Residency in Sirius – Round 4

We are now open to applications for our next residency in studio Sirius, which has its focus on multichannel works for surround sound. Deadline is 10th of August 2017. Composers and sound artists based in Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, Åland or the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania may apply to the program, which is made possible through support from the Nordic Culture Point.

The stay can last up to two months and will be implemented by the end of 2018. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered, and we can offer salary depending on length of stay (maximum NOK 20,000 for 2 months). In addition, we offer an office space, expanded access to our new 24-channel studio for surround and help from our technicians.

What we offer:

Traveling expences to and from Oslo (not within Oslo during the stay) /
Residence for up to two months
Work grant, up to NOK 20,000/
Studio, office and technical staff/
Other facilities:
2 stereo / 5.1 studio / control room/
recording room/
1 project room for pre-production and experimentation/
1 meeting room/
A multifunctional section for presentations, workshops, meetups, hacking labs, small concerts, parties, etc.

Notam’s employees
Full time:
Studio Manager and Technician
Programmer and Developer
Part Time:
Education coordinator
Electronics Specialist

Applications are sent per email to
Please note! It is important that the applications have the following disposition. All the following bullet points must be answered, preferrable also in this order:

Year of birth
Preferred residency period (must be finished by the end of 2018)
Project title
Project summary (max 875 characters incl. spaces, approx. 1/4 A4 page)
Full project description (max 3500 characters incl. spaces, approx. one A4 page)
Short bio (max 1750 characters incl. spaces, approx. 1/2 A4 page)

Weblink, home page
Weblink, video (youtube/vimeo)

Compulsory attachments, upload via link below:

  • CV (PDF only)
  • Music examples (MP3 only, max 4 files and max 10 MB combined)

Optional attachments:
Pictures (JPG or PNG only, max 2 MB)

Attachment requirements:
The applicant must collect all files in a folder and compress it to zip format. Please name the zip file:
Attachments that are larger than the advised file size will not be saved.
Upload all attachments in .zip

About Notam and Studio Sirius
Notam is a resource for innovative use of technology in music and art. Since our founding in 1992, Notam has been a spearhead for the experimental contemporary music in Norway. We have several studios for composers with a focus on experimental techniques. We also have several project rooms for multimedia and artistic development and a dedicated staff of sound engineers, programmers and electronics specialists.
Studio Sirius is a new 24-channel immersive sound studio. The speakers forms a dome covering 30 square meters in a room with high acoustic standards. Speaker configuration supports multiple formats, up to 3rd grade 3D ambisonics. The studio is (as far as we know) the only of its kind in Norway and makes it possible for us to improve support to artists, composers and other experts who work with immersive sound. Notam aims to cultivate new artistic expression in a variety of genres in which this type of technology plays an increasingly important role.

Our audience
We are interested in supporting a new generation of composers and sound artists who are willing to experiment and push the development of various immersive audio formats. The age group 25-40 will be given priority, but it does not exclude other age groups, especially if the applicant has an enviable track record in composition and / or performance of multichannel works of high quality. Applicants should have experience in composing for more channels. During the review of applications, emphasis is placed on both the artistic and technical issues, with emphasis on the value of the artistic project.


Illustration: Screenshot of MNTN plugin