precept.concept.percept VI. is an international summer composition course taking place in Bled, Slovenia on

June 20th - 24th 2022 alongside the first edition of the .abeceda Contemporary Music Festival.


Festival program



The 5-day summer course is open to composers at all stages of their academic and artistic development. The participants will focus on the following themes: grounding, composition of mind, and [emancipatory practices].


The workshop is mentored by Slovenian composer and researcher Dré A. Hočevar.




During the practical part of the workshop, in the mornings, participant composers get the chance to work on their composition with the .abeceda [ensemble for new music] — considering, for example, the development and optimisation of notation, performance models, and artistic premises used in their work. 

Works by participant composers workshopped during the week will be presented in the final  concert of the .abeceda Contemporary Music Festival on June 24th in Festivalna dvorana Bled. 




Ensemble instrumentation: violin, violin, viola, cello, flute, harp, accordion (for specific questions about the instrumentation options, please send an email). You are welcome to submit compositions for ensemble (various formations), as well as compositions for solo performers.




To apply, please send the composition [score and a recording/video] that you would like to have workshopped throughout the course and performed at the festival with an enclosed CV to with the subject line ‘precept.concept.percept application’ before May 15, 2022. 


Application fee:

active participation (limited places available): 200€

passive participation: 50€




Dré A. Hočevar (Ljubljana, 1987) is a Slovenian composer and researcher based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Currently, Hočevar is conducting his PhD studies at the Centre for Research in New Music, CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield, UK. The central subject of his research and composition praxis is .meta [dynamic cognitive-apparatus formation, application, and analysis systems]. Dré A. Hočevar is the artistic director and founder of .alfabet, Institute for Research in Art, Critical Thought and Philosophy, and frequently leads workshops, seminars, and lectures in composition, performance, and research. Hočevar’s teachers include Steve Lehman, Peter Ablinger, Joe Morris, Michael Carvin,  Alexander J. Harker, and Aaron Cassidy.


Artistic director and mentor:
Dré A. Hočevar

Pia Reš


Zavod za kulturo Bled

Stichting .alfabet [Amsterdam, NL]



20.—24. 6. 2022

This project is supported by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture