Time Out mini-residency: Peer-to-peer support for composers

January 13, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers, nms opportunity, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, peer to peer, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Deadline 10th February.

We are very pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for our next Peer to Peer Time Out mini-residency. This year we are looking for composers who have taken a break from their career and are just getting back into making new music.

Taking place in Fife this is a 2-day professional development opportunity for older composers re-embarking on their artistic career. Open to Scotland based composers who may have trained at a younger age and for different reasons (be they family, financial) have taken a break from making new music.

Composers are often by the nature of their work somewhat isolated, with few opportunities for interaction with other composers or for continuing professional development. The aim of this course is to give composers the opportunity to work together, share their difficulties and benefit from each other’s strengths in a safe non-judgmental environment.

The residency will include:

• Facilitated getting to know each other time
• A question-answer session with an experienced composer
• One-to-one skills sharing sessions
• One-to-one work sharing with peer response
• Group discussion and problem solving

For more information please download the opportunity brief and/or email nicola@newmusicscotland.co.uk

The Scottish Awards for New Music seeks recent graduate to design inaugural award

January 9, 2017 in All Opportunities, nms opportunity, Other Opportunity by mwhiteside

This is a rare opportunity for a recent visual arts graduate to create a new piece of work that will be presented to winners at the inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music.

The Scottish Awards for New Music will celebrate and champion composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles that are making innovative and experimental new music right now.

Created by New Music Scotland, the awards will recognise the diversity and quality of music being made by Scottish and Scottish-based new music creators and help create a wider audience for their work.

For more information please download the project brief and/or contact nicola@newmusicscotland.co.uk

Deadline: 27th January 2017

Decision on winning design: 3rd February

Awards to be created and delivered: 3rd March

Award Ceremony: 8th March

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