Open Call for the Conlon Foundation Composer-in-residence program

December 5, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

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In 2015 the Conlon Foundation is starting up a residency program for composers interested in working with the foundation’s Yamaha Disklavier to create an imaginative composition for Disklavier solo with electronics, and/or for combinations with other media, with the option of using a pianist. Using alternative controllers, video, live sampling or the ‘preparation’ of the Disklavier are among the possible techniques to be utilized in the realization of the composer’s artistic ideas.

In collaboration with Gaudeamus, the Conlon Foundation offers a two week residency in one of the studios in the Muziekhuis Utrecht, The Netherlands. Aside from the Disklavier, these studios are equipped with a (possibly multichannel) sound system, various microphones and other equipment. The intention is to host two residents in the same period sharing the studio, to encourage crossfertilisation. The residency should eventually result in a composition to be performed at a concert organized by Gaudeamus.

The residency entails the use of a studio and the Disklavier free of charge, as well as an introduction into a broad network of composers, performers and organizers within the Dutch music scene. If residents wish to include a pianist or another instrumentalist, the Conlon Foundation can suggest possible players. The residencies do not include costs for travel, lodging or food, nor costs involved with an optional performer. Conlon can assist in looking for affordable lodging.

To apply, please send an email to info-at-conlon-dot-nl, including a project description and a CV, as well as links to works, samples and other supporting materials. Do not send materials over 10 MB by email. The deadline for applications is February 27, 2015. A total of four (4) composers can be invited to take part in a residency for 2015. Conlon aims to schedule the residencies in the spring of 2015. Exact dates can be negotiated, depending on availability of the studios and the composers’ schedules.