The aim of the residency is to bring expert practitioners and practising sound artists, composers and performers from varied backgrounds together to create and experience new work in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Estalagem will be hosting the fourth Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics Ponta do Sol, on the Island of Madeira.

Under the guidance of the Invited Artists, participants have the opportunity to work collaboratively, to present work (or prepared repertoire), to attend masterclasses, concerts and talks, in the stunning environment of Ponta do Sol, with accommodation and meals provided by Estalgem da Ponta do Sol. During the course of the residency there will be performances by the Invited Artists (including contemporary acoustic music as well as works with live electronics). Composers and performers are welcome to present their own work collaboratively and individually during the residency, as well as in more informal settings.

The residency is pleased to announce that the invited artists attending this year are composer and sound artist Patricia Alessandrini (Stanford University); cellist Eva Boesch (Ensemble Garage Köln/Trio Catch); french hornist, 
recording artist and educator Sören Hermansson; flautist Keiko Murakami (Ensemble Linea/ Ensemble l'Imaginaire); and composer, sound artist, performer and researcher Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM/Goldsmiths/Royal College of Music). They will be joined by event co-ordinator and composer Sarah Westwood (Goldsmiths, University of London), and technical assistant and composer Marina Sybill Schlagintweit (Cité internationale des arts Paris).   

All information regarding applying to the residency can be found in details for applicants, including the guidelines, what is included in the residency and cost. If you would like to apply to be one of our artist-in-residence for December 2018, please fill in the online application formPlease note that some places may be available on a rolling basis

*The deadline is extended to 21 November November 2018*