Residency E: Acoustic Ecology

One of ICST’s working areas is Acoustic Ecology – a research focus that has been continuously expanded at the Institute and is unique in Switzerland. Numerous ecoacoustic research projects as well as artistic works have been realized at ICST – they have been presented internationally and have been awarded several prizes. Through the lecture “Sound and Environment” (Marcus Maeder), the topic is also taught to ZHdK students in an interdisciplinary way.

This call aims at projects with a focus on acoustic ecology. These can be smaller research projects developed by the applicants, involving field technology and recordings as well as analyses. Temporary participation in ongoing research projects and field experiments at the ICST or work with already existing collections of ecoacoustic data is also possible.

The acoustic ecology residency is aimed at sound artists, composers and researchers who already have some experience with field recording technologies and field work and would like to gain a deeper insight into research at the intersection between science and art. Mobility in mountainous terrain is essential for participation in existing research projects.

Candidates will submit a conceptual idea or a project sketch. Their artistic profiles will be documented in a selective portfolio. Basic knowledge of field recording technologies and field work are required for this residency.

Course of the residency
Duration of the residency is two weeks, which can be spent consecutively or divided into two stays of a week each.

If there is mutual interest, results of the residency may be presented and discussed within a public performance or a talk at the ICST.

Artists in residence will be supported by Marcus Maeder, Project Manager Acoustic Ecology.