Open Call for 2010-11 sound art residencies

Feeling creative? Opportunity for a sound/video art installation in NYC. Details below.


Composers, sound artists, and other qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for working residencies utilizing Diapason's multi-channel sound environment. 

Diapason has two state-of-the-art multi channel sound systems (described below). Interested persons are invited to submit proposals for the use of the space to create a new work. Dates and times are flexible. Residents will receive a technical orientation, access to the space, and production assistance should they require it.

Description of the space:

Diapason consists of two rooms:

The “gallery” contains a powerful 8 channel sound system with a subwoofer and is designed for focused listening. The floor is carpeted and there are pillows available as well as some seating (cushioned benches, folding chairs).

The “lounge” contains a 12 channel sound system, as well as a 4 channel PA system. It is set up in an informal way, with benches, chairs, carpets, etc. ranged around the space.

The multi-channel sound systems are connected to MOTU 896 (gallery) and 828 (lounge) audio interfaces. Resident artists are expected to bring a laptop with the necessary drivers.

There are 2 sets of track lights in each room. The number and position of the individual lights can be adjusted.

For artists working with video, there are projection options.

It is possible to use the walls for displaying objects, but this must be approved by the gallery.


Submissions to participate are due by Friday, July 1, 2010.

Submission process:

All submissions and contact will be by email. 

Send an email to that includes the following information in the body:

Your contact information (Name, Email Address, Phone Number)

A project description     

A brief bio/artist statement

Links to online samples of your works

NOTE: Please do not attach any work-samples or documents.  All work samples must be available online, and all information must be submitted in the body of the email.

Diapason is a listening space that gives artists and audiences the opportunity to make and experience sound art. Through the exploration of active and varied modes of listening Diapason seeks to engage artists and the public in a dialogue about the place of contemporary music and sound practice in a broader cultural context. For artists, both established and emerging, Diapason provides a space at once accessible and technologically advanced, fostering the creation of unique works that investigate the implications of new sound practices. For audiences Diapason provides an optimal listening environment and access to artists, encouraging personal exploration of one’s relationship to sound and listening. Diapason is supported by NYSCA, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Phaedrus Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, MediaThe Foundation, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, Kirk Radke, and by generous individuals. Diapason is a 501(c)3 organization.

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