New Music Incubator Mreznica
CALL TO PARTICIPATE
ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT COURSE FOR PROFESSIONAL COMPOSERS, MUSICIANS AND MUSIC CREATORS OF ALL PROFILES
NEW MUSIC INCUBATOR MREŽNICA
APPLICATION DEADLINE – AUGUST 22nd, 2015
New Music Incubator Mrežnica is a project that brings together professional new music practitioners (musicians, composers, improvisers, electronic music artist, sound artists, etc.) from the EU countries for a period of collaborative creative research. The participants will be professional artists who collectively employ a range of approaches to music and sound production including improvisation, composition and sound art, as well as classical and non-classical performers and composers. Through this meeting, New Music Incubator hopes to promote mutual professional development, skill sharing and the development of networks for future projects.
This year’s edition is curated by the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) who will bring in professional composers from its lively network to feed in the incubating process and take part in the project. In line with the Alliance’s core mission to defend and promote the rights of European composers and songwriters with the aim of improving their social and economic conditions, a workshop entitled “know your rights”’ will also be organised in the framework of the New Music Incubator project.
New Music Incubator Mrežnica is organised in 2 phases:
October 6th-11th, 2015
20 selected new music practitioners from various EU countries meet at Mrežnica Ecotourism village, Croatia. Every day participants will create new music pieces in close collaboration, which will be premiered on the same evening. All concerts will be internal and without audiences. The project design will ensure that new groups will be created every day, and no one will work with the same person twice.
3 days in the period between February 8th – March 6th, 2016
(to be confirmed in November 2015)
The participants meet again in Brussels in the framework of an ECSA event, to re-develop, rehearse and perform some of the works for a public concert. Part of this meeting will be a “know your rights” session which will introduce ECSA’s advocacy work. This phase may result in live recordings of the work and will complete a creative cycle for the participants.