Conlon Collective Residency

From January 30 through February 11, 2023, the Conlon Collective is offering a residency program in collaboration with Gaudeamus and the MuziekHuis for composers who are interested in working with the foundation’s Yamaha Disklavier Enspire to create an imaginative composition for Disklavier solo with electronics and/or combinations with other media. Using alternative controllers, video, live sampling and/or the ‘preparation’ of the Disklavier (in consultation with the organizers) are among the possible techniques to be utilized in the realization of the composer’s artistic ideas.

We welcome applications from composers of any age, background and nationality to apply.

Conlon will select four composers who will each have the opportunity to work with the Yamaha Disklavier Enspire during the residency in: Muziekhuis Utrecht, Loevenhoutsedijk 301, 3552 XE Utrecht, NL. Aside from the Disklavier, the studio is equipped with a (possibly multichannel) sound system, various microphones and other equipment.

Meetings and interaction between the selected composers will be scheduled to encourage crossfertilization. Conlon composers Boris Bezemer, Christina V. Oorebeek, Daniel Schorno and Roché van Tiddens will be available for feedback and assistance. The residency should eventually result in a composition to be performed at a concert/presentation organized by Conlon, Gaudeamus and the Muziekhuis on February 11, 2023.

__The residency entails the use of the studio with the Disklavier free of charge.
__The residencies do not include costs for travel, lodging or food, nor costs involved with an optional performer whom the composer would provide. Conlon and Gaudeamus can assist in looking for affordable lodging.
__To apply, please send an email to info-at-conlon-dot-nl, including a project description and a CV, as well as links to works, samples and other supporting materials that remain online at least until January 1, 2023. Do not send materials over 10 MB by email.
__The deadline for applications is November 1, 2022. The selection of the four composers will be announced by December 1, 2022. __Exact session times with the Disklavier within the period of the residency can be negotiated, depending on availability of the studios and the composers’ schedules.


Deadline 1 November 2022



November 1


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