soundSCAPE Irish Artist in Residence 2016

21 Mar 2016 - 5:00pm

soundSCAPE Annual Irish Residency – Call for Proposals

The Association of Irish Composers and the Contemporary Music Centre are delighted to announce the fourth annual Irish Artist-in-Residence with the soundSCAPE Festival in Italy. The 2016 residency is open to a performer or composer who is active in the Irish new music community. There is no age limit or in-country residence requirement.

The selected artist will be invited to curate/perform a concert of contemporary Irish music at the festival and to give two presentations: on their own musical life/work, and on trends in contemporary Irish music making. The artist will also be expected to contribute to the lively discussions in the festival’s daily symposia.

The Irish Residency provides roundtrip airfare, 3-4 nights’ accommodation in Maccagno and a small stipend to cover daily expenses.
Soundscape 2016 Interested applicants should e-mail the following materials to [email protected] :

  • CV

  • proposal for a one-hour concert of contemporary Irish music (if performed by the applicant, note any pieces that require additional performers; if curated by the applicant, include details on instrumentation and any other equipment needs)

  • proposed topics for the two presentations cited above.

The deadline for proposals is 5pm, Monday 21st March.

Proposals featuring the premiere of a new work are encouraged, but not necessary. soundSCAPE is open to all musical aesthetics. Proposals should offer some degree of flexibility in order to accommodate any changes that may arise when the final festival line- up is confirmed (i.e. regarding the number of pieces in the concert, or specific percussion requirements, etc). Submissions will be assessed by a combined panel from the AIC, CMC and soundSCAPE. The selected artist will be announced in early April.

soundSCAPE is a contemporary music festival and summer school which takes place over two weeks each year in the beautiful town of Maccagno in the Italian Alps. The festival features daily concerts and seminars from faculty, students and guest artists. Students of the summer school receive regular one-to-one tuition in contemporary music performance and composition. Most importantly, artists from all over the world meet to exchange ideas and become part of a growing international network of composers and performers. In 2016, the festival will take place from 1st – 14th July.

Previous recipients of the Irish Residency:
Siobhán Cleary, 2013 • Kate Ellis, 2014 • Jennifer Walshe, 2015.

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Soundscape 2016