Short Residency

Call for participation in a knowledge sharing project about sustainability (closed)


Background and theme

In the discussion of sustainability and ecological transition in the field of art and music, there’s so far been an emphasis on the conditions of production, and how one can streamline and rationalise these in relation to ideal objectives for reduction of climate impact. In particular, the discussion has centred around how one can make the conditions of production sustainable.

While this focus on the conditions of production is important, we also believe it’s a crucial task to discuss sustainability from an artistic point of view. By establishing an artistic think tank, it’s the objective to examine how one can work with the themes climate crisis, ecological transition and sustainability in an artistic way.

Through exchange and knowledge-sharing between 3 Danish and 3 German artists/composers, the objective was to create a forum for examining how, as an artist or composer, one can develop projects in a global context about our age, where one takes a stand to questions/themes relating to the climate crisis. One focus was on questions of what knowledge and transformation potential lies in music and sound and to what extent the preoccupation with sustainability influences composing and music-making itself. 

The forum is an initiative of the Danish Composers Association and Art Music Denmark in collaboration with field notes / inm - Initiative Neue Musik Berlin and the Akademie der Künste. The participating artists* are Eduardo Abrantes, Samuel Hertz, Tania Rubio, Marina Cyrino, Miguel Angel Crozzoli, Heðin Ziska Davidsen.

Practicalities of the project

Participant had to be present at online meetings in the starting phase of the project from June till July, where the group developed the frame for the project. A three-day physical workshop took place in Berlin from August 16th to 18th. The outcome of the collaborative work waspresented in Berlin and Denmark.

  • June-July: Online Meetings
  • 16.-18.08.2023: Collaborative Workshop in Berlin
  • 20.08.2023: Time to Listen Open Space
  • 23.08.2023: Nordic Meeting (tbc.)
  • 24.08.2023: Cultural Meeting Denmark
  • 25.08.2023: Struer Biennale for Sound Art / Sound Art Lab