OPEN CALL for sound artists & composers

Participate in artistic think tank about sustainability and ecological transition. Works will be presented in Denmark and Berlin by Akademie der Künste / Field Notes.

Are you a composer or sound artist, and are you interested in examining how art and music can influence how we think about climate and sustainability in collaboration with other artists and composers from Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland or Germany?

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. While this focus is important, it is also crucial to discuss sustainability from an artistic point of view. By establishing an artistic think tank, artists are invited to examine the themes climate crisis, ecological transition and sustainability in an artistic way.

Through exchange and knowledge-sharing between three Danish/Faroese/Greenlandic and three German artists/composers, the objective is 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 will be on what knowledge and transformational potential lies in music and sound and to what extent the preoccupation with sustainability influences composing and music-making.

These questions or themes should also be relevant to take into account as part of proposed solutions to global economic inequality, migration, wars and societal polarisation. In a wider sense, the question is: How do we secure a relevant global horizon for an artistic project that addresses sustainability and ecological transition?

The artistic think tank will consist of six artists, who will share and develop new ideas during digital meetings as well as one physical workshop about how one as an artist can work with the theme of the project.

The result of the work will be presented at public meetings in Denmark and at the second edition of the “Time to Listen” Conference by Akademie der Künste and inm / field notes in Berlin in the fall 2023.

About you
You are a composer or artist working with sound. You have experiences with the issue or parts of it – preferably through practical work/specific projects. You want to share your knowledge and experience as well as expand your own horizon through meetings with others.

As a participant, you’ll have to be present at online meetings in the starting phase of the project from June till July 2023, where the group develops the frame for the project and further participate in a physical workshop in August. The group will subsequently present the result of the work in Denmark and Berlin. It must be noted that the project is open and the result of the work will depend on the contribution and ideas developed by the participating artists.

Honorary fee for participation is 7.500 DKK (1.000 €)

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the project

Application deadline May 21


The application must contain:

    • Cover letter explaining your motivation and containing a description of relevant activities (max. 1 A4-page).
    • CV

Your application will be assessed by:

Juliana Hodkinson, Danish Composer’s society

Jacob Kreutzfeldt, Representative for Art Music Denmark

Lisa Benjes, inm – initiative neue musik berlin / field notes


Questions can be directed to the following email

Photo: Furney’s Nursery