 15:30-16:00 Lucy Shirley; 16:30-17:00 Jonathan Pinchuk; 17:00-17:30 Xinxin Tian; 17:30-18:00 Tamara McLeod.

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Tuesday, July 30

□ 8:00-9:00 Breakfast.

■ 9:00-11:20 Composition Colloquium #7 led by Dmitri Tymoczko.
9:00-9:40 Jinxin Fu; 9:40-10:20 Qi Qu.

■ 11:00-18:30 Optional trip.

□ 19:30 Dinner.


Wednesday, July 31

□ 8:00-9:00 Breakfast.

■ 10:00 Departure of shuttle service to Pavia train station. Scheduled arrival at 12:00.