Embedded Spring 2015

Produced by: 
Sound and Music / Music Hackspace / Cafe OTO / BBC Symphony Orchestra

11 March 2015 - Calls for Embedded are now closed

The calls for the Music Hackspace, Cafe OTO and BBC Symphony Orchestra Embedded residencies are now closed. We will be announcing the selected composers in the summer. 

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11 February 2015 - Calls for Embedded now open

Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn FoundationEmbedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.

Aimed at talented composers and creative artists at an early stage in their career, Embedded is a bespoke programme, providing practical hands-on experience and a range of significant creative opportunities. So far over thirty composers have benefited from Embedded, and there is overwhelming evidence that it can be a transformational experience in terms of talent development, artistic ambition, professional experience and growing networks. For more information about previous partners and composers involved, please see here

For our Spring 2015 Embedded residencies, we are delighted to announce partnerships with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Cafe OTO and Music Hackspace. 


 The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since its inception in 1930. It provides the backbone of the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts each year, including the First and Last Nights.

The BBC SO has a strong commitment to 20th-century and contemporary music, with recent performances including commissions and premieres from Brett Dean, Tristan Murail, Colin Matthews, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Bright Sheng. As Associate Orchestra of the Barbican, it performs an annual season of concerts there. Its 2014/15 Barbican season includes a series of Nielsen’s six symphonies with Sakari Oramo, Unsuk Chin’s opera Alice in Wonderland, Smetana’s Dalibor with Jiří Bělohlávek, live accompaniment to Chaplin films, and Total Immersion days remembering John Tavener and celebrating Pierre Boulez at 90.

Please read our Embedded BBC Symphony Orchestra call document for more information.

You can apply using our online application form by the deadline noon Wednesday 11th March 2015.

Café OTO provides a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream with an evening programme of adventurous live music seven nights a week. The concert programme at Café OTO is managed by OTOProjects – a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC).



Please read our Embedded Café OTO call document for more information.

You can apply using our online application form by the deadline noon Wednesday 11th March 2015.

The Music Hackspace was founded in 2011 as a community of artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs passionate about music and technology, and as a place to share and develop ideas, knowledge, technologies, processes and aesthetics about music and audio.

The main activities consist of regular seminars, workshops, performances and residencies. Our mission is to support the development of innovative projects in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere. We are located at the epicentre of our active community in Regents Canal next to Broadway Market, where we meet every Thursday. 

Please read our Embedded Music Hackspace call document for more information.

You can apply using our online application form by the deadline noon Wednesday 11th March 2015.

For any queries about BBC Symphony Orchestra or Music Hackspace please contact Hannah Bujic at Sound and Music on
hannah.bujic@soundandmusic.org or 020 7759 1802

For any queries about Cafe OTO please contact Harry Cooper at Sound and Music on angharad.cooper@soundandmusic.org or 020 7759 1806

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Deadline: noon 11 March 2015
Call document
Application Form 

Café OTO
Deadline: noon 11 March 2015 
Call document
Application Form

Music Hackspace
Deadline: noon 11 March 2015 
Call document
Application Form 


See previous projects here.


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