Call for Artists! "Other Lands Other Sounds" and "Curiosa Connect" residency in Portugal | RAIZVANGUARDA&Curiosa Productions

Collaborative Music-Making Workshop with the community involvement in rural Portugal!

Other Lands Other Sounds
Collaborative Music-Making Workshop

We’re looking for 8-12 musicians (singers, composers, instrumentalists, electronic musicians etc) to participate in our 2017 workshop, Other Lands, Other Sounds.

Fee: €600, €150 deposit to secure your spot

Dates: August 23rd - September 3rd

Fee includes: accommodation (including towels, linens, and cleaning service), breakfasts, lunches, three dinners, studio space, day-long excursion mid-residency, as well as facilitation and support from Curiosa staff. Enjoy accommodation in a beautiful old mansion in the heart of Góis, (single and double rooms, en suite bathrooms), & hearty local Portuguese food (vegetarian friendly if requested).

Individuals are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Gois.

About the workshop:
A 10 day guided workshop for musicians focusing on collaborative devised music-making, in Góis, a secluded riverside town in the hills of rural Portugal. The workshop is intended for advanced musicians (amateurs, professionals, students) who are interested in devised composition, improvisation, movement practices, and site-responsive art.

On this workshop, we will explore different processes for making music, drawing inspiration from movement, landscape, visual arts, and physical theatre. Participants will gain insight into their own personal practice as well as how to navigate in a group dynamic.

Each day will begin with a movement session before breakfast inspired by practices such as yoga, meditation, capoeira, and contact improv. Morning sessions will address elements of ensemble work, skill-sharing and spatial dramaturgy. In the afternoons, we will form smaller groups to work quickly and creatively in response to specific tasks and prompts. Sessions will finish by 5pm, leaving the evenings free for you to use as you like. There are many beautiful walks, river beaches and waterfalls in the area.

Mid-week we will go on a group excursion to visit the villages surrounding Góis, with the afternoon and evening free.

The second part of the workshop will focus on bringing together small group collaborations to pursue and develop material in more depth. We will also work on a group piece and the curation of the final event. The workshop will conclude with a public presentation for the local community at Casa da Cultura de Góis, a full-equipped modern 280 seat theatre.    

Offered by Curiosa Productions in collaboration with RAIZVANGUARDA Associacao Cultural

www.curiosaproductions.com & www.raizvanguarda.pt 

Wednesday, 23.08.:   Arrival and joint dinner (first meeting in evening)

Other days: Ensemble and small group work sessions, evenings free (e.g. swimming in the river, hiking, cafes)

Monday, 28.08.:   Visit neighboring villages in the morning, afternoon and evening free

Friday, 01.09.:   Rehearsals and final performance

Saturday, 02.09.:   Optional community/site-specific performance in surrounding villages, celebration dinner

Sunday, 03.09.:   Departure after breakfast

Artists who are interested in socially-engaged practice may be interested in staying on an extra week in order to participate in our community outreach project, Curiosa Connect. Over three and a half days, we will be working with community groups from Gois and surrounding towns to create a completely original piece of music. Please contact us for more details if you are interested in this project.

Curiosa Connect

Fee: €150

Project Dates: September 07th - 10th

Fee includes: room and board (including towels, linens, and cleaning service) from September 03-10th, cost of participation in Curiosa Connect   

We aim to encourage personal and artistic growth through questioning, exploration, and exchange with the “Other”. We’re curious about how culture and history inform our identities and artistic practices, and believe that by sharing and creating together, we can expand both our creative and our personal horizons.

We create immersive art-travel experiences, be they artists residencies, educational music and arts camps, international workshops, community-engaged art-making projects, and more.

Based in London, Curiosa Productions is run by creative producer and singer Kate Smith, along with community organizer and dijeridoo player Rodrigo Viterbo, and composer/sound artist Filipe Sousa.

To Apply:
Please visit please contact us at arp@raizvanguarda.pt

Deadline: 3rd of July, 2017