New calls for Sound and Music’s Embedded programme
Four new calls for Sound and Music’s Embedded programme (commencing Autumn 2015) have been announced.
The new partners are: Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS) and University of Huddersfield/Sound.Music.Image.centre (SMIC); Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; British Library Sound Archive; and Heart n Soul.
The international residency for this year’s scheme will see a residency and exchange programme between two UK composers and two Mexican peers throughout the 2015/16 season. The composers will have the opportunity to spend time working in the studios of CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico and in Huddersfield, creating one or more new works to be presented in public performances in Mexico and the UK. The successful applicants will be mentored by Monty Adkins, Julio d’Escrivan and Rodrigo Sigal.
This will be the fourth time that BCMG participates in the Embedded scheme. One selected composer will create an ensemble work for premiere in 2016 as well as a short solo piece for a young performer.
The British Library is inviting two composers to each spend 12 months in residency in order to create new music that explores the history of sound heritage.
One composer will be in residency at Heart n Soul for up to 18 months, creating new work which breaks down perceptions of how learning disabled and non-disabled artists can work together.
Applications close 8 July 2015 for the Mexico/Huddersfield and the BCMG residencies, and 17 July for the British Library and Heart n Soul placements.
Launched in 2011, the Embedded scheme pairs composers from a range of disciplines with leading national arts organisations, providing them with practical experience and a range of creative opportunities. Over 40 artists have benefited from Embedded so far.