Call for Applications

KEAR Two-Week Electroacoustic Composer/Researcher Residency 2017-18 – Residency for SPRING 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Friday 17 November 2017

AWARD: Travel funding, housing, and stipend

APPLY: complete the application

STUDIO INFORMATION: visit website

BGSUElectroacoustics welcomes applications for its fourth annual Klingler Electroacoustic Residency (KEAR) program. We seek a dynamic, innovative composer, researcher, or practitioner with a project requiring the use of our surround studio facilities. NOTE: This year’s residency will take place during **Spring 2018 only**, for which one composer will be selected to visit for two weeks to work on a composition and/or research project employing multi-channel spatialization (up to 10.2), first order Ambisonics, and/or controller-driven live performance.

2016-17 Residents:

Adrian Moore (Sheffield, UK)

Robert Normandeau (Montreal, QC)

2015-16 Residents:

James Andean (Leicester, UK)

Louise Harris (Glasgow, UK)

2014-15 Residents:

John Young (Leicester, UK)

Jonty Harrison (Birmingham, UK)

2013-14 Residents:

Adam Basanta (Montreal, QC)

Brad Garton (New York, NY)

ELIGIBIILITY

All electroacoustic composers, researchers, and practitioners are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposal makes a compelling argument for using the multi-channel and/or Ambisonics (MC/A) studio resources. Preference will also be given to established professionals in the field.

AWARD DETAILS

Selected composers will receive:

  • Airfare or mileage reimbursement to/from Bowling Green (up to $1500 and adhering to Bowling Green State University travel regulations)
  • On campus housing
  • $150 Meal card for on-campus dining
  • $150 stipend
  • Unlimited access to the BGSUElectroacoustics MC/A studio for two weeks (14 days)

AWARDEE OBLIGATIONS TO BGSUElectroacoustics

While the resident’s primary activity will be working on his/her proposed project, we seek a resident willing to engage with our creative community during his/her visit by spending some informal time with our faculty and students, and sharing their expertise in a few formal settings as follows:

  • Present two music technology course lectures – topics to be agreed upon with the course instructors. (75 minutes each)
  • Teach up to four 30-minute lessons to students composing electroacoustic pieces.
  • Present one informal lecture and demonstration on the project at the residency’s end. (75-90 minutes)
  • Other activities may include interviews (audio and/or video), photography sessions, and other press-related endeavors with BGSU Marketing and Communications, to be used by BGSU at its discretion for publicity and archival purposes.
  • Commitment to serve as a judge for one future KEAR scheme.

AWARD CRITERIA

  • Proposed projects should clearly and convincingly illustrate the necessity of working in the BGSUElectroacoustics MC/A facility.
  • Awarded composers must reside in Bowling Green and work on their proposed project for two weeks (14 days total.) Shorter durations will not be permitted. Longer periods may be possible but the resident must pay his/her own expenses after completing the sponsored 14-day residency.
  • In-progress projects may be completed during the residency period.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants must submit an electronic application form including the following:

  • Project title and detailed description (850 word maximum)
  • Signed residency agreement
  • Maximum of three web links pointing to work examples (soundfiles, score, video demonstrations, research papers, software, etc.) Hard copy materials will not be accepted.

o   Composers should submit up to three electroacoustic compositions with a 30-minute sum-total maximum duration. Multi-channel works are permitted but please include a stereo version for the jurors.

o   Researchers should submit up to three papers and/or software programs.

Submit online here.

Applications will be reviewed by a three-member international jury.

Selected residents will be notified by 20 December 2017, after which time additional details will be provided.

Questions about the process may be addressed to Elainie Lillios – lillios at bgsu.edu

DEADLINE

Applications must be received by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday 17 November 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.