We are looking for eight musicians to take part in a 10-day residency at Phu Sa Lab (Hanoi), from 13 to 23 January 2019.
Forming part of the FAMLAB strand of our on-going Heritage of Future Past project and organised in conjunction with Lune Production and Phu Sa Lab, the programme encompasses in-depth musical exchanges and sharing with experts. Lab sessions see participants collaborate, exchange and work on ideas together, with programme advisors and other master musicians joining in selected sessions.
Participants will have access to Phu Sa’s assortment of indigenous musical instruments (such as gongs, ting ning, Cham percussions [ginang and baranung], jaw harps, flutes), as well as others crafted by Phu Sa artisans themselves. Likewise, a studio space with high-end backline will be provided.
As an attempt at safeguarding Vietnam’s music heritage, the programme is aimed at Vietnam-based musicians of any genre, practice and nationality with:
- pre-existing background knowledge of various types of traditional Vietnamese music (in particular Central Highlands gong music, and Cham ritual music)
- an interest in exploring and integrating contemporary practices into traditional sonic lexicons
- ootential and commitment for future contribution to the local music scene.
To apply, please send your application package to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23.59, 31 December 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by 4 January 2019.
Your application package should include:
- a short text (maximum one A4 side, in either Vietnamese or English) explaining who you are and why you would like to take part in this residency programme
- your resume detailing your music-making background and trajectory
- at least two online links to examples of your past work in music (audio recordings, films, etc.).
- Participants are required to take part in all workshop sessions led by Phu Sa advisors, as well as one briefing session before the residency, plus one debriefing session.
- Detailed working schedule will be provided to participants by 8 January 2019.
- Travel expenses between the participant’s permanent location and Hanoi, as well as hotel accommodation and per diem in Hanoi over the programme’s duration, will be arranged for and covered by British Council in Vietnam for a maximum of three participants from outside Hanoi. Lunch allowances will be provided for all participants.
With regard to these instruments and equipment, we kindly request compliance with certain codes of conduct which will be communicated to participants prior to the residency’s commencement.
The residency will culminate in an open session on the evening of 23 January (at Phu Sa Lab) for participants to showcase the in-progress work developed throughout the previous days.