A Sound Residency at TSC Studio offers an opportunity to study the connection of sound and movement. How can sound move you? What is the movement of sound? What kind of movement does immersive sound create? What does it mean to make sound the creative force for movement?
Creators chosen to take part in the annual Sound Residency 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. Experience in multi-channel audio is necessary to be selected for the residency.
TSC 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. Applications for the 2023 Sound Residency are now open!
WHAT KIND OF WORK AND WHO FOR?
Using TSC Studio’s multi-channel audio system is at the core of the sound-movement work of TSC Sound Residencies. The Sound Residency benefits best creators who want to strengthen ways of combining sound technology and physical expression in their artistic work.
TSC Sound Residencies are intended for artistic work. The residency project should include both sound and movement work. This can mean anything from multidisciplinary experiments to creating a performance or developing new ways of working with sound and movement. The residencies are not intended solely for creating music or recording, and the 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 – Be bold with your idea and apply!
The open call is aimed for working groups, established collectives and individual artists in the performing arts. The residency is suitable for both younger professionals entering the field as well as more experienced artists.
Since utilising the Genelec speaker system and multichannel audio are central to the Sound Residencies, the working group must include a person with the required technical skills.
WHEN AND WHAT?
In 2023, TSC offers one Sound Residency with a working period of two weeks.
The dates for the 2023 Sound Residency are 10–23 July, 2023 (weeks 28–29).
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. TSC 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 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.
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.
Depending on the project in question, the residency can also include an audience interaction, which can be for example an open rehearsal, demo or artist talk. Timetables and contents for a possible 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 its equipment here. See list of TSC Studio’s audio equipment here.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a place on a residency fill in the form here.
Please carefully read the details of residency schedule, other terms, and application instructions before submitting your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application form and the required attachments are successfully submitted within the set timeframe.
If you wish to keep a copy of your application, please save all of your responses from the form in a separate document before submitting the application. It is not possible to review or amend your application after it has been submitted. We do not send copies of the applications back to applicants.
APPLICATION PERIOD AND SELECTION PROCESS
Applications for residencies close at 16:00 (+2 GMT) on 17 February, 2023. The online form must be submitted by the deadline.
Applications will be treated confidentially. Persons processing and evaluating applications will not share any information about applicants or the content of applications to third parties.
Selections will be made by a work group consisting of TSC artistic and production personnel and a representative from Genelec. TSC’s permanent Artist in Residence, sound designer Tuomas Norvio, will act as an expert in the selection process. Diversity and equity will be considered 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 and multi-channel audio
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 by the end of March at the latest.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR TSC SOUND RESIDENCY