Announcements, Germany

Open Call by Field Notes: Workshops on Sustainability

Berlin, Germany. Propositions should be sent as soon as possible

Photo: Stefanie Kulisch

The Community of Practice workshop series, led by the field notes program and initiative neue musik berlin e.V., is seeking speakers who have implemented sustainable approaches or have examples of projects related to sustainability in music production, performance, touring, and other facets of the music industry. Selected individuals will present and discuss their work as part of this workshop series.

Recently, interest in sustainable development and its interrelated ecological, social, and economic dimensions has significantly increased in the cultural sector. Consequently, Field Notes and Initiative Neue Musik, in partnership with the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, the Goethe-Institut, Impuls Neue Musik, Musikfonds, ON Cologne, and Art Music Denmark, continue this workshop series to develop sustainability skills for the contemporary music scene.

Each presentation, whether on a practical example or a specific approach, is scheduled for about 15 minutes and will be compensated €100. While presentations in English are preferred to accommodate international partners, field notes also requests brief documentation for their website upon acceptance. You can find contact information, as well as some examples of the topics to be presented at the event on the field notes’ website. Musicians active in Berlin's music scene are also welcome to participate in an open call for those interested in performing during the Month of Contemporary Music 2024. 

The Field Notes program by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. serves as a central contact point for Berlin's contemporary music scene. Since 2016, it has aimed to professionalize, structurally strengthen, and increase the visibility of this scene.

The program's bi-monthly Field Notes magazine and online platform provide a reliable overview of contemporary music in the city. They feature in-depth articles on current topics and events, and musicians, sound artists, composers, and curators can benefit from its extensive qualification program and advisory service on independent scene-related issues.