NODUS - Open call 2022 // Artistic residency in Les Coves de Vinromà (Spain)

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Artistic residency with the musicians David Moliner and Carlos Tena at Les Coves de Vinromà (Castelló de la Plana, Spain)

This project is designed to help composers from all over the world promote, expand and innovate in the contemporary musical repertoire.

The open call Nodus is aimed at composers of all nationalities and ages. The selected composers will have a week of residency at Les Coves de Vinromà, with David Moliner and Carlos Tena acting as expert coordinators.

The main aim of the project is to develop and create new repertoire for saxophone and percussion.

Travel expenses (up to 200 euros), accommodation in the municipal training centre and meals will be covered by the organisers.

Each participant must have their own health insurance. The organisers will be responsible for civil liability and travel assistance insurance for the participants.

– Deadline for participation requests: 27th May

– Decision deadline: 10th June

Incomplete or late participation requests will not be considered.

Requests must contain:

  • A short CV
  • A photograph of the participant
  • Contact information (address, email, telephone number, identity card or passport number)
  • A score of the proposed work (in .pdf format) and a recording (in .mp3). The piece must be representative of the composer’s work. There is no restriction on time or instrumentation. Nor does it necessarily need to be the final piece for the residency. The score provided will be considered as a presentation for the jury.
  • All materials must be sent to before 27th May.

Five participants will be selected, as well as a reserve list of a further five participants to fill possible vacancies. The selected participants will be invited to stay at Les Coves de Vinromà (Castelló) from 11 to 17 July.

Activities and reading sessions will be held together with David Moliner and Carlos Tena. The composers will have to develop repertoire for the training agreed in the instrumentation session.

The selected composers must write a piece with the following instrumentation:
– Vibraphone with fans
– Small percussion (snare drum, temple box, triangle, tambourine, etc.)
– Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor or baritone)

Composers may consider adding gestural, theatrical or performance elements to their music. The participants will have all municipal venues fully available for them to perform their music at Les Coves de Vinromà.

If a composer is interested in unspecified instrumentation, they can contact the organisers to inform them.

There will be an online session with David Moliner and Carlos Tena before the residency week to ensure the creative process can be carried out properly. The online meeting will take place on a date to be determined, depending on the availability of the composers.

A live recording of the concert (16 July) will be carried out in audio and video formats. It will be delivered to the composers by prior mutual agreement and may be published and shared on social media.

The jury consists of: Fabián Panisello (Argentina/Spain), Marcus Weiss (Switzerland), David Moliner (Spain) and Carlos Tena (Spain).

The Mayor, Mònica Nos, will represent Vinromà Municipal Council and cultural officer Alfredo Llopico will represent the Caixa Castelló Foundation.


The contact address for any queries is


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