Moving Classics – European Network for New Music

Applications are now open inviting mid-career composers across Europe to take part in new international residency projects with partners in the UK, Iceland and Norway.

Curated Place in partnership with Icelandic new music and art festival CYCLEPinquins
percussion trio (Norway), Kammerkor Sudurlands (Iceland) with British new music Ensemble Psappha are offering composers the opportunity to participate in a new programme and network producing and promoting new music – exploring the boundaries of presentation and performance.

Moving Classics – European Network for New Music (MClass) seeks to embrace the strong connection and long history shared between music and storytelling in the construction of identity beyond national borders. We want to connect classical European art forms to new audiences by reimagining the means of presentation and production – taking work to audiences by removing the orchestra from the concert hall, exploring alternative narratives and freeing the experience from the inherited cultural baggage of the sanctioned art-space.

Application Deadline: 8th December 2014

We are seeking European composers who have become established in their own region and are at a stage in their career to successfully engage in international collaborations are invited to apply for the opportunity to collaborate with a leading New Music ensemble in Iceland, Norway or the UK through a series of intensive residencies to develop new works.

Over the course of 6 months the composer will  work closely with their partnering ensemble and local literary bodies (eg: writers, poets, storytellers) to develop both a new musical work and performative and/or digital aspects for presentation outside of traditional music spaces. We are looking for composers who enjoy working flexibly and are eager to engage in an experimental process – not simply a commission.

For more information about the call, eligibility and application form: Application Instructions

For more information about the project and the partners: Moving Classics – Network for New Music