Residency 2017 Description

Sounding Paths 2017

A residency for site-specific sound projects

12-23 July 2017
Ano Syros, Greece

Invited Artists:
Graham Lambkin (UK / US) & Áine O’Dwyer (IE)

Call for applications

Syros Sound Meetings initiative, now in its sixth year, invites musicians, sound artists & improvisers of all levels & backgrounds with a documented interest in experimentation & site-specific composition, improvisation or performance, for a joint residency in the island of Syros, Greece.

Staying at the converted guesthouse of a 17th-century Jesuit Monastery on the historic Ano Syros hillside, resident participants will have time to work individually and together on site-specific or site-inspired projects. Upon completing the residency, participants will be expected to present in public one or more individual and collaborative publications and/or releases, developed during the 11-day period itself.

Applications are especially encouraged from student, graduate and professional artists working with field recording, poetry, verbal scores or intermedia art, and practitioners interested in sound ethnography, aural histories & practice-based research.

Possible research themes for proposed projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Poetics of listening

- Text scores & sound poetry

- Sound ethnographies & aural histories

- Embodiment, materiality and metaphysics of sound

Application & Participation

To apply please fill in application form at and send the following to

- a brief cv

- a description of the proposed project

- samples of recent / relevant theoretical and / or practical work

As there is only a limited number of rooms available at the Old Jesuit Monastery, the final choice will depend on the total number of applications received, as well as the degree of affinity between individual participants' interests & proposed subject areas.

Participation and accommodation are free of charge, and there will be a discounted fare offer for Athens-Syros ferry boat tickets. Participants are expected to meet their own daily maintenance / food costs, as well as travel costs to and from Greece.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2017

Notification of Acceptance: before 22 May 2017

Sounding Paths 2017 is organized in partnership with the Syros Institute and the Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) in the framework of the INTERFACES project supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Sounding Paths 2017 is organized within the framework of the Interfaces project. Interfaces is an international, interdisciplinary project focusing on bringing new music to an extensive range of new audiences. With the support of the Creative Europe Programme, Interfaces unites nine diverse partners from 8 European countries with main objective to engage new audiences of all ages and those potential audience segments which, for a variety of demographic or cultural reasons have not yet been exposed to the music of our time.