Date(s) - 27 Feb 2018 - 06 Mar 2018
Intercultural Music Residency
27 February – 6 March 2018
Palazzo de la Salle – Valletta, Malta
The 8-day residency will consist of morning and afternoon sessions conducted by musical mentor Hassan Taha, Syrian composer and Oud player. Participating musicians will be collaborating with musicians from the Mediterranean.
Musicians using western instruments (including strings, brass, woodwinds, guitars etc.); musicians using digital equipment; singers (any style including pop, jazz, classical, folk, etc.); and għannejja (Maltese traditional singers/poets) are eligible to apply.
Performances of work created during the residency will take place on Tuesday 6th March at 19:30 during Med Combo Valletta 2: a concert of ethnic music at Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta (Malta).
* Participants must be proficient and able to improvise.
* They are expected to have an artistic personality and a good level of musical improvisation and/or composition (oral or written) of any repertory without limit of style. Musicians should be interested in ensemble playing and the artistic encounter with musicians of other musical cultures.
* Professionals, amateurs, and students are eligible to apply.
* Applicants that reside in Malta need to complete the registration form online: http://www.arcrc.eu/
* Applicants that do not reside in Malta will be required to send video recordings of their performance as follows:
Complete the registration form online ( and add your 2 video links:
* 1 video recording of an interpretation of a piece from the musicians’ field (jazz standard, traditional tune etc.)
* 1 video recording of a personal improvisation or composition
Deadline for applications: 2 February 2018
Successful applicants will be contacted by 5 February 2018.
The Mediterranean Dimension is an ARC Research & Consultancy project supported by Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture Multi‐Annual Support Grant (Malta Arts Fund), in collaboration with Medinea, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Spazju Kreattiv, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, A Soul for Europe, Centre for Research in Culture and Performance at the School of Performing Arts – University of Malta and Malta Society of Arts.