Michael Blake
  • “It was a very productive period in a beautiful place.
  • 
I came with a plan to try and write a new large-scale
  • 
string quartet and completed it within three weeks.
  • 
There seemed to be an energy within the walls of this
  • 
charming historic building that released the creative
  • 
urge with almost no effort. It is a place to which one
  • immediately wants to return.”
Don Freund
  • “VICC has been a phenomenal 
experience –
  • great place to
 think, write, soak in 
beauty
  • and wonderful 
antique calm.
  • This has 
to be one of the loveliest spots
 on earth.”
Ugis Praulins
  • “You have created the oasis for wandering souls -
  • the composers, who come here to create, or -
  • for peace – from various parts of the world.
  • Inspiration from the town and the island(s)
  • is something simular to mental hospital,
  • with a hard treatment. It is really
  • The Centre for Composers.
  • Thanks for this wonderful time.”

Robert G. Patterson
  • “I came to the Centre for Composers
  • wondering if I was still a composer.
  • I leave with perhaps the best piece
  • I have ever written. Anyway, the piece
  • I am happiest with. My time on Gotland
  • has been the most unique experience
  • of my adult life. I hope to return one day,
  • and not too far in the future, either.
  • This Centre is a miracle.”


 

Luca Pavan
  • “I think that every composer 
dreams
  • of a place like this. Here
 you find all
  • it is needed for
composing: nice town,
  • the
 sea, beautiful views, nice 
food,
  • all the necessary equipment 
to create wonderful music!”


Iraida Yusopova & Anastasia Braudo
  • “There are no words to express our
  • gratitude to you! We were happy every
  • moment here – in this unique place,
  • where ideal conditions for creation
  • are united with the blue sky, the bright sun
  • and the sweetest in the world sea.
  • We felt your love and care in everything,
  • even in the smallest things. And we shall
  • never forget it.” “We wish VICC to remain
  • always such Paradise on Earth as it has been now!”