Percussions Week

Week dedicated to the interpretation and composition with percussion instruments in contemporary music

From 23rd to 26th January, 2020
Avidi Lumi presents the first edition of educational activity dedicated to the study and analysis of the various aspects of contemporary music, focusing on percussions and their use in musical composition.

The formative proposal includes a workshop from 23rd to 26th January 2020, which offers two sections:
  • Percussions masterclass about the performance practice of contemporary soloist, electronic and electro-acoustic repertoire;
  • Call for scores.
The percussionist Simone Beneventi was invited for this first edition.

The need to have these two sections is born to relate the compositional aspect, the research aspect and its realization in score for performers and musicians who searches the composer's idea inspiration. Participants will be able to work on the material proposed by the teacher, or on the choosen composers' music.

The call for scores will determine 5 composers who will work with Simone Beneventi and the students of the instrumental course. The compositions of the participants will be selected for the final concert of the masterclass.

To seal the offer, the Avidi Lumi studio provides its staff and electronic equipment, with the aim of carrying out practical workshops on amplification methods and performing of percussions and electronic pieces.

On the evening of January 26th, the end of the educational event will take place through the performance of the selected compositions and proposed works (soloists or ensembles) in the masterclass, performed by Simone Beneventi and the students.

Registrations are also open to audience students subject to availability (max 15 per course).


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Simone Beneventi will lead the project for both percussionists and composers, exploring interpretation and instrumental techniques.
There is an individual lesson lasting 120 minutes and the possibility to participate to all the instruments and composition lessons as an auditor. Tracks can be chosen from the list of repertoire.
Effective student fee: € 100
Auditor fee: € 50€
(Social lunch is included)
The fee includes an individual lesson lasting 90 minutes and the possibility to participate to all composition and performance lessons as an auditor.
Three compositions will be selected to be performed during the final exhibition.
Effective student fee: € 130
Auditor fee: € 50€
(Social lunch is included)


Interested instrumentalists and composers should send an e-mail to (subject: Beneventi Masterclass - Surname / Name / course) by Sunday December 15th 2019, attaching:
  • Artistic CV
  • copy of a valid document
  • for instrumentalists: piece(s) that you want to learn more about in class
  • for composers: 1 or 2 scores for any instrument
The results will be personally prepared by Simone Beneventi, will be communicated via e-mail to the participants.
The payment instructions will be sent individually together with the e-mail selection of the actual students, and subsequently to the booking e-mail for the auditor students.
Each selected composer as an active participant, can send to Avidi Lumi, by December 31st 2019, by email 1 or 2 scores for percussions soloist up to 5 percussionist, with or without electronics (live and tape).


January 23rd: Schedule (provisional timetable):
time / date January 23rd January 24th January 25th January 26th
9:30-11:30 Percuss. 2 Percuss. 4 Percuss. 6
11:30-1:00pm Intro + set Comp. 2 Comp. 4 rehearsals Ensemble 4
1:00-2:00pm lunch lunch lunch lunch
2:00-4:00pm Percuss. 1 Percuss. 3 Percuss. 5 rehearsals Ensemble 5
4:00-5:30pm Comp. 1 Comp. 3 Comp. 5 Prep. Conc.
5:30-7:30pm rehearsals Ensemble 1 rehearsals Ensemble 2 rehearsals Ensemble 3 Prep. Conc.
7:00-8:30pm - - - Concert

Percussions list

  • 2 marimbe 5ottave Yamaha
  • 2 Vibrafono
  • 4 Glockenspiel
  • Xilofono
  • Timpani set
  • 3 grancasse
  • 2 set campane tubolari
  • Congas set
  • 3/4 bongos
  • 2/3 set batteria
  • Tom Tom set
  • Woodblock, block e Temple block set
  • Campanacci set
  • 3 Lion Roar
  • 2 djembe
  • 3/4 tam
  • Set gong a mammella di varie dimensioni, da grande e piccoli
  • Aste e sostegni di ogni tipologia
  • Set di piatti
  • Pianoforte a coda
  • Lastre di varie dimensioni

Additional info

The organization will not cover accommodation, board, or travel expenses.
More information you can see on page Contacts.