Sampo Artist Residency

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This opportunity is a request for collaborator, please note it may not adhere to Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles.

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In an effort to support the creation and interpretation of contemporary music, Musinfo association organizes a residency for composers and soloists who wish to transcend the sound boundaries of their instrument with the Sampo.

Intended for performers of any instrument, the Sampo is an extension whose purpose is to widen the sound field of an acoustic instrument. It allows to deepen the musical expression in any place and in complete autonomy.

The purpose of the residency is to make a video recording of the works written by the composers who won the 2022 Composition Contest for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo. The recordings will be published online as a virtual concert. The concert program will include the creations as well as repertoire pieces chosen by the performer in collaboration with Musinfo. The concert will be fully performed with a Sampo.

Working with the Sampo does not require any previous experience in the field of electroacoustic or mixed music.


There will be two steps for the preparation for the concert:

1. First, a few months before the residency, a Sampo will be provided to the performer so that they can prepare the pieces in the best possible conditions during the composition phase of the work. Sampo allows the networking and exchange of configurations sent by the composer and received on Sampo by WiFi.

2. Second, in order to allow a real exchange and improvement of the piece in a stimulating context, three performers and three composers will be hosted in Saint-Étienne from 6 to 10 July 2022 inclusive, during the Art & Sampo Days (former Art & Science Days). On this occasion, in addition to networking with the other composers and performers of the residency, residents will be able to interact with the public and with the trainees of the Sampo Academy which takes place at the same time as the residency, as well as attend the festival’s various concerts and events. They will also be invited to share their experience during the Sampo Academy.

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