In a meeting this week at the Norwegian Academy of Music, it was unanimously decided that we will carry this year´s symposium into next year and make it tradition.
The Norwegian State Academy itself will dedicate its composition and jazz departments to the development of subject matter for the symposium, and we will attempt to include all the lessons learned from this year´s pioneering effort with our colleagues from School for Improvisational Music in Brooklyn.
Next time around there will be an increased focus on compositional processes, and we will attempt to pre-qualify composers earlier in the selection process. An early pre-production week with the orchestra for composers at the state academy will be held in Spring 2009.
Application deadline for 2009 is June 1st. 2009. The IRMS 2009 will be held in Oslo, 11th-17th of August 2009. Stay tuned for more details.