Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at NZSM 2018-2019

Composers are invited to apply for the position of Creative New Zealand Composer-in- Residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2018–19.
Applicants should hold a current New Zealand passport or have been residing in New Zealand for the 12 months prior to the application deadline, and be composers of proven merit. The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2018 to 31 June 2019, with a salary in the range of NZ$60,000–$70,000.

Partner organisations include: Orchestra Wellington, Lilburn Residence Trust, Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ), Wai-te- ata Music Press, as well as numerous Wellington-based performers and ensembles who have expressed interest in working with the successful candidate.

The application should comprise a single application document (in either PDF or Microsoft Word format), that includes the following four sections, ideally in the following order:

1) A current CV, which must include your contact details, qualifications, compositional experience,
current employment status and a list of selected compositional output.

2) A Work Proposal. See below for more details.

3) A URL (or list of URLs) to an online portfolio/showreel of no more than 4 representative works. Notated compositions should include links to both scores and recordings. Music scores should be viewable/downloadable in PDF format, and recordings in either MP3, AIFF or WAV format. Audiovisual works can be hosted via an online video service such as Vimeo or YouTube.

4) Confirmation that you are a New Zealand citizen or that you hold New Zealand residency, such as a scan of your current NZ passport.

For a full role description and information about the application process, please visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies – Reference 1868

Applications close: Friday 8 December 2016

IRCAM Artistic Research Residency

Artistic Research Residency Program 2018-2019
Applications accepted: October 2 – November 17, 2017

IRCAM’s Artistic Research Residency Program offers artists of all disciplines the opportunity to collaborate with one or more IRCAM research teams as part of a residency that can be extended in a partner institution.

IRCAM is partnering with Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany and Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), Montreal, Canada, for the 10th edition of its Artistic Research Residency Program.

The benefits of residence are many: offer a time for reflection on its practice, work with researchers to develop an new artistic research path together, develop or perfect an innovative creative tool, conduct experimental artistic research, produce the prototype of an artefact, compose the sketch of a piece, a performance, test a configuration, an innovative technical set-up like a 360-degree immersive audio / video device such as the SAT Satosphère or the ZKM’s Klangdom.

An international panel of experts, including the leaders of the expected host project-teams, will evaluate each proposal. The evaluation is based on the originality of the project and its innovative character, collaborative aspects, experience and ability to undertake the proposed project.

At the end of the final selection by an international jury, the laureates of the 2018-2019 Residency Program will be announced at the forum workshops in Paris on March 7, 2018.

Each laureate will be granted a residence at Ircam, within the expected host project-team, possibly followed by a period of co-residence at the ZKM or at the SAT, for a determined total period (between 2 weeks and six months), spanning from September 2018 to December 2019. Each winner will receive the equivalent of 1200 euros per month to cover his expenses.

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/creation/residence-en-recherche-artistique/

Banff Centre – Ensemble Evolution

Summer classical music programs at Banff Centre are committed to the Creation of new music, the Refinement of traditional and contemporary practices, and the Amplification of our music into the public space by means of reflection and conversation. This Creation, Refinement, and Application is referred to as ARC. Faculty and participants will explore these three vital and inseparable aspects of music-making, to become whole musicians: creative, skilled and living fully in the changing world we share. ARC will take place everywhere, from informal conversations on the slopes of Mount Norquay, in master classes and rehearsals, and in formal concert productions, presented side-by-side with faculty, that are intended for the general public.  Along the way, the programs will seek rich encounters between composers and performers, scholars and practitioners; with writers, dancers, naturalists, and audience members.

Ensemble Evolution, led by 12 members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, offers participants the opportunity to explore the 21st century “evolution” of the large mixed-instrumental ensemble, tackling repertoire ranging from Biber and Beethoven to hot-off-the-press world premieres by faculty and participant composers

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Residency Dates: June 19July 01, 2017

 

Ostrava Days 2017

Ostrava Days 2017 (August 14 – September 2, 2017) is a working environment with a focus, among others, on compositions for orchestra. There are three resident orchestras: the 85-piece Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, the 80-piece Ostrava New Orchestra (ONO) and the 35-piece Ostravská banda. Additionally, there are resident ensembles (e.g. Momenta String Quartet), Canticum Ostrava choir, and many soloists. The Ostrava Days Institute is linked with the Ostrava Days Festival, which includes compositions by students and lectors as well as composers like Petr Bakla, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Hans Werner Henze, Rudolf Komorous, Klaus Lang, Alex Mincek, Alfred Schnittke, Bent Sørensen, Galina Ustvolskaya, Iannis Xenakis, among others. OD Institute accepts up to 35 resident-students to ensure one-on-one interactions among all participants. The working language is English. Resident-students will be chosen through a review of no more than three scores and audio samples. Housing will be provided in the centrally located Kampus Palace (new student residence with limited single room availability) in the immediate proximity of the Janáček Conservatory and the Triple Hall Karolina (the main venues).

Lectors: Muhal Richard Abrams (New York), Richard Ayres (Amsterdam), Christopher Butterfield (Victoria), Petr Kotík (Ostrava / New York), Bernhard Lang (Wien), George Lewis (New York), Roscoe Mitchell (New York), Olga Neuwirth (Wien / Berlin), Pavel Zemek Novák (Brno), Frederic Rzewski (Brussels), Salvatore Sciarrino (Milano), Kate Soper (New York), Miroslav Srnka (Prague), Jennifer Walshe (Dublin)

Participants: ONO (Ostrava New Orchestra), Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostravská banda, Canticum Ostrava & Jurij Galatenko, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Momenta Quartet

Conductors: Johannes Kalitzke (Wien), Rolf Gupta (Oslo), Petr Kotík (Ostrava/New York), Joseph Trafton (Mannheim), Ondřej Vrabec (Prague), Carl Bettendorf (New York/Hamburg)

For more detailed information please visit http://www.newmusicostrava.cz

Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence 2017-2018

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE 2017–2018

Composers are invited to apply for the position of Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2017–18.

Applicants should hold a current New Zealand passport or have been residing in New Zealand for the 12 months prior to the application deadline, and be composers of proven merit. The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2017 to 31 June 2018, with a salary of NZ$50,000. Partner organisations include: Orchestra Wellington, Lilburn Residence Trust, Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ), Wai-te-ata Music Press, Rattle Records, as well as numerous Wellington-based performers and ensembles who have expressed interest in working with the successful candidate.

Further enquiries may be made to Michael Norris, Programme Leader (Composition), Michael.norris@nzsm.ac.nz phone (04) 463 7456.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV, cover letter, a portfolio of representative works and a work proposal by attachment at
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

Accompanying materials requested:

— A portfolio of no more than 4 representative works. For notated works, please submit both scores and recordings. Upload music scores in PDF format, and recordings in either MP3, AIFF or WAV format. Audio or video files larger than 20Mb may be hosted via an online video service such as Vimeo or YouTube, and submitted as a web link (URL).

— A Work Proposal document (PDF or Word format).

For further information about these materials, go to the vacancies website and download the Role Description from vacancy 1324.

Applications close midnight Friday 9 December 2016 NZ time.

International Composers Festival – University of Missouri

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the Eighth Annual Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 24 – 29, 2017 on the campus of the University of Missouri. July 21 and July 30 are travel days with events starting at 5PM on July 21, 2016 for selected resident composers.

Application Deadline: 5 PM Central November 18, 2016

Festival Application Submission Guidelines

Complete the online application process here: https://app.getacceptd.com/mizzou
Under the Program Groups tab, select 2017 Mizzou International Composers Festival
Under the Program tab, select Online Application

Follow the Online Application Guidelines

Pay the $22.00 application fee.

Upload three scores of original works with contrasting instrumentation.

One score must be written for chamber orchestra or large ensemble. If you have a piece scored for Alarm Will Sound’s instrumentation, listed on the webpage, please include that work as one of the three submitted scores.

Label all scores with your name and contact information.

Upload recordings of the same works. Live recordings preferred but MIDI recordings are accepted.

Upload a Resume (two page maximum)

Further information: https://music.missouri.edu/mnmi/international-composers-festival?q=mnmi%2Finternational-composers-festival-application

Lilburn Research Fellowship, 2017

The Lilburn Trust, in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, is delighted to announce the invitation of applications for the Lilburn Research Fellowship, 2017.

The aim of the Lilburn Research Fellowship is to encourage scholarly research leading to publication on some aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library. The Lilburn Research Fellow would also have access to the general collections of the National Library of New Zealand as well as online resources.

The Fellowship is for one year and would commence in early 2017. The Fellow is expected to be based primarily at the National Library in Wellington for the term of tenure. Office space and facilities will be provided. The successful applicant will receive a grant of up to $70,000.

Further information, including conditions, application guidelines and previous recipients, can be found on the Douglas Lilburn website at:
http://www.douglaslilburn.org/lilburn_research_fellowship.html

Please note that the closing date for applications is 14 October 2016.

For further enquiries, contact Keith McEwing: Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz; +64 4 470 4483

Apply for the Saari Residence!

The Saari Residence is a tranquil facility and a fruitful meeting point for artists and researchers in Mynämäki, Finland. The Saari Residence offers Finnish and non-Finnish artists, critics and translators the chance to work intensively for a period of two months in a relaxed countryside setting from September to April. Artistic groups may also apply for use of the residence’s facilities for limited periods of time from May to August.

Each resident is provided with an apartment and workroom. Kone Foundation provides monthly grants (2,350 or 2,700 euros/month) for the duration of the residency period. Groups can apply for grants to compensate for expenses.

Further information available at http://www.koneensaatio.fi/en/tuemme/residency-applicants/

The Mozart Fellowship 2017

The University of Otago invites applications for the Mozart Fellowship for the year 2017 from talented composers of demonstrated ability who are New Zealanders or normally resident in New Zealand.

Applications close 1 June 2016.

Applications should be submitted via the website otago.ac.nz/otagofellows-applications

For further information contact:
Stephanie Evans
Division of Humanities
University of Otago

Email arts.fellows@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/otagofellows