Eklekto Call for projects / percussion trio

March 15, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

Eklekto Geneva percussion center invites composers and sound artists to submit a proposal for a new work for percussion trio. The theme of the call is:


Today’s conflicts take the most diverse forms; climate change issues are announced as an ongoing threat; the financial crisis are rising wider everyday. What does sheltering mean today? In which form does the concept of refuge exist?
Eklekto would like to discuss the idea of shelter and vulnerability through musical proposals which reflect this theme, handle it either concrete or more abstract.

The Call for Projects is open to composers and sound artists born after 01.03.1980, coming from Switzerland and the rest of the world. A jury of professionals will judge the proposals and choose three projects to be realized by Eklekto at l’Abri- Espace culturel pour jeunes talents, in Geneva, on November 14th 2015.

Deadline for submitting : April 13th 2015

Conditions and deadline
The proposals may describe projects such as musical composition, performance, multimedia concert, music theatre or others using three percussionists. Additional components may be used such as video, electronics, text, etc. The duration of the work should not exceed 20 minutes.
Each project must contain the following documents:
– A project outline describing the artistic idea of the project as well as concrete plans of realization in English, German or French on a maximum of one A4 page.
– One page with personal details (CV, name, postal address, email, phone number).
– A copy of the passport or any ID card mentioning the birthdate.
– Other documents such as archive of previous works, parts, CD, DVD, audio and video links. (optional)
Applications must be sent in by Monday, April 13th 2015 latest by mail to the following adress: Eklekto, Call for Projects, Coulouvrenière 8, 1204 Genève, Switzerland, or by email to: admin@eklekto.ch
Results are announced in May 2015.

Three projects will be selected. Each composer/artist/group of artists selected will receive a fee of CHF 1’500.- for realizing the work.

Eklekto is providing:
Three percussionists from the Eklekto percussion collective for the concert and the rehearsals.
The percussion instruments needed and a rehearsal space in Geneva during all stages of the production (a list of the available instruments can be seen on http://instrumentarium.eklekto.ch).
Technical support (sound engineer, amplification material). Other technical requirements such as video, additional performer or others have to be organized by the applicant.

Timeline for the selected artists:
October 15th, 2015: deadline for delivering score, parts and technical riders.
Early November 2015: rehearsal process in Geneva.
November 14th, 2015: performance/presentation at l’Abri- Espace culturel pour jeunes talents, 1 place de la Madeleine, Geneva (www.fondationlabri.ch).