News > Nunasonic x Musicboard Berlin Residency
17 June 2021
Together with Musicboard Berlin, Nusasonic will grant a two-month residency to one Singapore-based musician, who should work virtually and in tandem with an artist based in Berlin. This is the second residency offered in cooperation with Musicboard Berlin in Southeast Asia.
The below open call is for Singapore-based artists.
Berlin-based artists are invited to apply via the Musicboard Berlin website.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 residency will take place as a virtual tandem residency that supports a collaborative project between a Singapore-based artist and a Berlin-based artist. The aim of the residency is to identify common as well as complementary interests between both artists, which can serve as a springboard for developing a joint artistic work to be presented at the end of the residency period.
Both artists will be selected through separate open calls, and will be supported in their joint creative process by Berlin’s CTM Festival, and by Singapore band The Observatory, who run the experimental music performance series BlackKaji as well as the festival Playfreely. The two host organisations will support the process through moderation, feedback, and providing access to knowledge and expertise situated within their wider networks. The resulting work will be publicly presented online, or at the hosts’ respective festivals/ events in Singapore and Berlin should the pandemic situation allow for in-person presentations.
The virtual residency is eight weeks long and can take place anytime between October – December 2021, with public presentations in early 2022. The exact periods will be coordinated between the selected artists and the host organisations.
Eligible applicants are:
Before the residency is confirmed, the organisers will consult with each artist regarding their tandem partner, to verify mutual consent in the collaboration.
The application deadline is Saturday 31 July 2021 (UTC+8, 17:00).
Please download this application form to apply.
Successful applicants will be announced by the end of August 2021.
For queries about the open call, please contact email@example.com
The successful Singapore-based applicant is supported by Goethe-Institut Singapore
Nusasonic × Musicboard Residency Alumni
Laure Boer - 2019 (WSK Festival, Manila, Philippines)
Laure Boer was the first recipient of the Nusasonic × Musicboard Berlin Residency hosted by WSK Festival in Manila 2019.
Photos Credit: Kiko Nuñez