ICST Residencies 2024

The residency program of the ICST – Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology offers artists the opportunity to realize their own project and to benefit from scientific and artistic research at the ICST during a stay at the Zurich University of the Arts.

For 2024, the ICST offers an artistic residency in each of these research areas: spatial sound synthesistempo polyphonymoving loudspeakers, immersive arts, and acoustic ecology. Lasting from one to three weeks, residencies include the use of the ICST facilities, professional support from ICST researchers as well as meals and lodging for the duration of the stay in Zurich. Welcome to apply are musicians and artists working with sound and sound media whose work reflects an in-depth interest in one of the mentioned research areas.

The application deadline for the residencies 2024 is 17 September 2023. Candidates will be informed about the results in the second half of October 2023.

Find detailed descriptions of each residency as well as informations regarding conditions for application and the selection process here:

Residency A: Spatial Sound Synthesis
Residency B: Tempo Polyphony
Residency C: Moving Loudspeakers
Residency D: Immersive Arts
Residency E: Acoustic Ecology
Conditions / Selection process

As the Zurich University of the Arts is committed to equity, inclusion and cultural diversity, we particularly welcome proposals from women, candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as underrepresented groups. 

ICST – Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology

The Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) was founded in 2005 and is active in research, education and musical creation. Besides the long-standing focus on three-dimensional sound projection, current research fields include Interfaces & Augmented Instruments, Audio Haptic, Auditory Perception, Telematic Performance, Performance Practice of Electroacoustic Music, Sound Design, Sound Moving Sources, Acoustic Ecology, Generative Art and Music Theory, Notation & Representation.
The promotion of musical creation through residencies and the involvement of artists in research projects are among ICST’s main concerns, reflecting the growing relevance of artistic research at ZHdK, and resulting in a broad spectrum of projects, performance practices and aesthetics.