Residency at the Neue Musik Zentrale

The society for contemporary music ruhr (Gesellschat für Neue Musik Ruhr e.V. / based in Essen) offers you a compositon residency at the Neue Musik Zentrale in the center of Essen for the year 2023. Are you a composer in the field of instrumental composition and/or audiovisual art? Then this call is for you … and of course open to people of any nationality and age who live and work in Germany.

What is it about?

We are offering one residency in instrumental compositon and another in audiovisual art. You will spend 10 days at the NMZentrale in Essen working on a new work. For instrumental composers, collaboration with up to 7 local musicians is encouraged in preparation for the targeted November 2023 presentation concert in Essen. For audiovisual art, the performance of a multimedia work is envisaged. Multi-channel electronics, as well as performing musicians are possible by arrangement. At the same time the gnmr announces a youth residency in the field of composition. Here you may pass on your expertise as mentors in the final phase.

The fee amounts to 3.500 EUR each (incl. travel expenses, excl. accommodation). Members of the association as well as the board of directors will support you online and on-site with words and deeds.

If you are interested, please apply, we are looking forward to your submissions! We need:

- for instrumental composition: up to 3 scores of different instrumentations (please censor name) and corresponding audio recordings
- for audiovisual art: up to 3 audio and/or video examples (please as link / if possible anonymously)
- curriculum vitae as PDF (not anonymous, will not be considered in the jury session)
- short description of your project (e.g. compositional idea, instrumentation, technique).

If you have any questions, please contact us at info [​at​] Please send your application (exclusively by e-mail) anonymously to ausschreibung [​at​]

The deadline is January 1, 2023.

The jury:

Hanna Fink (music theorist, ensemble manager, board GNMR)
Tamon Yashima (composer, musician, board GNMR)
Roberto Beseler (curator, musician, board GNMR)
Georgia Koumará (composer, Kollektiv3:6Koeln)
Raphael Languillat (composer, multimedia artist)

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