DYCE is a small-scale European project co-funded through the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union during the years 2018-2020.

DYCE has four partners:

Divertimento Ensemble, project coordinator – Milan, Italy

Cikada ensemble – Oslo, Norway

Ensemble U: – Tallin, Estonia

Taller Sonoro – Seville, Spain

DYCE’s starting point is a Call for Scores that will be rendered accessible to the largest possible number of composition students from all European Universities, Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and Music Schools: this is the first stage of a diverse cultural project involving performances and educational paths. It will engage both music professionals and audiences, bringing long-term results in the European musical and cultural scene.

The four partners have conceived an international project which enables them to expand their national experience to a European level and bring young European composers to the international stage. Primary goals of the project include active audience engagement, the commission of four new compositions and a new CD.

DYCE starts with a Composition competition (October 2018 – January 2019) open to the composition students and alumni (graduated in the last two years) of all European Academies, Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and Music schools which issue an academic qualification. Addressing music academies will make it possible to scout for very young talents and reach promising composers from all over Europe.
The Call for Scores will help DYCE partners gain a thorough insight of European young composers’ creativity and of the diverse trends in the teaching of composition found throughout Europe. The data gathered will be illustrated during the final convention as an important outcome of the project.