NMEMNM Digital Residency for Music and Sound Cultures in Manama, Bahrain


The NMEMNM Digital Residency for Music and Sound Cultures is open to composers, producers, sound artists, musicians, music technologists, and researchers working in music history, musicology, ethnomusicology, and the practice of music journalism. This self-guided residency offers participants a platform that highlights their current interests and practices, while encouraging dialogue between the participants and the net-based public. At the end of the residency, the artists will work alongside the residency directors to compile the total output into various web-based/digital forms such as eBooks, podcasts, video broadcasts, etc. The first edition of this residency will run between September and December 2018.

Although the NMEMNM Digital Residency for Music and Sound Cultures does not offer financial support, limited technical support and mentoring is possible. The intended output for each of the participants is open for customization.

ABOUT NMEMNM
The NMEMNM (New Music Ensemble) is a platform started by Hasan Hujairi in 2018 as a response to the need for rethinking the function of a music ensemble to be a platform for critical discourse in music and sound cultures in today’s society. Such a platform would also need to be lean and flexible in its operations and its output, and to be able to reach out to different collaborators and audiences through accessible technologies.  NMEMNM encourages discourse on various music and sound cultures, and not just that which falls under ‘new classical music’. URL: https://www.nmemnm.com/.

PLEASE NOTE: THE FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY THE 24th OF AUGUST 2018.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Letter of Intent
Please introduce yourself, your current interests/pratice, and what you intend to accomplish over the course of the residency. Also, please explain why you are interested in the residency. [suggested word limit: 700 words].

CV
Please provide a CV describing your relevant experiences and samples of your works. Links to relevant websites are acceptable.

ELIGIBILITY
This residency is open to composers, producers, sound artists, musicians, music technologists, and researchers working in music history, musicology, ethnomusicology, and the practice of music journalism. English or Arabic are the two main languages acceptable for communication over the course of the residency. 

SELECTION
Applicants will be selected based on their applications. Selected applicants will be notified within a week of the application deadline.

Please send your applications or inquiries to hasan@nmemnm.com

This call for applications announcement can be downloaded as a PDF here: Residency Announcement (PDF version)