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workspace for experimental music and sound art

The residencies at Q-O2 offer time and space for artistic research, reflection, and creation in the field of experimental music and sound art. For each residency, we provide the necessary technical equipment, a travel allowance of 120€ maximum, and accommodation in the Q-O2 apartment for international residents. Residencies are usually between three and six weeks long.

Upon completion of the residency, a presentation to an audience can be arranged if desired but is not expected of the artist. What we require are some traces of the residency, whether these are left in word, image and/or audio form. If you are interested to get involved with the city and its inhabitants, we are here to help to make such meetings possible.


This year’s call is motivated by a curiosity about sound’s recent past, particularly regarding experimental formats; sound walks, in situ works, & sounds for specific moments, people or equipment. Such works are often notoriously difficult to document or to repeat, relying on ephemerality, immanence and a set of conditions that may be impossible to trace back. When such works reach us today, they often do so in the form of audio recordings, photographs or stories. How to hold together sound’s fascination for immanence with the possibility of accumulation, growth and shared ground? How do the experiments and experiences of yesterday motivate the formation of meaning today? How can new formats be made collectively sustainable by keeping their questions and strategies in play?


Next dead line for applications is 15 November 2020, for residencies in the season 2021/22. Applicants are invited to send a short project description of not more than an A4 page, along with CV and work samples to before 15 November 2020, mentioning Residency21 as subject. Applications need not specifically address the thematics above, but special attention will be given to projects which engage the questions in novel or inventive ways.


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Nichola Scrutton - Improvisations/Sounding the Space 1
Maria Komarova 17/10/20
Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle 17/10/20

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and Creative Europe
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