OneBeat Virtual 2022 – Applications open until February 12!
OneBeat is an annual music exchange program that brings together musicians from around the world to share and collaborate on musical ideas and projects. OneBeat is the result of a partnership between Found Sound Nation, Bang on a Can, and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Launched in 2012, OneBeat began as an annual U.S.-based residency and touring program that brings together early-career musicians from around the world to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music and develop business strategies. civic and social engagement based on the arts. Since then, OneBeat has grown into a constellation of programs in production around the world.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OneBeat has announced an exciting new series of virtual exchanges. OneBeat Virtual 2022 will digitally bring together approximately 35 musicians from 50 eligible countries and territories. This all-virtual residency program will run from July 11 to September 6, 2022. During this 8-week period, OneBeat Fellows will explore new forms of virtual collaboration and work together to write, produce, and perform new musical works. The fellowship involves 28 working days over 8 weeks to allow for both online connection and asynchronous offline project development time. Selected fellows will attend virtual masterclasses and open studios, participate in online workshops, and produce a final concert streamed to a global audience.
OneBeat Virtual offers a unique opportunity for fellows to incubate ideas for new forms of virtual collaboration involving communities around the world, supported by mentorship and collaborative exchange. Alumni have developed projects that promote diversity and inclusion, develop new technologies, expand access to education, encourage economic empowerment, address issues such as climate change and build community resilience .
Fellows will receive an honorarium of US$1,500 and a modest per diem for their online participation. Musicians, sound artists and sound explorers with the following qualifications are welcome to apply:
Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 19 and 35 on the program dates.
English proficiency: applicants must be able to converse and understand basic English, as this will be the common language of the OneBeat Virtual program.
Musical excellence and innovation: a high level of performance, composition, improvisation, production and/or technological competence.
Social engagement: musicians who have used music in the service of their communities or larger societies. This may consist of guiding young people in musical education, addressing socio-political issues, reviving dying musical traditions, etc.
Collaboration: the desire of the candidates to overcome cultural and musical divides by creating original music or by reinterpreting traditional music, while respecting the essence of each tradition.
Registration deadline: apply via the online application system at https://onebeatvirtual2022.fsn-apply.org/ before February 12, 2022 (6:00 a.m.)
Application results: the program office will notify applicants of their selection by early May 2022
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