26th edition
'For the Contemporary Flutist' with Wil Offermans
'For the Contemporary Flutist'
with Wil Offermans
  • class
  • books by Wil Offermans
  • score of 'Tsuru-no-Sugomori'
  • working on circular breathing
  • ensemble class
  • duo of bass and contrabass
  • ensemble Labyrinth
  • at the pool
  • ensemble Dance with Me
  • bamboo tones
  • dinner
  • around the house
  • ensemble Kotekan
  • class
  • books by Wil Offermans
  • score of 'Tsuru-no-Sugomori'
  • working on circular breathing
  • ensemble class
  • duo of bass and contrabass
  • at the pool
  • ensemble Labyrinth
  • ensemble Dance with Me
  • bamboo tones
  • dinner
  • around the house
  • ensemble Kotekan

  Sayalonga (Malaga), Spain     July 22 - 29, 2017

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Flute Summer Course 2017

The 26th international Flute Summer Course by Dutch flutist-composer Wil Offermans will be held from July 22nd until 29th, 2017 in Sayalonga (Malaga), Spain. In this inspiring ambiance Offermans conducts the course, sharing his contemporary approach on flute playing. He is promoting the extended flute techniques as a phenomenal tool to develop the most essential aspects for deepening our flute playing and teaching. While the focus of this course will be mainly on the 'modern' techniques, the final musical aim is evidently broader and includes a general flexibility, creativity and development of the breathing, the sound and the body.

The course is open for advanced flute students, flutists and flute teachers and is a perfect way to get introduced to contemporary flute playing and extended techniques, or to further extend your views and possibilities. First language of the course is English (besides, Wil Offermans also speaks Dutch and some German, Spanish, French and Japanese). The course is organised by Studio E Music Creation.
  • karen
    De voorbije week was enorm verrijkend! Een unieke ervaring die ik niet snel zal vergeten! Het was in een woord AMAZING…Karen • Belgium
  • emily
    What a perfect week - interesting new ideas, great new friends, delicious food! I’ve had a great time and am leaving refreshed about embracing new music!Emlyn • USA
  • elizabeth
    I had such a wonderful week that I will always remember and I'm so excited to really enjoy playing my flute using all the things I have learnt. I am incredibly grateful.Elizabeth • UK
  • michaela
    Vielen Dank für viele Impulse: Freude, Spass, Geduld, neue Klänge, neues Gefühl mit der Flöte.Michaela • Germany
  • marianne
    Bedankt voor het delen van je rijkdom, het was een geweldige week!Marianne • The Netherlands
  • urara
    楽しい時間、レッスンをありがとうございました。初めてのスペイン、様々な国の人と一緒にレッスンを受ける事ができて、とても幸せでした。沢山の刺激も受けました。Urara • Japan
  • helena
    Muchas gracias por esta maravillosa experiencia, un viaje inolvidable a otro mundo….Helena • Spain
  • paul
    Thank you for opening the mind and introducing another way of thinking the music, feel the body and use imagination.Paul • La France
  • ingrid
    I had a marvellous time here! Thank you very much for lots of inspiration, wonderful music, delicious food and beautiful, magic moments!Ingrid • Norway
  • doris
    Great people, great place, great food, great music… Thanks for so much inspiration in every way!Doris • Austria
  • kinda
    I really want to thank you for everything, I had a marvelous time with you…Kinda • Syria
  • ulla
    I want to thank you for an sound-exploration on the flute as well as for creating such a warm and personal atmosphere! I am very grateful for this unforgettable experience.Ulla • Austria
  • michelle
    Thanks for a great week!! Great inspiration, knowledge and food! Thank you for inviting us to learn from you and explore the new world of extended technique.Michelle • Dominican Rep.
  • seetha
    Much love and gratitude for your inspiration and sharing…Seetha • USA
  • conni
    Danke, das war super! Es hat mich sehr bereichert und ich freue mich all die neue Dinge auch in meinen Unterricht mit ein zu bauen.Conni • Germany
  • elske
    You are a great inspiration. So much enjoyment this whole week!Elske • The Netherlands
  • olivera
    I am very impressed about the flute course and happy that I became a chance to work with Wil Offermans…Olivera • Serbia
  • maria
    I learned so much, I have fresh energy again, and about your music I am without words… Melodies, colors, wind, movements, still everywhere around me…Maria • Italy
  • madeleine
    I am full of wonderful feelings about the course in Sayalonga! I feel very strongly that the course effected not only my playing the flute, but also my teaching.Madeleine • Switzerland
With former participants from: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Czech Rep., Denmark, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israël, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovenia, South-Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK, USA and Venezuela.

For the Contemporary Flutist

book
Main literature will be the etude book For the Contemporary Flutist by Wil Offermans (published by Musikverlag Zimmermann, Germany; Zenon, Japan; and SeJong Publishers, Korea; awarded by the National Flute Association, USA). Extensive background information on this book and the various flute techniques can be found online at forthecontemporaryflutist.com. For additional literature by Wil Offermans see this list of compositions.

Main subjects of the course:

  • Extended techniques for performance, study and education. How techniques like bamboo tones, harmonics, circular breathing, multi-phonics and whisper tones can develop our breathing and sound. These techniques will be studied with the etude book For the Contemporary Flutist by Wil Offermans.
  • Body movement and sound control
  • Ensemble pieces introducing bass & contrabass flute
  • Flute solo compositions by Wil Offermans, like Honami, Tsuru-no-Sugomori, Made in Japan and Luna y Sierra.
  • Improvisation in performance and education
  • Ethnic flute evening

  • book
    For the Contemporary Flutist
    with 12 studies on contemporary flute techniques by Wil Offermans
  • book
    CD Daily Sensibilities
    with all the etudes of ‘For the Contemporary Flutist’ recorded by Wil Offermans. Checkout the CD + book discount bundle here.
  • book
    CD Luna y Sierra
    with Tsuru-no-Sugomori, Luna y Sierra, Dance with Me, Bamburia

Prices & Booking

The total registration fee is  575 and includes all lessons, all the meals and lodging in a single room. If you come with a flutist-friend, there is also the possibility to share a double room (a discount of € 75 euro will be applied). You may specify if you have any dietary request (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). The maximum number of participants is 15. The total amount should be paid in two parts:

  1. a non-refundable advance payment of € 95, which should be paid within 8 days after booking.
  2. the rest of the fee should be paid at the latest before July 8th 2017.

Program

Most lessons will be held in groups. Besides every participant will have a private lesson to further work on a specific technique or piece. Daily, there is a lunch and 'siesta' break from 14:00 - 17:30 and beside the meals some drinks and snack are served in between. Dinner will be after the classes. In the free time you can either study the flute or enjoy the private swimming pool, visit the typical white Andalusian village of Sayalonga or make a walk in the mountains. See the full schedule here.

Location

The course will be held in a renovated farm-house with a splendid view over the village of Sayalonga, 8 kilometers away from the Mediterranean Sea and 40 kilometers from Malaga. The house has comfortable single rooms, all with free Wi-Fi. Our cook will serve you the most delicious food (vegetarian food on request). To reach the course, when traveling by air, it is advised to fly to Malaga International Airport. From there the organization can assist you with local transport.

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