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Incubating 003 – Call for Composers (Seoul, South Korea)

Dear composers, please check this semi-residency program at Seoul, South Korea!

INCUBATING 003: ‘Incubating’ is a semi-residency program, which aims to be an experimental platform for diversifying new music, giving an opportunity for various artists to collaborate and develop their works. Since its successful launching in 2017, Arts Incubator proudly launches its third Incubating program on 25 – 28 November 2019 (M-Th).

ELIGIBILITY: Any composers are eligible to apply regardless of age, gender, nationality.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 Jun 2019 (Sa) 11:59 PM (UTC/GMT +9) Selected composers will be announced in early June 2019.


  1. Representative work in any instrumentation. (Score and sound recording are required)

  2. Additional portfolio. (Portfolio should be uploaded to platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc., or on any personal hosting space)

  3. Short biography.

  4. Short proposal for new work with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN.


1) Collaborative Program with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN

Selected composers will have intensive collaborative program with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN. This program includes 3 rehearsals and a premiere concert. The premiere concert will be recorded, and composers will receive audio and video recordings.

New work can be solo or chamber ensemble piece within any combination of the following instruments. Works with electronics are welcome.

  • Flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute)

  • Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)

  • Percussion (TBD)

  • Piano

  • Violin

  • Cello

  • Conductor

* Selected composers are expected to deliver a final score and parts before 1 Oct 2019 (Tu)

2) Networking Program with Oil Tank Culture Park

This networking program will present by Arts Incubator and the venue, Oil Tank Culture Park. Selected composers will participate in the open seminar and networking party with local artists, organizers, music critics and etc. This program is the most important and also interesting part of our project.

3) Workshop Program with Ensemble PHASE

This workshop program will introduce Korean traditional instruments to participating composers. Ensemble PHASE will share their professional knowledge and information about Korean instruments.

APPLICATION FEE: There is no application fee.

ACCOMMODATION: We will provide accommodations for every participant during the program.


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