Syros Sound Meetings initiative invites musicians, sound artists & improvisers of all levels & backgrounds with a documented interest in experimentation & site-specific composition, improvisation or performance, for a joint residency in the island of Syros, Greece
Staying at the converted guesthouse of a 17th-century Jesuit Monastery on the historic Ano Syros hillside, resident participants will have time to work individually and together on site-specific or site-inspired projects. Upon completing the residency, participants will be expected to present in public one or more individual and collaborative publications and/or releases, developed during the 11-day period itself.
Applications are especially encouraged from student, graduate and professional artists working with field recording, poetry, verbal scores or intermedia art, and practitioners interested in sound ethnography, aural histories & practice-based research.
Possible research themes for proposed projects include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Poetics of listening
- Text scores & sound poetry
- Sound ethnographies & aural histories
- Embodiment, materiality and metaphysics of sound
Application & Participation
- a brief cv
- a description of the proposed project
- samples of recent / relevant theoretical and / or practical work
As there is only a limited number of rooms available at the Old Jesuit Monastery, the final choice will depend on the total number of applications received, as well as the degree of affinity between individual participants' interests & proposed subject areas.
Participation and accommodation are free of charge, and there will be a discounted fare offer for Athens-Syros ferry boat tickets. Participants are expected to meet their own daily maintenance / food costs, as well as travel costs to and from Greece.
Application Deadline: 15 May 2017
Notification of Acceptance: before 22 May 2017
Dates: 12 - 23/07/17