Open call for songwriting camp in Berlin: ‘BauSongs’

Join the new song-writing camp in Berlin. Deadline for applications is August 21

BauSongs is a new song-writing camp for Danish and German musicians in Berlin. In the studios of Bauteil3, located in the famous former airport Tempelhof, the participants will work together to create new music.

The camp’s three instructors are Kaspar Kaae (songwriter and film composer), Greta Schenk (GRETA) and Michael Møller (moi Caprice and The Mountains), who all have a close relationship to Berlin. Greta is part German and has recorded both her records in Berlin, while both Michael and Kaspar have lived or are still living there. Their instruction will be based on various methods for composing, continuous feedback and presentations on everything from film music to non-western ways of composing and pop music.

The camp also includes visits to selected artists and other networking opportunities as well as presentations by the established DJ and techno pioneer Mijk van Dijk and Jörg Röttgardt, Music Supervisor at Upright Music. 

All Danish and German based musicians are welcome to submit an application. The camp is primarily intended for upcoming talents. There are 10 spots available.

BauSongs is arranged in collaboration between Kaspar Kaae, Michael Møller, ROSA, DPA (Danish Popular Auteurs) and the Danish Embassy in Berlin as part of the Danish NEUSTART initiative. The project is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation. 

Practical details

  • BauSongs take place from October 10th-14th, 2022. Monday-Friday, full schedule.
  • Deadline for applications: August 21, 2022
  • It is free of charge. There are no participation fees; accommodation, concert tickets and studio time is covered by the project. Participants must cover their own trip to Berlin and meals.
  • Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, October 9, 2022 and not leave before Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Acceptance / rejection of applications: September 1, 2022

How to apply?

  • Fill out this application form 
  • Applications must be submitted to Oliver Aabo (from DPA) along with 2-3 songs or compositions of your own (or on which you participate).
  • If you have further questions, ask Per Bloch (from ROSA)

Applications are anonymised in order to not reveal gender, age, geography etc. to the jury. The purpose of this is to create an application form based solely on competences. However, at the bottom of the application form, you can add information you find relevant.