Immersive audio residencies 2019

We are now open to applications for our residency dedicated to work with immersive audio in 2019.

Application deadline is April 1st

Composers and sound artists, both Nordic and International, who reside in or/and is a citizen of the Nordic and Baltic countries (except Norway) Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, Åland or the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are eligible to apply to the program which has been made possible with the support of the Nordic Culture Point.

Residence periods of 6-8 weeks are preferable, but the period can be divided into two parts. It should be completed by the end of 2019. Travel and accommodation costs are covered and fees are offered depending on the length of stay, NOK 10,000 per month. The guests are given an office space, access to Studio 3, our 24-channel studio for immersive audio, plus other studios and equipment. Technical assistance is available Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00.

We offer:

  • Travel spendings to and from Oslo
  • Accomodation
  • Work grant
  • Office and technical staff
  • Access to Studio 3
  • Access to Notam’s other studios and resources

Notam’s employees are:

  • Director
  • Studio technician
  • Programmers and developers
  • Course developer
  • Electronics specialist
  • Researcher

It is important that the applications have the following setup and the points should be answered in order:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Nationality
  • Year of birth
  • Desired period of stay (completed by the end of 2019)
  • Title of project
  • Short summary of project (max 875 characters including spaces, about 1/4 A4 page)
  • Project description (max 3500 characters including spaces, about one A4 page)
  • Brief bio that includes professional achievements (max 1750 characters including spaces, about 1/2 A4 page)

Required attachments:

  • CV (PDF)
  • Music examples (MP3, max 4 files, max 10 MB in total)

Optional attachment:

  • Images (JPG or PNG, max 2 MB)


  • Web link, website
  • Web link, video (youtube / vimeo)


The application text is sent by e-mail to, and your attachments (CV, music samples and evt images) are collected in a folder, compressed to .zip format and uploaded via the link below. Give the zip file the name:

Upload attachments in .zip

Attachments that exceed the specified file size will not be saved.

About Notam and Studio 3
Notam is a resource center for the innovative use of technology in music and art. Since its foundation in 1992, Notam has been an important driving force for experimental and contemporary music in Norway. We have several studios for composers, project rooms for multimedia and artistic development, and a dedicated staff of audio engineers, developers and electronics specialists.

Studio 3 is a 24-channel studio for immersive audio. The speakers form a dome that covers 30 square meters in a room with high acoustic standards. Speaker configuration supports multiple formats and up to 3rd order 3D ambisonics. The studio is the only one of its kind in Norway and allows us to support artists, composers and other experts who work with immersive/surround sound. We aim to cultivate new artistic expressions in a variety of genres where this type of technology plays an increasingly important role.

We are interested in cultivating a new generation of composers and sound artists willing to experiment and push for the development of immersive audio formats and expressions. The age group 25-40 is prioritized, but we do not exclude other age groups, especially if the applicant has a merit list in the composition and / or performance of multi-channel works of high quality. Applicants should have experience in composing multichannel works. During the review of applications, emphasis is placed on both artistic and technical issues, emphasizing the value of the artistic project.