Open Call For Residency Applications

September 25, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Artists. Musicians. Composers. Thinkers. Writers. Makers. Scientists. Architects. Dreamers.
A NY Residency made for individual and collaborative work.

It’s all about the linkages. Arts Letters & Numbers is about new ideas, new ways of thinking, of making, doing, expressing, acting, contributing. This is what happens when you give people the freedom to create, to collaborate, to influence and make change possible.

An interdisciplinary artist residency in rural upstate New York, ALN crosses boundaries – creating ideas and solutions bigger than any one person. A space to focus on creating, both individually and collectively, ALN facilitates an ongoing script through solo exhibitions, group performances, film creations, music collaborations and spontaneous conversations.

Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose. It is what happens when worlds collide.

To find out more, or to apply, please visit

Ableton Live Masterclass

September 9, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Ableton Certified Trainer Timo Preece will deliver 2 master classes on 24th & 25th September 2016 focusing on the development of streamlined workflow techniques for designing, sketching and composing music quickly and efficiently with Ableton Live 9.

Visit for full details and booking information.

Proper technique is a crucial component to almost every type of development but it can also be one of the most difficult things to learn on your own. Being tuned into efficient, productive workflow can often be the difference between finishing your productions or not.

Learn valuable strategies, tips, tricks and innovative methods for improving productivity, efficiency and quality from an experienced industry professional and expert Ableton Certified Trainer: Timo Preece (Berlin-Germany). Attendees are encouraged but not required to attend both the Saturday and Sunday sessions. Each session’s content will be related but also stand on its own. Feel free to bring a laptop with Ableton Live installed, although this won’t be required for the sessions.

The workshops are limited to 6 students per day to ensure an intimate learning environment and will take place at The Noisefloor, Edinburgh’s unique DIY music and sound production studio. Attendees will be able to take advantage of exclusive, discounted rates on future use of the studio.

The full weekend course will cover topics including:

– Streamlined navigation of Live’s interface
– Roadmaps and templates for efficient music production
– Instrumentation, beat creation tips and techniques
– Automation, modulation, effect processing and beyond
– Efficient signal routing
– Optimizing Live for maximum efficiency
– Creative strategies and over coming obstacles
– Shortcuts without cutting corners
– and more…

The instructor, Timo Preece, is an accomplished audio technologist, multi-media consultant, sound designer and electronic musician. Find out more here:

Price: £99 per session

Apply for a residency with Sage Gateshead

August 5, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

The Sage Gateshead is launching its Sage Summer Studio to new artists, musicians and songwriters to help them develop new work.

According to the Sage, this new initiative is aimed being creativity led rather than a simple rehearsal.

The space is aimed at artists testing out collaborations, creating new material and songwriting, preparation.

Please email with a brief description (100 words) or a short film (two minutes) describing how you would like to spend a short residency at Sage Gateshead and a link to music you have created.

Please note that your link must be accessible online and if your link requires a password that it is included in your email.

Please also indicate in your email whether you require any technical support. Residencies are available for up to one week only (Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm), there is no charge but spaces are limited.

DAÏMÔN // Media Arts Center

July 26, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, electroacoustic, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

For its 2017 programming, DAÏMÔN wishes to receive submissions which propose innovative explorations of narrative in media art.
We are seeking projects which interrogate new ways of making narrative and creating meaning in the digital era. How can narrative be articulated in interactive and installation-based artistic practices? What new forms of writing are made possible by digital media and technology? DAÏMÔN encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practices and to develop new approaches through the use of video; sound, electronic and digital art; and photography. Only projects involving a certain degree of artistic exploration will be considered.
DEADLINE : September 1st 2016

Details here:
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Creative Sound, Image and Technology Summer School

July 17, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

The Creative Sound, Image and Technology summer school is aimed at anyone wishing to increase their knowledge and experience of working with sound, image and technology in creative ways.

Open to absolute beginners, as well as those with some digital media experience, the course is suitable for composers, performers, visual artists, sound artists, producers, teachers and students, or anyone wanting to experiment, explore and expand their skills. You don’t need any particular musical, visual, technical or artistic background, so if you’ve never used any of these technologies before don’t be put off; the course starts with the basics and progresses from there.

The course is centred on MAX, a highly flexible software tool for sound, graphics, music and interactivity, produced by Cycling74 (  Participants will develop their technical understanding and explore the creative potential of MAX in supervised hands-on sessions.


Course fee: £250 standard price; £130 concession; £350 institutional/CPD price

Course tutor: Dr Sebastian Lexer (

Further information:



Magnetic North Spacetime Residency

July 1, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

SPACE/TIME is a 5 day creative retreat for experienced artists from all disciplines that asks the question “How does an artist keep developing?”

It aims to refresh participants through a stimulating and provocative examination of creativity. During the residency, we will explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can continue to challenge themselves to develop.

The residency combines facilitated dialogue – built around a series of provocations and questions – with time for individual reflection and work. It is led by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath.

Participation in Space/Time is open to experienced artists and selection is through an open call process.

The next Space/Time retreat will run from 11th-16th October 2016 at Cove Park. You can download application information here. The closing date for applications is 1.00pm on Friday 12th August.

If you want to know more about Space/Time, you can watch this short film which captures the reflections of the 5 artists who took part in the 2015 retreat.

CALL – IEM Music Residency Program 2017 – Call for Applications

June 10, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

IEM Music Residency Program 2017 – Call for Applications
(please distribute)
The IEM – Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics – in Graz, Austria
is happy to announce its call for the 2017 Artist-in-Residence program.
The residency is aimed at individuals wishing to pursue projects in
performance, composition, installation and sound art, development of
tools for art production and related areas. Individuals are asked to
submit a project proposal that is related to the fields of artistic
research of the IEM, as:
– Spatialization/higher-order Ambisonics
– Sonic Interaction Design
– Audio-visuality
– Algorithmic Composition
– Algorithmic Experimentation
– Standard and non-standard Sound Synthesis
– Live Coding
Duration of residency: 5 months
Start date: June 1st 2017 (negotiable)
Monthly salary: approx. EUR 1100 (net)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st of October 2016
The Institute:
The Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics is a department of the
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz founded in 1965. It is a
leading institution in its field, with more than 25 staff members of
researchers and artists. IEM offers education to students in composition
and computer music, sound engineering, contemporary music performance
and musicology. It is well connected to the University of Technology,
the University of Graz as well as to the University of Applied Sciences
Joanneum through three joint study programs.
The artwork produced at IEM is released through the Institute’s own
OpenCUBE and Signale concert series, as well as through various
collaborations with international artists and institutions.
IEM’s main activities are centered around the following research areas
– Computer Music
– Artistic Research
– Signal Processing and Acoustics
What we expect from applicants:
– A project proposal that adds new perspectives to the Institute’s
activities and resonates well with the interests of IEM.
– Willingness to work on-site in Graz for the most part of the Residency.
– Willingness to exchange and share ideas, knowledge and results with
IEM staff members and students, and engage in scholarly discussions.
– The ability to work independently within the Institute.
– A dissemination strategy as part of the project proposal that ensures
the publication of the work, or documentation thereof, in a suitable
format. This could be achieved for example through the release of media,
journal or conference publication, a project website or other means that
help to preserve the knowledge gained through the Music Residency and
make it available to the public.
– A public presentation as e.g. a concert or installation, which
presents the results of the Artist Residency.
What we offer:
– 24/7 access to the facilities of the IEM.
– Exchange with competent and experienced staff members.
– A desk in a shared office space for the entire period and access to
studios including the CUBE which has a 24-channel loudspeaker system and
infrared motion tracking, according to availability.
– During the period from July 1st until end of September the resident
will have extensive access to the studios of the IEM.
– Regular possibilities for contact and exchange with peers from similar
or other disciplines.
– Infrastructure (electroacoustic music studios, icosahedral loudspeaker
array, motion capture technology).
– Concert and presentation facilities (CUBE 24 channel loudspeaker
concert space).
– A monthly salary of approx. EUR 1100 net per month in addition to
health and accident insurance.
What we cannot offer to the successful applicant:
– We can not provide any housing.
– We also cannot provide continuous assistance and support, although the
staff is generally willing to help where possible.
– We can not offer any additional financial support for travel or
material expenses.
An application form providing more information is available at
Feel free to contact if you have any questions.

hapax electroacoustic summer workshop 2016 (Toulouse, FR)

April 27, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

The artistic collective hapax, in partnership with collective éOle, organizes in Toulouse (July 25th 2016-July 29th 2016) an electroacoustic music summer course with composers Vincent Laubeuf, Gaël Tissot and Guillaume Hermen. Pieces by course participants will be performed during the hapax concert season in November 2016.

Vincent Laubeuf, creator of instrumental and acousmatic works as well as improviser, artistic director of the musical company Motus, will lead four sessions based on his creative approach.

Workshops will be proposed by composers Gaël Tissot and Guillaume Hermen, in order to provide you an accompaniment for your creation and the creation of a collective piece (3h/day). You will also be allowed access to the studios (min : 1h3 /day for each student). The works will be played live in November, 2016.

Banff Fellowship Residency for Scottish Artists

April 14, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

This residency program is for up to four Scottish artists in any discipline (including but not limited to visual and performing arts, music, photography, film, new media and writing) who wish to explore any aspect of Banff’s unique environment, its environmental history and culture; and who wish to use the opportunity to advance their practice and career.

What does it offer?

The residency will take place during October and November 2016, in order to coincide with the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival (part of the award includes all access passes to the Festival) and the Mountain Adventure Writing Program.  Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local historians and research within the extensive archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and to collaborate and create with other artists on campus.

The four artists will create in the Leighton Artists’ Colony, which is located in a secluded, wooded area on The Banff Centre’s 43-acre campus, providing an ideal space for creativity and intense productivity. This residency offers artists the ability to work independently, as well as to engage within the larger artistic community of The Banff Centre with advice, support, expertise and access to sites appropriate to the resident and the project. The successful artists will also be able to work collaboratively should they wish.

Who should apply?

Artists of any discipline are eligible to apply, including visual and performing arts, music, photography, film, new media and writing.  Applicants can be of any age and at any career stage, but must demonstrate exceptional talent, and a strongly focused interest in the mountain and environmental theme provided by this opportunity. Artists must be working residing in Scotland to quality for this residency.

See more at:

Lucca International Festival workshops for composers, limited number of auditors positions available

March 30, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Other Opportunity, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside
Lucca international Festival 2016

Conservatory and University student auditors from any country are invited to apply for a limited number of auditor places which entitle daily morning masterclasses in composition (and instruments), attendance of afternoon International conference presentations and open rehearsals with composers, evening performances and lodging in beautiful Medieval Lucca apartments for 600 Euro, inclusive. Please send bio and work sample to by mid May.

Earlier applications will have priority.

Call for Participation: BGSU KEAR (Residency) 2016-17

March 28, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

KEAR Two-Week Electroacoustic Composer/Researcher Residency 2016-17
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on Monday 25 April 2016
AWARD: Travel funding, housing, and stipend

View application data:
Complete the application:


BGSUElectroacoustics welcomes applications for its fourth annual Klinger Electroacoustic Residency (KEAR) program. We seek a dynamic, innovative composer, researcher, or practitioner with a project requiring the use of our surround studio facilities. One composer will be selected each academic semester (fall and spring) to visit for two weeks to work on a composition and/or research project employing multi-channel spatialization (up to 10.2), first order Ambisonics, and/or controller-driven live performance.

2015-16 Residents:
James Andean (Leicester, UK)
Louise Harris (Glasgow, UK)

2014-15 Residents:
John Young (Leicester, UK)
Jonty Harrison (Birmingham, UK)

2013-14 Residents:
Adam Basanta (Montreal, QC)
Brad Garton (New York, NY)

All electroacoustic composers, researchers, and practitioners are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposal makes a compelling argument for using the multi-channel and/or Ambisonics (MC/A) studio resources. Preference will also be given to established professionals in the field.

Selected composers will receive:
·      Transportation costs to/from Bowling Green (up to $2300 and adhering to Bowling Green State University travel regulations)
·      On campus housing
·      $150 Meal card for on-campus dining
·      $150 stipend
·      Unlimited access to the BGSUElectroacoustics MC/A studio for two weeks (14 days)

While the resident’s primary activity will be working on his/her proposed project, we seek a resident willing to engage with our creative community during his/her visit by spending some informal time with our faculty and students, and sharing their expertise in a few formal settings as follows:
·      Present two music technology course lectures – topics to be agreed upon with the course instructors. (75 minutes each)
·      Teach up to four 30-minute lessons to students composing electroacoustic pieces.
·      Present one informal lecture and demonstration on the project at the residency’s end. (75-90 minutes)
·      Other activities may include interviews (audio and/or video), photography sessions, and other press-related endeavors with BGSU Marketing and Communications, to be used by BGSU at its discretion for publicity and archival purposes.
·      Commitment to serve as a judge for one future KEAR scheme.

·      Proposed projects should clearly and convincingly illustrate the necessity of working in the BGSUElectroacoustics MC/A facility.
·      Awarded composers must reside in Bowling Green and work on their proposed project for two weeks (14 days total.) Shorter durations will not be permitted. Longer periods may be possible but the resident must pay his/her own expenses after completing the sponsored 14-day residency.
·      In-progress projects may be completed during the residency period.

Interested applicants must submit an electronic application form including the following:
·      Project overview and detailed description
·      Signed residency agreement
·      Maximum of three web links pointing to work examples (soundfiles, score, video demonstrations, research papers, software, etc.) Hard copy materials will not be accepted.
o   Composers should submit up to three electroacoustic compositions with a 30-minute sum total maximum duration. Multi-channel works are permitted but please include a stereo version for the jurors.
o   Researchers should submit up to three papers and/or software programs.

Review application questions

Submit online:

Applications will be reviewed by a three-member international jury.

Selected residents will be notified by 20 May 2016, after which time additional details will be provided.

Applications must be received by midnight (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on Monday 25 April 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Detailed studio equipment lists and photos can be found on the studio website:

International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS 2016

March 24, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

The Music Gardens Foundation is pleased to invite young composers (up to 35 years old), from the world over, to participate in SYNTHETIS 2016.

This International Summer Course for Composers will take place in Radziejowice (near Warsaw, Poland) between July 18 and 30, 2016.

The participants of this year’s edition of the Course will have an opportunity to attend lectures and individual meetings with such renowned composers as Mark AndreMartin BresnickZygmunt Krauze and Johannes Kreidler, as well as with the Course’s artists-in-residence from the E-MEX EnsembleEvelin Degen (flute), Joachim Striepens (clarinet) and Martin von der Heydt (piano). In addition, Wojciech Błażejczyk – Polish composer, guitarist and sound designer – will conduct workshops on computer-aided composition techniques.

The Course’s events will be held at the Radziejowice Palace – beautiful palace complex surrounded by picturesque landscape, situated 50 km from Warsaw. The venue, originally dating back to the 17th century, thanks to its unique atmosphere, has become to function as a creative work venue for artists, writers, musicians and painters. The intimate character of the venue provides excellent conditions to create a highly cooperative environment and a creativity-enhancing atmosphere.

The International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS, created and directed by Zygmunt Krauze, is a successful reactivation of the legendary composition courses initiated in 1980 by the Polish Society for Contemporary Music. The key objective of the Course is to allow each and every participant not only to develop his or her artistic skills, but also to work in an environment where exchange of experience is crucial. For this reason a special emphasis is put on the personal interaction between the student and the tutor – apart from collective activities included in the schedule, the Course also involves one-to-one lessons.

The submissions are open until May 10, 2016. More information and on-line application form available at:

Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy

March 24, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Early-career composers are invited to apply to take part in the Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy: a week of performances, workshops and seminars with established composers and industry professionals, within beautiful surroundings at one of England’s most prestigious Music Festivals.

The Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy is a course that has proven in its first three years to be hugely stimulating, wide-ranging and influential. Participants will have their compositions workshopped, performed and recorded by the Dr K. Sextet and Mantras piano duo, attend a range of premiere performances at the Cheltenham Music Festival, and have access to industry professionals in a series of panel talks that will discuss craft and contemporary aesthetics along with career development. Workshops will be steered by a range of composers whose new works are being heard during the Festival.

Participants will arrive on Wednesday 6 July and depart on the morning of Wednesday 13 July (or late Tuesday 12 July after a final feedback session). Public showcases of works created during the Composer Academy will take place on Monday 11 July and Tuesday 12 July.

To find out more about the Composer Academy, and to fill in the online application form, please visit the website…

Please contact our Music Festival team with any questions regarding the application process at

Sixth International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky City

March 24, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

August, 30 – September 12, 2016

Tchaikovsky city, Perm, Moscow

Carola Bauckholt (Germany), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Fabien Levy (France)

Performers/MCME soloists:
Ivan Bushuev, flute (+ piccolo, alto-fl)
Oleg Tantsov, clarinet (+ bass-clarinet)
Mikhail Dubov, piano
Natalia Pschenitschnikova, voice
Vladislav Pessin, violin
Ilya Rubinstein, cello

According to the applications professional jury will select 12 students and 3 stagers of any nationality up to 35 years old. Students will have a possibility to work during 12 days on a new composition under the patronage of well known composers. The compositions will be premiered by Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble in the frames of the Academy in the Tchaikovsky city and in Moscow. Stagers receive individual classes of Academy professors and attend all events of the Academy.

Each student will have 6 hours of individual lessons (2 hour-long lessons with each professor), 1 hour-long individual meeting with each musician (participating in the piece performance) and 3 hour-long rehearsals with the musicians of the Moscow Ensemble (under the professors’ patronage). Each stager will have 3 hours of individual lessons (1 hour-long lessons with each professor).

Besides individual lessons, each professor will hold 2 open three-hour-long lectures, and each student and stager will have a hour-long presentation.

I. Selection procedure:
Dead-line: Applications sent before May 15, 2016.
Date of birth – 1981 or later.
Jury selects 15 participants of the Academy: 12 students and 3 stagers.
Selected composers will receive confirmations by e-mail before June 15, 2016.
Before August 10, 2016 the 12 selected composers have to send the draft of the score.
In case composer rejects participation another composer is invited instead.

II. Applications are to be sent by e-mail and must include:
1. First name, Surname
2. Home address
3. Country
4. Phone
5. e-mail, web-site
6. Date of Birth
7. Citizenship/Nationality
8. Composers short biography (150 words)
9. Three scores of any line-up in pdf
10. Links to the downloadable recording of 1-2 pieces in .mp3 (you can use or something else)
11. Copy of passport (main page) – valid till mid march 2017
12. Current photograph of the composer

Send applications to:

III. Selected students are proposed to compose a 6-8 minutes piece (or a complete part of a bigger work) for one of the following instrumental combinations:

1. Flute / flute alto / piccolo
2. Clarinet / bass clarinet
3. Piano
4. Voice
5. Violin
6. Cello
7. Flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello
8. Flute, clarinet, violin, cello
9. Flute, piano, violin
10. Clarinet, voice, cello
11. Flute, clarinet, voice
12. Piano, violin, cello

Students can propose their own combinations as well. Organisers will try to distribute the instrumental line-ups in accordance with the participants will

IV. Financial conditions:
Selected composers pay only travel to Moscow. Travel from Moscow to Tchaikovsky and back, food, accommodation and studies are covered by the Academy.

V. Accommodation and study:
All participants will be accommodated in a hotel in double rooms with sink. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Internet access.
All events will take place in the municipal musical college.

VI. Additional possibilities:
Wishing to come at their own expenses are welcome. The free listeners can follow all public events of the Academy: lectures, presentations, rehearsals, concerts, but they have no possibility for individual classes. The number of free listeners is limited. Contact the Academy direction for the details.

We recommend you to contact us as soon as possible for the details of arrival, transfer and visa support.

VII. Honorable mentions are previewed by the end of the Academy:
Invitation to the next Academy, performances during 2016-2017 concert season in Russia and abroad, etc.

VIII. Contacts:
Victoria Korshunova, director of MCME:
Dmitri Kourliandski, artistic director of Academy:

Send applications to:

The concert in Moscow will take place on September. Students can stay in Moscow at their own. The Academy Administration can’t cover accommodation in Moscow but can help to find the cheap hotels/hostels.

Irish Composition Summer School 2016

March 24, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

The 34th Irish Composition Summer School takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from July 5th to 14th.
This year’s school will offer a range of lectures, presentations and demonstrations on all aspects of contemporary composition, focusing on contemporary writing for any combination of the available forces (vn, va, vc, db, with optional electronics.
At the end of the course, the students’ works will be presented in workshop, rehearsed and digitally recorded by the performers in residence. Throughout the course, students will receive guidance from experienced course directors and nationally and internationally renowned composers. This year, the ICSS is delighted to welcome Laura Elise Schwendinger as Guest Director, who will present seminars on her own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to all students. Martin O’Leary and Gráinne Mulvey will give daily guidance and lectures.
Our performers are the Robinson Panoramic Quartet.
Due to the short duration of the course students are expected to come with some sketches/ideas prepared.
Please note the course does not provide accommodation. The Fee for attendance is EU350.
The course involves a great deal of individual tuition and so is suitable for a range of students at various levels of experience.
The course involves a combination of one-to-one tutorials with the participating composers, and group seminars. These will cover the major aspects of contemporary composition such as harmony, rhythm, formal structure, the use of music technology and instrumental writing.
for brochure with all details including email address etc.
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Call out for TF2016 Mentor Scheme

March 15, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Other Opportunity, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Tempting Failure is an international festival of performance, visual and noise art coming to London this July with our 5th Anniversary festival.

We are now accepting applications for our mentoring programme for ‪#‎TF2016. An amazing opportunity for final year students set to graduate this year or have graduated within the last year from either an MA or BA degree.

It offers them one on one support with a leading international artist in the production of a new work to be premiered at the festival, alongside a programme of emergent, and established career artists from around the world.

This programme provides invaluable support and professional development, acting as a gateway to the art world.

This year we are thrilled to offer you the chance to work with:

Poppy Jackson

Manuel Vason

AMINAL (Kelly Marie Mailler & Jonny Rowden)

Clive Henry

Ernst Fischer

We are are looking for noise, sound or performance artists to apply.

The DEADLINE is Midnight 20th March.

For more information on how to apply visit:

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for young artists at the beginning of their careers – please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Tempting Failure team for further information.

BAU Institute funded fellowship in Music Composition at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.

March 9, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Apply now! March 15th, deadline!

Residency dates for BAU/Camargo: August 1-22, 2016

To Apply for BAU Camargo:

For more information:

highSCORE Festival 2016

February 11, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

highSCORE Festival is today’s leading Italian Contemporary Music Festival offering masterclasses, one of the “ten summer festivals to get the contemporary music blood pumping” (Composition: Today). Set every summer in historical Pavia (Northern Italy), it is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, inspire audiences with their music, secure future commissions and job opportunities, and join other musicians to create a vibrant artistic community. Musicians work closely with a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world for two intense weeks of masterclasses, lectures, workshops and concerts. Performances of the participant composers’ scores are presented at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia. Faculty of the 2016 (7th) edition include: Julia Wolfe (winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music), Amy Beth Kirste, Christopher Theofanidis and Dmitri Tymoczko.

Endelienta Residency Opportunity for Writer and Visual Artist and Finzi Trust Residency Opportunity for Composer at St Endellion, North Cornwall

February 3, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Endelienta Residency Opportunity for Writer and Visual Artist and Finzi Trust Residency Opportunity for Composerat St Endellion, North Cornwall

Endelienta offers a residential opportunity for a composer, a writer and a visual artist to work for 7 days, on location. The residency includes a stipend of £675 including travel expenses. Accommodation and work space is provided.

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016.For further details see

Inchcolm New Music Ensemble – Music Course

January 21, 2016 in All Opportunities, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Inchcolm New Music Ensemble

The new music group of

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.


The ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’ is a music group working to create new music-making opportunities for performers and composers of all abilities and backgrounds.

The ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’ provides opportunities for playing, composing and improvising at the knife-edge of contemporary music making.

Dear Musicians,

MUSIC COURSE: June 25th – July 2nd 2016 at the Ardtornish Estate, Scottish West Coast.

Travel to Ardtornish on Saturday June 25th and return on Saturday July 2nd. Rehearse through the week and give concerts in the famous Iona Abbey and St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. The repertoire will be new music, including the winners of this year’s Heriot-Watt composer competition together with original Scottish compositions.

The Ardtornish Estate is a paradise in the rolling hills of Morvern, located in the West Highlands of Scotland.  We will stay in the splendour of a huge Victorian Country Mansion with views down Loch Aline to Mull, offering peace, quiet, and relaxation. The perfect place to unwind and make music! The ferry at Lochaline takes 15 minutes to cross the Sound of Mull, giving access to Mull, Tobermory, Balamory and the island of Iona and its famous Abbey beyond.

Heriot-Watt have an on-going special project where we commission new music in Scotland that has a starting point/inspiration from the HWU collection of art works.

The INME is seen as the flagship of music making at Heriot-Watt, reflecting the cutting edge of science and technology for which Heriot–Watt is celebrated. The group has given concerts in the St. Magnus Festival in the Orkney Islands; Inverie in Knoydart; St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh; the Isle of Skye; Ardtornish House; Iona Abbey off the west coast of Mull; Dunkeld Cathedral; Biggar; and Peebles. The INME toured the Czech Republic in June 2008 giving concerts in Prague, Brno and Kromeriz.

To date, the Inchcolm New Music Ensemble has premiered over 50 new works over 16 years, many being repeated at various times.

The course is open to choral singers and any acoustic orchestral instrumentalist.

The cost will be £400. This doesn’t cover food.

Students of Heriot-Watt University may qualify for a scholarship that allows them to attend the course free of charge.

To confirm your place on the course, please send a cheque for £50 as a deposit. Cheques payable: Heriot-Watt University.

If you are interested and want more information, please contact me on 0131 4513705, or e-mail:

Very best wishes,

Steve King D.Litt MBE

Director of Music

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh EH14 4AS

Tel: 0131 4513705

13th annual composition course this summer as part of the “UPBEAT” International Summer Music School

January 20, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Deadline: 4th of March 2016
The composition course is designed for composer-performers and consists of:

  1. a series of daily group meetings with Professor Joel Hoffman
  2. cultural and outdoor group activities in Milna and nearby on the island of Brac
  3. a final concert of works by course participants. The course will focus on works written for the Milna Ensemble, which consists of the composer-performers who are the members of the course.

The presence of several other UPBEAT courses taking place concurrently with the composition course will give participants the opportunity to meet many talented young musicians from around the world. Many of these musicians will be performing in their own courses’s final concerts which take place every few days throughout the summer.

Cross Discipline Residencies

January 19, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

It’s an exciting time for us as our new Artist Centre steadily grows to completion. This winter and spring we would like to offer you the time and space to pursue your practice or work on a creative project whilst in residence at Cove Park.

Our individual, self-contained live/work pods and cubes are perfect for researching, reading and writing, and were designed to offer artists of all disciplines (working singular or together) an uninterrupted focussed space to devise, explore, experiment or hone a creative project. We also have three 30 sqm studios available to those needing additional room for small group work or individual making-space.

On our outstanding 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long, just 1 hour from Glasgow, we welcome artists from across the world and from all disciplines, allowing enriching and nourishing creative exchange.

Your residency can be part of your professional development or an opportunity to step back and out of everyday life, to imagine new ways of working or plan or complete a commission. We have a sliding scale of reasonable hire charges to help you plan an invaluable stay at Cove Park.

Residencies available throughout January – April 2016.

To send an enquiry please contact Catrin Kemp (Assistant Director).

Location: Argyll and Bute

For further information, please contact (, or call 01436850123, or visit

“UPBEAT” International Summer Music School course for composer/performers

January 7, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Announcing the 13th annual composition course this summer as part of the “UPBEAT” International Summer Music School in the town of Milna on the beautiful Adriatic island of Brac in Croatia. The dates of the course are 19 through 30 July, 2016.

The school website is:
Milna is a beautiful village on the island of Brac. It is reachable by a one-hour ferry ride from the historic Dalmatian port city of Split. Here are a few pictures of Milna:
and more are to be found on the “gallery” page of my website,

The composition course is designed for composer-performers and consists of:

(1) a series of daily group meetings with Professor Joel Hoffman
(2) cultural and outdoor group activities in Milna and nearby on the island of Brac
(3) a final concert of works by course participants. The course will focus on works written for the Milna Ensemble, which consists of the composer-performers who are the members of the course.

The daily group meetings consist of the following:
(1) Composition Practicum: Writing for the Milna Ensemble
This is the main part of the course, in which students will have composed complete pieces in advance of the course for either the entire ensemble or some part of it. The pieces will be rehearsed and evaluated in depth in a group setting by Professor Hoffman as well as by other professors in residence in terms of compositional craft and idiomatic writing for the ensemble. There will be ample time for revision and refinement of the compositions, which will then be performed by the ensemble in the final concerts on 29 and 30 July in Milna.

(2) Improvisation Workshop
Several sessions will be devoted to principles of improvisation, which will be demonstrated and discussed by Professor Hoffman. There will be a number of group exercises and activities. This part of the composition course is also open to other music students taking part in the “UPBEAT” International Summer Music School.

(3) Presentations of work and discussions
Participants will give presentations of their music and in addition, there will be a number of organized discussions around topics of vital interest to composers and composer-performers.

The presence of several other UPBEAT courses taking place concurrently with the composition course will give participants the opportunity to meet many talented young musicians from around the world. Many of these musicians will be performing in their own courses’s final concerts which take place every few days throughout the summer.

What to submit?
Interested composers must send the following materials to Professor Hoffman by Friday, 4 March, 2016:
1. a resume. In the resume, please make sure the following information is included:
– composition experience, including works composed with year of composition
– list of performances of your works
– universities/conservatories attended with dates of degrees earned as composer
– names of composition teachers
– performance level on your instrument (e.g. beginning, intermediate, advanced)
– list of repertoire performed on your instrument
– list of performances and any awards/competitions won
– names of instrumental/vocal teachers
– universities/conservatories/music schools attended with dates of degrees earned as instrumentalist/vocalist (if applicable)

2. date of birth, citizenship, mailing address, email address and phone number

3. a score of one original work for a small ensemble scored for 2-15 separate parts. A live or MIDI recording of this ensemble piece is strongly encouraged but not required.

4. a recording of two contrasting pieces you perform. The pieces may be either solos or ensemble pieces but in the case of the latter, it should be easy to individuate your playing from among the others in the ensemble (i.e. If you are a violinist, please do not submit a work for three violins!). Please make sure you include information as to the work performed, duration of pieces and when/where the recording was made. Recordings may be either audio or video.

Please submit your materials in the following way:
Send items 1 and 2 to Professor Hoffman by email at
Send items 3 and 4 as links via an internet delivery service such as or or, and make sure that you advise Professor Hoffman by email where and how your materials are available online. Please Do NOT send items 3 and 4 by email.

Once again: the deadline for receipt of all materials is Friday, 4 March, 2016.

Participants accepted into the course will be notified by email no later than 14 March, 2016. At that point, they will also be informed of the available instrumentation available for the course, and will be asked to compose a piece for a specific combination of instruments/voice drawn from from the complete ensemble. Requests for specific instrumentation from among the performing forces available will be honored to the greatest extent possible. At that point, participants will also be asked to confirm their participation in the course by paying the application fee of 30 euros or $40 US via PayPal, sent to Professor Hoffman via By 31 May 2016, the course tuition of 475 euros will be due, and will be payable to the “UPBEAT” International Summer Music School. Instructions for payment of the course tuition will be available on the UPBEAT website. NOTE: Your application fee is not due UNTIL and UNLESS you are accepted into the course. There is no cost to apply to the program.

It is required that the participants’ compositions for the Milna Ensemble be completed well before the course begins so that the focus during the course can be on revising and refining. Scores and parts should be sent to Professor Hoffman via (or a similar service) no later than Friday, 27 May, 2016, and copies of these should be emailed directly to the new work’s performers at that time to allow sufficient time for individual preparation. It is hoped that the composers will also work on new pieces for the ensemble during the course, which can be rehearsed and discussed along with the previously completed pieces.

The principal language of the “UPBEAT” International Music Summer School is English. In addition, Professor Hoffman can accommodate students in Italian and French.

Please email me with any questions.
Joel Hoffman
Guest Professor: China Conservatory of Music, Beijing
Professor Emeritus: College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

Sound and Music Computing Conference and Summer School 2016

November 19, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Call for Papers

We are now soliciting submissions for oral and poster/demo presentations. We encourage submissions examining core areas of Sound and Music Computing, in particular:

• Real-time composition, improvisation and notation

• History and aesthetics of electronic media

• Social interaction in sound and music computing
Sound and Music Computing Conference and Summer School 2016

Hamburg, Germany
Friday, August 26 to Saturday, September 3, 2016.

The Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in association with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the University of Hamburg and the Leuphana University Lüneburg will host the 13th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) in Hamburg (Germany) from Wednesday, August 31 to Saturday, September 3, 2016.

The conference motto is S.T.R.E.A.M. (Sound – Technology – Room – Emotion – Aesthetics – Music). Keynote speakers will be John Chowning, Trevor Pinch and Cat Hope. A music festival with a total of 8 concerts will accompany the conference, featuring a special concert on real-time composition/notation and animated scores as well as a concert showcasing music by Chowning. The opening day of the conference will showcase past and present of computer music in Hamburg, home of two of the earliest and most influential digital audio workstations (Cubase and Logic), and long-time residence of new music visionary György Ligeti.

The conference will also host a summer school on the topic of “Neurons and Networks” from August 26 to 30, 2016.


Call for Papers

We are now soliciting submissions for oral and poster/demo presentations. We encourage submissions examining core areas of Sound and Music Computing, in particular:

• Real-time composition, improvisation and notation

• History and aesthetics of electronic media

• Social interaction in sound and music computing

• Room acoustics and spatial audio

• Virtual environments for music

• Music cognition and creativity

• New interfaces for musical expression

• Software / computer music languages

• Multi-modal perception and emotion

• Computer-based music analysis

• Instrument building and virtuosity in Computer Music

• Sonic interaction design

We also welcome submissions on the following topics:

• Auditory displays and data sonification

• Computational musicology and mathematical music theory

• Computer environments for sound/music processing

• Digital signal processing

• High performance computing for audio

• Interactive performance systems

• Music and robotics

• Music information retrieval

• Sound and music for virtual reality and games

• Sound and Music computing in the processing and composition of Soundscapes/Environmental Arts

• Sound and Music Computing in Education

Papers should be between 4 and 8 pages, written in English and not previously published. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Papers can be submitted as oral or poster demonstrations, but the final decision on the category will be made by the programme committee.

• Oral presentations: 8 pages maximum, 20 minutes for presentation (15 minute talk followed by 5 minutes of Q&A)
• Poster presentations: 6 pages maximum

Submitted papers must be submitted via the SMC2016 conference system (at and must comply with the given templates. The conference system will open on January 1st, 2016. Upon acceptance, camera-ready versions should be re-submitted within 14 days.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings which will be available on the conference website ( as an electronic publication. Please note that per paper at least one of the authors needs to register in order for the paper to be presented and included in the proceedings.

Best Paper Award

In accordance with the SMC tradition, we will award a prize for the best paper. The prize will permit the author(s) to publish an extended version of the paper in a subsequent issue of Computer Music Journal (MIT Press).

Inquiries should be directed to the paper chair Rolf Grossmann:


Call for Sonic Works

We also invite submissions of music and sonic art works for presentation at the festival. Hamburg has a long and ongoing tradition of improvised music. In the spirit of this tradition we encourage submissions of works exploring emerging trends such as comprovisation or conduction.

The performance venues will be at the HAW Finkenau campus  ( and Kampnagel (

Featured categories:

• Fixed scores & electronics

• Real-time composition/notation and animated scores

• Improvisation & electronics

• Electronics & performance art

• Fixed media

• Audiovisual installations

Works in all categories are free to use video.

Available ensembles and musicians:

• TonArt, a Hamburg-based ensemble dedicated to improvised music in existence since 1989. Instrumentation (the complete instrumentation is available on the conference website at

• RADAR, a new music ensemble from the neighboring Hanseatic city of Lübeck.

Instrumentation: vln, vc, clar, acc, piano, perc, double bass

• Lin Chen, a Hamburg-based percussionist and performance artist.

• Carola Schaal, a Hamburg-based clarinetist and performance artist.

Music for other instrumental resources will be considered, but composers will be responsible for providing their own performers.  Where possible, modest financial help may be offered to facilitate this.

The conference system will open on January 1st, 2016.

Inquiries on submissions and concerts should be directed to the music chair Sascha Lino Lemke:


Summer School

The SMC Summer School will take place over five days from August 26 to 30, 2016. It will give young researchers the opportunity to learn about some of the core interdisciplinary topics and to share their own experiences with other young researchers.

The motto is Neurons and Networks, referring to the following topics:

• Brain-computer music interfaces

• Artificial neural networks for gesture recognition and complex mapping

• Networked music performance

• Elaborate loudspeaker networks for wave-field synthesis and 3D spatialization techniques

Applications must be submitted via the SMC2016 conference system. The conference system will open on January 1st, 2016.

Inquiries about the summer school should be directed to Xiao Fu:


Important Dates

Conference system accessible: January 1, 2016

Paper and music submissions (deadline): April 15, 2016

Summer school application (deadline): April 15, 2016

Notifications: June 1, 2016

Camera ready submissions: June 15, 2016

Early registration: June 15, 2016

SMC summer school: August 26 – 30, 2016

SMC conference: August 31 – September 3, 2016

General inquiries should be directed to the conference chair Georg Hajdu:

Estalagem Da Ponta Do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics

November 11, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

The aim of the residency is to bring expert practitioners and practising sound artists, composers and performers from varied backgrounds together to create and experience new work in a supportive and stimulating environment.

The Residency
Estalagem will be hosting the first Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics from 7 – 13th January 2016 at Ponta do Sol on the Island of Madeira.

Under the guidance of the Invited Artists, performers, composers and sound artists the residency offers the opportunity to work collaboratively, to present work (or prepared repertoire), to attend masterclasses, concerts and talks, in the stunning environment of the Estalgem at da Ponta do Sol. During the course of the residency there will be concerts given by the Invited Artists ( including contemporary acoustic music as well as works with live electronics). Composers and performers are welcome to present their own work collaboratively and individually during the residency, as well as in more informal settings.

Invited Artists
The residency is pleased to announce that the invited artists attending this year are composer/sound artist Patricia Alessandrini (Goldsmiths, University of London); flautist, improvisor and specialist in electronics in performance, Richard Craig (Head of Performance, Bangor University); solo violinist and chamber interpreter of modern music, Karin Hellqvist (Oslo Sinfonietta/Curious Chamber Players); and composer, sound artist, performer and researcher Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM/Goldsmiths/Royal College of Music). They will be joined by guest artist and co-ordinator Katherine Betteridge, who is an improvisor, performer, and composer. (For full biographies please see the page titled “Invited Artists”.)

The cost of the residency is 425 Euros. This includes attendance of all events (workshops, Master Classes, concerts, etc.), accommodation in the Estalgem at da Ponta do Sol, and breakfast and dinner for the duration of the event (please see the “Details for Applicants” for more information). Practice rooms and a studio space will be available in close proximity to the hotel.

You do not necessarily need to compose, prepare or present anything new for this residency; we welcome projects which are in-progress. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with their peers, and these can also be presented during the residency. Composer/performers who wish to develop and/or perform their own works are also very welcome to do so and may take advantage of mentorship from the Invited Artists. All participants are also highly encouraged to engage in collaboration with the local artistic community of Madeira, and we support those which are within and across disciplines to be featured during the residency.

The application process has now begun and we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Please download the application form from the website.

Please also consult the page titled “Details for Applicants” and see the terms, conditions and FAQ’s before applying.

If you have any questions, please address those to

There is no fee to apply for this residency, however if you are accepted there is a fee for the event.

Divertimento Ensemble – International Workshop for Young Composers

October 19, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

July 8-17, 2016 – Bobbio (PC)

Applications are open for admission to Divertimento Ensemble’s second International Workshop for Young Composers.
Up to 10 participants will be selected.

Tutors: Alessandro Solbiati and Mauro Lanza
Ensemble in residence: Divertimento Ensemble
Conductor: Sandro Gorli
Maria Grazia Bellocchio – The prepared piano from Cage to nowadays
Corrado Rojac – The playing techniques of the contemporary accordion

Interested composers not exceeding the age of 35 (as of 8 July 2016), should apply by submitting to the address no later than November 30, 2015:
– a score (in digital form) for ensemble 3 to 15 musicians
– a recording of the submitted score (if available)
– application for admission: ModuloIscrizioneWorkshop2016-eng
– a copy of the passport or identity card
– receipt of € 30 for the enrollment fee. This fee will only be reimbursed incase the course is cancelled.
Bank details: Banca Prossima, account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble, IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448
BIC: BCITITMX, Banca Prossima – 20121, P.zza P. Ferrari 10 Milano;

A jury composed by the two tutors of the workshop together with the conductor and two musicians of Divertimento Ensemble will select no later than December 10, 2015 the ten admitted composers.

Admitted composers must send, no later than May 15, 2016 the score and the instrumental parts of the piece with which they will participate in the workshop.

The piece, whose duration must not exceed 8 minutes, can be a new composition written specifically for the workshop, or an existing composition (including the one that has been submitted for the application); it should be written for instruments amongst the following: flute (also piccolo, alto flute), oboe (also English horn), B flat clarinet (also E flat, A and bass clarinet), piano, percussion (one performer, instruments to be agreed), accordion, violin, viola and cello.

During the ten days of the workshop, participants will have individual lessons with the two tutors and with the conductor of the ensemble to discuss their scores or other pieces, as well as working sessions with the performers of the ensemble; they shall listen to the rehearsals of their own work and of all the programmed pieces.

All the compositions will be performed in two public concerts in Bobbio on July 16 and 17 2016. Up to three compositions will further be selected after the performances in Bobbio and shall be included in the Rondò 2017 concert season (Milan, January-June 2017).

It is possible to participate in the workshop as observers.

The workshop overall schedule foresees the following time/activities to be divided among all the participants (in part at different hours and in part overlapping):
36 hours of rehearsal with the ensemble
28 hours of individual lessons with each of the two tutors (to be divided among all the participants)
8 hours of individual meetings with the conductor of the ensemble
4 hours of individual meetings with the instrumentalists
2 hours of masterclasses by each of the two tutors
4 hours of masterclasses by two musicians of the ensemble

Participation Fee
Participant: euro 500
Observer: euro 200

A youth hostel in Bobbio offers accommodation at highly accessible rates (from € 12.00 per person per night in triple/quadruple bedrooms).


Friday, July 08
3-7 pm – individual lessons with the two tutors and the conductor of the ensemble (4 hours each)
Saturday, July 09
9,30-11,30 am – individual meetings with the musicians and the conductor of the ensemble
11,30 am-1,30 pm / 3-6 pm – first rehearsal of 5 compositions (1 hour for each composition)
10,30 am-1,30 pm / 3-6 pm – individual lessons with the two tutors (6 hours each)
6,30 pm – concert with compositions by the two tutors and the conductor
Sunday, July 10
9,30-11,30 am – individual meetings with musicians and the conductor of the ensemble
11,30 am-1,30 pm/3-6 pm – first rehearsal of the 5 left compositions (1 hour for each composition)
10,30 am-1,30 pm/3-6 pm – individual lessons with the two tutors (6 hours each)
Monday, July 11
09,30-12,30/2,30-5,30 pm – second rehearsal of 6 compositions, in presence of the two tutors
6-8 pm – masterclass by Alessandro Solbiati
Tuesday, July 12
09,00 am-1,00 pm – second rehearsal of the 4 compositions left, in presence of the two tutors
6-8 pm – masterclass by Mauro Lanza
Wednesday, July 13
6-8 pm – masterclass by Maria Grazia Bellocchio
Thursday, July 14
10,00 am -1,00 pm/3-6 pm – third rehearsal of all the compositions
10,00 am -1,00 pm/3-6 pm – individual lessons of the tutors or their participation in the rehersals with the ensemble
9-11 pm – masterclass by Corrado Rojac
Friday, July 15
10,00 am -1,00 pm/3-6 pm – fourth rehearsal of all the compositions
10,00 am -1,00 pm/3-6 pm – individual lessons of the tutors or their participation in the rehersals with the ensemble
Saturday, July 16
09,00-10,45 am – dress rehersal of the first concert
10,45 am -1,00 pm – dress rehersal of the second concert
9 pm – first concert (five compositions by the students)
Sunday, July 17
11,00 am – second concert (five compositions by the students)


Divertimento Ensemble
tel +39 02 49434973
cell. +39 338 2225014

Musica per archi

October 19, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

The Composition staff will select 12 composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “MUSICA PER ARCHI” COMPOSERS’ MUSIC FORUM AND COMPETITION 2016” from 6 to 10 February 2016 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra. The 12 selected works will be played on 10 February 2016 by Lviv Chamber Orchestra. All concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and professional video.

MUSICA PER ARCHI | Music Composers’ Forum and International Competition 2016

City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philarmonic Society
Date: 6 to 10 February 2016

The project ”MUSICA PER ARCHI” was born with the idea of meeting and sharing among composers of various nationalities and age, on the common theme of meeting between the world of the Eastern contemporary music and the Western culture.
The Competition will be made possible through one of the most renowned orchestras in Eastern Europe. The high level technique and interpretative of the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra. As is well known, the school string ukrainian was and is among the best in the world, and the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, as Kiev and Odessa, and the other major cities of the country, represent the highest expression of this school level world.

The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select 12 composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “MUSICA PER ARCHI” COMPOSERS’ MUSIC FORUM AND COMPETITION 2016” from 6 to 10 February 2016 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra. The 12 selected works will be played on 10 February 2016 by Lviv Chamber Orchestra. All concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and professional video.

Musica per Archi 2016 | Participant Info

The International Music Composers’ Forum MUSICA PER ARCHI 2016 will take place from 6 to 10 February 2016 in Lviv (Ukraine) – Address: Tchaikovsky str. 7 (Lviv Philarmonic).

The International Music Composers’ Forum is open to a maximun of 12 composers of whatever age or nationality.
Each composer must submit – deadline: 31 December 2015 – a music score for strings orchestra : 8 violins I, 6 violins II, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 3 contrabbass. The work must not exceed 7 minutes.
All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– the score, in a PDF format A4 (Finale or Sibelius software);
– a second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV) and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before, nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected! There is no registration form.

The Composition Staff will select 12 composers, from all the application submitted, no later then 5 January 2016.

Each composer selected for the International Music Composers’ Forum 2015 will be notified by email and must send the instrumental parts no later then 9 January 2016.

Musica per archi 2016 | Composition Staff

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA)
Adriano Melchiorre (ITA)
Olexander Kozarenko (UKR) – Composer
One prize will be awarded during the International Competition MUSICA PER ARCHI 2016.
It will be awarded the 1 prize of $800, by the Composition Staff, after the final concert of 10 February.
The staff can decide not to award the prize and to award special mentions of merit.

Musica per archi 2016 | Tuition Fee

For all participants selected for The International Music Composers’ Forum MUSICA PER ARCHI 2016 the tuition fee is: € 640 (euro 640).

The tuition fee include:

– participation in the seminars and events organized from February 6 to 10, by KLKNEWMUSIC and Composition Staff;
– conference of selected composers and check sound of their works;
– professional AUDIO / VIDEO recording of the 12 selected works during the final concert;

The tuition fee for the MUSICA PER ARCHI is : € 640

Euro 300 to be paid no later than 11 January 2016 by Paypal ID No. Y4B2T8SQQQULL;
Euro 340 payable on February 6 upon arrival at Lviv;
The tuition fee does not include food, accommodation and flight.

Administrative secretary for The International Music Composers’ Forum MUSICA PER ARCHI 2016 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.

For any question about tuition fee and payment method write to

Please send a PDF file with your payment check to

CoMA: Midwinter Composers Course, CoMA: Contemporary Music for All

October 11, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

St Hilda’s College and Jacqueline du Pre Music centre, Oxford

Treat yourself to a gigantic creative boost with this intensive five-day course with a track record for taking composers onto an entirely new level, giving them the technical capacity and confidence to realise more ambitious musical ideas and projects. Composer Alasdair Nicolson offers a friendly and supportive approach that nevertheless is challenging and deeply instructive. With a focus on string writing, composers are required to write for amateur strings as well as a professional string trio comprising Max Baillie, Ruth Gibson and Robin Michael. One session each day is dedicated to writing as a composers’ ensemble. There are a range of accommodation options and bursaries for full-time students.

Full details at

The 1st International ilSuono Academy for Young Composers 2016

October 9, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Ensemble Suono Giallo and Theocharis Papatrechas present the 1st International ilSuono Academy for Young Composers 2016 that will take place in Città di Castello, PG, Italy between the 18th and the 24th of July 2016.

We are excited to announce that the resident composer of the 1st International ilSuono Academy for Young Composers 2016 will be Francesco Filidei!

Composers up to 32 years of age of all nationality are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials:
-CV/Resume (in english) (in .pdf format)
-Two (2) scores of two representative works (in .pdf format)
-Two (2) recordings of the submitted scores (in .mp3 format)
[Note: computer realized (midi) recordings will not be accepted]

Application materials in designated formats should be sent electronically to:

Application Deadline:
Friday, February 19, 2016

There is no application fee.

-Ten (10) composers will be selected.
-Following the selection process, the participants will be asked to send three (3) different line-up preferences (from solo to quintet) for which they wish to write.
-The new pieces should not exceed ten (10) minutes in duration!

Ensemble Suono Giallo
Andrea Biagini, Flutes
Fabio Battistelli, Clarinets
Michele Bianchini, Saxophones
Laura Mancini, Percussion
Simone Nocchi, Piano

-The fee for the course is €250.
-The fee for the course should be paid in full by Friday, April 1, 2016 via bank transfer to:
IBAN: IT64 Z050 3521 6004 7757 0055 555 / Swift Code: VEBHIT2MXXX
Account Beneficiary: NOVAMUSICA
Bank Name: Veneto Banca
Please, indicate the reason for payment as “Course Fee for the 1st ilSuono Academy” and include first and last name.

-Application Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016
-Announcement of the selected composers: Monday, March 7, 2016
-Deadline for the three (3) line-up preferences by the composers: Monday, March 14, 2016 -Distribution of the final line-ups to the selected composers: Monday, March 21, 2016
-Payment of the course fee: Friday, April 1, 2016
-Deadline for the submission of the new pieces: Sunday, May 15, 2016
-Dates of the academy: Monday, July 18, 2016 – Sunday, July 24, 2016

-The academy will arrange for participant accommodations in rooms/apartments at a cost of approx. €20-€35 per night, per person.
-Participants will have the option to share apartments with up to five other participants.
-The academy will not cover accommodations, board, or travel expenses.

-The participants should be in Città di Castello in the morning of Monday, July 18, 2016, and depart either after the final concert on Sunday, July 24, 2016 or on Monday, July 25, 2016.
-The participants will have an 1,5-hour private lesson with Francesco Filidei.
-The participants will be asked to give an one-hour presentation of their music.
-The new pieces will be rehearsed three (3) times during the academy, plus a dress rehearsal. -The concert will be recorded.
-The lessons, presentations and rehearsals will take place at:
Scuola Comunale di Musica “Giacomo Puccini”
Via XI Settembre 41/a – 06012 Città di Castello (PG), Italy
-The concert will take place in the ancient building of the center.

-All lessons, presentations and masterclasses during the academy will be in English.

Main Sponsors
-Municipality of Città di Castello
-Scuola Comunale di Musica “Giacomo Puccini”

Scuola di Musica NOVAMUSICA

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In Cahoots Soundlab

October 7, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

An opportunity for young artists to take part in a soundlab with composer Stephen Deazley. Soundlab is a place where young musicians, composers, artists, actors, directors, dancers, choreographers and anyone from any art form can come together to collaborate, create and exchange ideas. A free playspace allowing risk-taking and sharing. The lab runs 12-6 on Friday 23rd october and 10-5 on Saturday 24th.

For information please email Nicola Henderson –

The full conference programme is available here

IRCAM Artistic Residency

September 21, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, Performers, residencey and summerschool by newmusicscotland

Information: irc-residency(at)
Call for Proposals 2016 for year 2017:  September, 2015 – November 2015 on the Ulysses platform.

Via the artistic research residency program, the Research/Creation Interfaces department seeks to reinforce the interaction between the scientific and musical community by appealing to the computer music community at large. This program offers scholarships to artists and young professionals wishing to take advantage of a period of residency at IRCAM in order to pursue their music research projects in a stimulating collaborative environment.

Since 2013, the fifth edition of this residency is open to other artistic forms: theatre, dance, video.

Each year – via online submission – a limited number of candidates is selected by a panel of international experts based on the following criteria: project content; scientific and artistic motivation; quality and innovative character of the project; mastery of the technologies needed for the project; demonstrated ability to manage a collaborative research project.

Each selected candidate will benefit from a residency at IRCAM for a specific period, associated with one or more of the institute’s project teams. The candidate will receive a scholarship of 1200 euros. IRCAM does not cover travel and lodging expenses.

During the research residency, candidates will work in the context of the Research and Development department in order to pursue their work. They will collaborate with members of one or more teams thus enabling them to deepen the musical and technological issues explored through experimentation as well as participate in the intellectual life of the institute.

At the end of their stay, the selected candidates will be asked to document and share the results of their work via written publications and public presentations given to the IRCAM community as well as the international computer music community at large.

Go Compose!

August 31, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by newmusicscotland

Go Compose! is a 3-day composition course for young composers and creative musicians aged 14-19 and in full time education. It’s a unique opportunity to work with professional composers Oliver Searle and Usui Shiori and musicians from Red Note Ensemble.
Over the 3 days you will create your own, original piece of music which will be performed on 13 October, and you will also receive a recording of your piece. If you are enthusiastic about writing music and keen to try out new ideas then this is the course for you!
Places are limited to 15 so apply now!

11-13 October | Woodend Barn, Banchory

Course fee: £45
Application deadline: Mon 28 Sept 2014
Contact / 01330 826526 for details and bookings.

Sound of Wander – International Composition Masterclass and Seminar with FRANCK BEDROSSIAN

July 28, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by newmusicscotland

16th – 18th December 2015 // Milan

This 3-day masterclass is open to students, instrumentalists, composers and musicologists of every age and nationality.
Besides 8 individual composition lessons with Franck Bedrossian, open to all the participants, it includes a reading session with Promenade Sauvage duo, focused on selected pieces or sketches written by the participants, a meeting/interview between Franck Bedrossian and the composer and musicologist Michelle Agnes Magalhães and two evening concerts with Promenade Sauvage duo and MDI Ensemble.

“Sound of Wander” is a project by the Association for Contemporary Music Study and Promotion (ASPMC) of Milan. Our goal is to create opportunities to deepen and enrich younger composers’ experience (masterclass and reading session), give space to open dialogues (A chat with…) and introduce new authors and compositions in Italy (concerts).


Wednesday- 16th of December

  • 13.00-13.30: meeting with F. Bedrossian and brief presentation
  • 13.30- 18.30: individual lessons
  • 19.30 – 23.00: Reading Session with Promenade Sauvage duo (Luca Piovesan, accordion; Maarten Stragier, guitars)

Thursday – 17th of December

  • 10.00-13.30 Seminar by Franck Bedrossian – analysis of Innersonic (2012), for accordeon and e-guitar
  • 14.30-17.30 individual lessons
  • 18.30-19.30 Ph.D Michelle Agnes Magalhães (Ircam) interviews Franck Bedrossian
  • 19.30-20.00 cocktail
  • 20.00-21.00 Concert PromenadeSauvage Duo – Luca Piovesan (accordion), Maarten Stragier (e-guitar); music by F. Bedrossian and others

Friday – 18th of December

  • 10.00-13.15 individual lessons
  • 14.15-17.30 individual lessons
  • 20.00-21.00 Concert MDI Ensemble; music by F. Bedrossian

DEADLINE: 20th of September, 2015


In collaboration with:

Institut français Milano
Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano
Amici del Loggione del Teatro alla Scala
Promenade Sauvage
MDI Ensemble

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