Von: Yannick Hofmann
Datum: Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Betreff: IRCAM-ZKM | Call for residencies
IRCAM-ZKM | Call for residencies
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 we
continue the 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
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.
Information on past editions can be seen on IRCAM’s Musical Research
Call for proposals
For the 9th edition of the Musical and Artistic Research Residency,
IRCAM invites composers and artists to submit artistic projects on novel
and unexplored paradigms requiring collaborations with IRCAM research.
The program is open to all artists, regardless of age or nationality,
who wish to carry out experimental research using partners’ facilities
and extensive research environment. An international panel of experts
including researchers, composers, computer musicians, and artists will
evaluate each application. Upon nomination, each candidate will be
granted a residency at IRCAM (for the IRCAM Track) or in a partner
institution (for the joint ZKM/IRCAM Track) during a specific period
(three or six months) and in association with scientific team/projects.
Selected candidates receive the equivalent of 1,200 Euro per month to
Applications are accepted only online via the Ulysses Network:
www.ulysses-network.eu/. Applicants can submit their material
upon creation of an account on the website. The deadline for application
is October 30th 2016 (midnight Paris time).
An international panel of experts will evaluate all applications and
final results will be announced in January 2017. In special cases, a
scientific committee organized by IRCAM and partners may interview the
candidates. Evaluation is based on the project’s novelty and
collaborative aspects, and the holder’s prior experience and ability to
undertake the proposed project.
For the 2018 edition, applicants can submit applications for either of
the following tracks (to be specified in the online application form):
IRCAM Residency Track
Candidates will work in the context of the Research and Development
department in Paris, in order to pursue their work. They will
collaborate with members of IRCAM teams thus enabling them to deepen the
muscial and technological issues explored through experimentation as
well as participate in the intellectual life of the institute.
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 4 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:
Create an account (or use pre-existing account) on
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.
– Biographical details: Short biography, Detailed CV, and Motivation Letter
– Project title – Project abstract
– Detailed Project Proposal: 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
– Summary of collaborative aspects: Briefly describe the collaborative
aspects (within a research and artistic environment) that the proposal
– Work plan: Preliminary work plan including requested residency period
and duration (between January 2018 and December 2018), and Ircam teams
or staff who will be involved with the project.
– Multimedia (audio/video) samples: 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
– Applications can be in French or English for the Ircam Track, English
is mandatory for the joint ZKM/Ircam residency track.
– 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
October 30th 2016 (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 artistic 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