[ 12. November 2015 ]

AUSSCHREIBUNG – Joint ZKM IRCAM residency on spatial music

Subject: Joint ZKM IRCAM residency on spatial music

From: ludger brümmer

Artistic Research Residency Program 2017

Featuring IRCAM Residency & Joint ZKM / IRCAM Residency Tracks

The artistic research residency program is open to composers,

professional musicians, choreographers, stage directors, sound

designers, and students who wish to carry out their musical and artistic

research using IRCAM or its partners’ facilities and extensive research

Upon nomination, each candidate will be granted a

residency in an associated laboratory during a specific period that will

range from three to six months long. During this period, candidates will

work in association with a team/project at IRCAM or with a partner (this

year will be marked by the first collaboration with ZKM | Institute for

Music & Acoustics), carry out the musical and scientific experimental

work associated with their proposed project, and participate in the

intellectual life of the institute.
 At the end of their stay,

candidates will be invited to share the results of their work with the

international musical research community in the form of documentation

and public presentations.

ZKM / IRCAM Joint Residency Track

The purpose of the Joint ZKM/IRCAM residency is to foster collaborations

between the two institutions around one or two artistic projects that

demand joining research, technical and artistic efforts between the two


Candidates applying to the Joint ZKM/IRCAM Residency Track should choose

the Special Track in their application. Submitted applications should

clearly demonstrate collaborative aspects with two institutions for the

project. The Work Plan of the proposal should also clearly demonstrate

the will to carry out the project in both locations (Paris/France for

IRCAM and Karlsruhe/Germany for ZKM) during the project life. Given the

bi-localized nature of this call, the minimum duration residency for

this call is 6 months. Final selection for this track is subject to a

joint evaluation of proposals by ZKM and IRCAM, based on relevancy,

quality and novelty of proposed projects.

Final laureates of Joint ZKM/IRCAM Residency Track can redeem travel

costs between laboratories once or twice during the residency, based on

the proposed project. Laureates are expected to spend at least half of

their residency period in each institution.

For this call, the Joint ZKM/IRCAM Residency Track program is

particularly interested in artistic residencies calling for innovative

employment of Wavefield Synthesis, Vector Based Amplitude Panning and

Ambisonics spatial sound diffusions. But proposals covering other themes

within the activities of both institutions are welcome.

ZKM is a cultural institution in Karlsruhe, Germany, that combines

production and research, exhibitions and events, among others, for the

development of interdisciplinary art projects. […]

More about ZKM at :


Submission Instructions

Create an account (or use pre-existing account) on

http://www.ulysses-network.eu/. After creating your profile, create your

application for “Ircam – Artistic Research Residency Program” via the

“Your Application” panel. You can save your application as draft before

the submission deadline. The system will warn for any incomplete

material before the final submission.

Applicants are highly encouraged to consult existing and prior work

related to their proposed project at Ircam and elsewhere through various

sources including Ircam Research websites and program partners. Prior

residency reports can be consulted from Ircam’s Musical Research website.

Required material

Biographical details: Short biography, Detailed CV (PDF document), and

Motivation Letter (one page PDF)

Project title

Project abstract (300 words)

Detailed Project Proposal (PDF only, maximum 6 pages): Detailed

Project description, including the state-of-the-art

background and justifications on the novelty of the proposed project,

and possible ways to achieve goals through a

collaborative musical research project. Projects should clearly address

artistic challenges that can be solved/explored using scientific and

technological advances.

Summary of collaborative aspects (300 words): Briefly describe the

collaborative aspects (within a research and artistic environment) that

the proposal entails.

Work plan (150 words): Preliminary work plan including requested

residency period and duration (between January

2017 and December 2017), and Ircam teams or staff who will be involved

with the project.

Multimedia (audio/video) samples (Two works): Samples of prior or

current work representative of the artistic and

research quality of the applicant’s work. Submission of program notes

and scores along the multimedia is highly recommended.


Applications can be in French or English.

Application procedure is strictly ONLINE. No material through mail or

post will be considered.

A candidate can not represent for more than two consecutive years.

Submission deadline is strict and will be automatically closed by

November 30th (midnight Paris time). No exceptions will be granted.

Any incomplete and defected application according to the above

guidelines will be rejected.

Authors are responsible for the application content and its verification.

All submission materials are considered confidential and will not be

used by Ircam or any third-party without the consent of the applicant.

The musical research residency is by no means a commision for an

art-work or a scientific residency.

It can however become an experimental stage for an art-work in

collaboration with scientific research teams.

For all questions or concerns, use the contact link on this website.


Viele Grüsse

Ludger Brümmer

Ludger Brümmer

Leitung | Head of Department

Institut für Musik und Akustik | Institute for Music and Acoustics

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