Open Call ///

Lithuanian composers and sound artists are invited to apply for the DAR- Hållnäs Konstkoloni residency exchange program in Sweden 

 

The duration of residency is 14 days, September 1 - 14, 2019 (Hållnäs, Sweden); residents will receive a €400 one-time scholarship and covered travel expenses (up to €200).  Composers and sound artists are invited to submit their ideas and project for the residency.The AiR is expected to present their work in concert or other suitable format at the end of the stay. The details of this can be discussed and will be confirmed closer to the residency.

Hållnäs Konstkoloni residency is run by artist Åsa Norling and her partner Alex Peck. They moved in 2011 from London to their farm in Hållnäs, with the ambition to create a space for interdisciplinary meetings and creative research close to nature. They live permanently at Hållnäs Konstkoloni with their two children. Hållnäs peninsula is a beautiful area with a long, untouched rocky coastline, quiet old villages and good trails and roads for walking and cycling. The nearest town with a train station is Tierp.

There are three different studio spaces available in the recently converted barn. The 45 m² movement studio features high ceilings and a sprung dance floor surfaced with a 3 mm natural rubber dance mat. The large barn doors can be opened on both sides of the space. Walls and ceiling are not insulated but there is an underfloor heating system for comfort on chilly days. The upstairs art studio features wooden floors and lots of natural light. There is an adjacent smaller workshop with high ceiling, concrete floor and a separate balcony entrance. Downstairs, there is a fully-functional kitchen and bathroom as well as a communal area for meals and meetings. On the south side of the barn, guests can enjoy a sunny space suitable for both bbq’s and outdoor projects. In the rustic but cosy guest cabin nearby, there is a kitchen and a bathroom with shower and compost toilet. The spacious, light living room is also suitable for non-messy work.

During the time of the residency, there might be another artist and volunteers on-site. However, the artist in residence will have their own studio space and private cabin. There are bikes for guests to use. Any questions about practical aspects of the residency can be put to Åsa Norling at Hållnäs Konstkoloni via [email protected]

Resident will be given free accommodation for creative activities and living, as well as administrative and tutorial assistance. Artist should take care of their health insurance. In order to benefit from the possibility of exchanging residency, composers and sound artists are invited to submit applications; in one PDF document in English. Application form contains:

- CV;

- project proposal;

- creative portfolio: up to 10 audio links, photos or videos that should be numbered; sound pieces should be provided in mp3 and pictures in jpg formats. Add reviews from media and exhibition catalogues if there are any.

Applications are expected until June 30 by email: [email protected]

 

The residency exchange is supported by Kulturenheten Region Uppsala, Lithuanian Culture Council and LATGA.

Lithuanian and foreign composers and sound artists are invited to apply for the Druskininkai Artists’ Residence in collaboration with Contemporary Music Ensemble Synaesthesis

 

The duration of residency is 14 days, July 25th – August 8th, 2019 (DAR, Druskininkai); residents will receive a €400 one-time scholarship and covered travel expenses (up to €200).  Composers and sound artists are invited to submit their works that have not yet been performed as well as ideas for new compositions for following instrumental arrangement:

violin, viola, flute, clarinet (in B, bass, contrabass), piano.

Directed by conductor Karolis Variakojis and pianist Marta Finkelštein Contemporary Music Ensemble Synaesthesis has a growing reputation within the contemporary music world. The team of young and ambitious musicians has taken up the mission of introducing works of experimental Lithuanian and foreign composers to the performance venues. The ensemble’s vision goes beyond sound – but into space, light, movement and narrative – anything that allows for professionally performed music to become a multidimensional creation, blurring lines between genres.

Composers of newly created or first-time performed pieces will work together ensemble Synaesthesis at the Druskininkai Art Residence on July 29th – August 6th. Completed pieces will be presented to the audience in Druskininkai on August 6th. After applications have been submitted, one candidate will be selected by DAR board. Resident will be given free accommodation for their creative activities and living, as well as administrative and tutorial assistance. Artist should take care of their health insurance.

Composers and sound artists are invited to submit applications; in one PDF document in English or Lithuanian. Application form contains:

- CV;

- a sketch of a work that will be created by the resident composer and performed by Synaesthesis ensemble, or the score of a piece already created but not yet performed;

- creative portfolio: up to 10 audio links, photos or videos that should be numbered; sound pieces should be provided in mp3 and pictures in jpg formats. Add reviews from media and exhibition catalogues if there are any.

Applications are expected until May 30th by email: [email protected]