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Protonwerk No. 14 - Video Art & New Music - application for composers

Date limite de candidature : dimanche 15 octobre 2023

Protonwerk is the platform for contemporary music, created by Ensemble Proton Bern. With the support of Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia we have been working together to inspire the upcoming generation of composers early on in their professional careers. Those interested can apply to receive a commission to write a new work for one of the annual Protonwerk concerts.

Since the beginning, Ensemble Proton Bern has launched a Protonwerk "special" every other year. While the "normal" editions are dedicated to contemporary music, the ensemble puts the focus on cross-disciplinary arts in these other editions. Protonwerk No. 14 wants to discover the exciting interaction between video art and contemporary music. To this end, we are simultaneously running two calls for scores and videos (composition & video art). The selected composers will have the opportunity to choose from a short list of different art videos they would like to set to music.

Applications are accepted from composers who have completed their initial education in composition no longer than five years ago. Instrumentation: 8 musicians (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, harp, synthesizer, violin, violoncello), without conductor. Duration of 10 minutes.