Kalevi Aho: Sieidi - Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (2010) © Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, 2018


One-Day Online Preparation Module - 5 April, online

Students will receive lectures by Peter Maniura and Krišs Russmann (further lecturers may be announced at a later stage) on contemporary media and audience environment for live- broadcast/streamed concerts and recorded concerts. The “gold standard” of concert coverage with a camera script using a conventional OB will be analysed; storytelling, understanding a score, structuring a camera script, rhythm and cutting ratio, placement and types of cameras and gallery technique will be examined. Also, a presentation on all aspects of remote camera work will be included. All lectures will be illustrated with video clips and links will be provided to full performances for later study.
Additionally, all participants will be able to present a short clip of their previous work featuring an orchestra or classical music performance of some sort and receive critique from the lecturers. Måns Pär Fogelberg of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will also introduce the orchestra and its camera set up. In preparation for the physical workshop, students will be asked to examine the artists and repertoire for the concert. They will also receive input by script supervisor Yvonne Craven on how to prepare their scores.

Main Workshop - 26-28 April, Gothenburg

Day 1 / 12:30 – 21:30 CET
Participants will arrive / register and the workshop plan, the detailed schedule, as well as all practicalities, will be introduced. They will also meet the speakers and the orchestra team and receive a guided visit to the GSO concert hall and the control room. Participants will get the exclusive chance to meet invited conductors Barbara Hannigan and John Storgårds and discover their experiences of being filmed, their views on digital and classical music and what’s special/interesting about the concert that will be covered. Dinner + drinks will round off this first day.

Day 2 / 09:30 – 21:30 CET
In the morning participants will get the chance to cover the dress rehearsal of the evening concert in small groups. In the afternoon the coverage will be analysed and, in the evening, participants will be able to alternately watch the concert live from the concert hall as well as observe from the control room.

Day 3 / 9:30 – 14:00 CET
In the morning participants will analyse the evening’s concert coverage, followed by conclusions and closing discussions. After a farewell lunch, participants depart.

Covid-19 Measures
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the hosting organisation, puts the safety of the audience and IMZ Academy participants first and adapts continuously to the Swedish Public Health Agency’s recommendations and decisions from their owners, the Västra Götaland region. Updated information can always be found on their website here.


Sophie Schneider


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