TSC sound residencies for lab-like work on sound and movement – applications are open!
TSC Studio Sound Residencies provide an opportunity to work on the relationship between sound and movement in a laboratory-like environment. Creators chosen to take part in the annual Sound Residencies, will have the chance make full use of TSC Studio’s unique, 23-channel Genelec speaker system, which offers an immersive sound experience. The working period can, for instance, be aimed at multidisciplinary experimentation, creation of a new work, or developing one’s professional audio expertise. The open call is aimed for both young talents and more experienced professionals.
Artists chosen to take part in the Sound Residencies are chosen through an international application process. The Sound Residencies are made possible by Genelec, the provider of TSC Studio’s audio equipment. With the programme, TSC and Genelec aim to support sound-art innovation and the development of audio-expertise. Apply by 3 February!
The Sound Residency centers around the relationship between sound and movement by taking use of TSC Studio’s audio system. Since the residency artists will have the Genelec speaker system and multichannel audio at their use, the working group should include at least one member with the required technical skills.
The application process for the Sound Residency is open to individuals, working groups, or established collectives in the performing arts field who have an interest in studying the relationship between sound and movement. The open call is suitable for both younger professionals entering the field as well as more experienced artists. The selections are based on the presented artistic plans and innovative ideas towards movement and sound.
TSC Sound Residencies are intended for artistic work. That can mean anything from multidisciplinary experiments to making a work for the stage or developing sound expertise. The residencies are not intended solely for creating music or recording, and Genelec speaker system should be incorporated in the working plans. We are interested in what TSC Studio and its unique sound system can inspire in creators – So be bold with your idea and apply now!
Please carefully read the details of residency schedule, other terms, and application instructions before submitting your application.
When and what?
In 2022, TSC offers two possibilities for a Sound Residency. The working periods are two to three weeks in duration. The scheduled residency periods are:
Residency I: weeks 26–27 (27 June – 10 July, 2022)
Residency II: weeks 28–30 (11 July – 31 July, 2022)
TSC Studio is located at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The working group can use the Studio without charge, around the clock throughout the period. The residencies do not include travel assistance, accommodation nor salaries. Artists need to cover these and other related costs by other means.
Residency artists will have at their use the Genelec 23-channel sound system. Use of other TSC Studio technical equipment (linkki tilat-sivulle) is to be agreed separately. At the start of the period, TSC staff will provide guidance on practicalities of the residency and on the Studio’s technical equipment. TSC does not provide accommodation in Helsinki or travel support.
Residency artists also have a chance to receive mentoring from TSC’s permanent Artist in Residence, sound designer Tuomas Norvio, and by TSC’s other artistic and production staff – timetables to be agreed separately.
The residency includes at least one audience event, which, depending on the residency, can be an open rehearsal, a demo, a discussion, or similar. Timetables and contents for the audience event are to be agreed on a case-by-case basis. The residency also includes opening up the working process to Genelec and TSC, and collaborating on communications.
Further technical details of TSC Studio and the sound equipment behind the links.
Guide for Applications
To apply for a place on a residency fill in the form here:
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application form and the required attachments are successfully submitted within the set timeframe.
Application Period and Selection Process
Applications for residencies close at 16:00 (+2 GMT) on 3 February, 2022. The online form and attachments should be submitted by the deadline.
Applications will be treated confidentially. Those processing and evaluating applications will not share any information about applicants or the content of applications to third parties.
Decisions on artists to be selected for residencies will be made by a work group consisting of TSC artistic and production staff and Genelec staff. TSC’s permanent Artist in Residence, sound designer Tuomas Norvio, will act as an expert in the selection process. Diversity and equity will be taken into account in the decision-making process.
Selection criteria for applications:
– New propositions to the relationship between sound and movement
– Original artistic thinking
– Objectives for the work
– Feasibility of the project
– Use of Genelec speaker system in the working plans
Additionally, an interest in multi-disciplinary work and an orientation towards creating also larger-scale works are considered as advantages.
We will notify all applicants personally of our decisions in March 2022 at the latest.
For further information about the residency programme, applications and TSC Studio, contact Head of Production Carita Weissenfelt. Enquiries by phone Wed–Fri 12–16.