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Mophradat / MaerzMusik: Collaborative Music Residency with Ensemble Adapter (Germany)


Mophradat is collaborating with MaerzMusik in Berlin on a special residency programme open to musicians, composers, producers, sound, and interdisciplinary artists to work collaboratively with the Berlin-based Ensemble Adapter on new work to be presented at MaerzMusik festival in 2024.

The residency, which takes place in Berlin and remotely, offers the musician and Ensemble Adapter with flexibility as they work together, encourages innovative creation processes beyond the borders of notation and conventional presentation formats, and engages with experimental and dialogical approaches to artistic work.

The invited resident will receive a monthly stipend for four-and-a-half months for the period in which they are in residence and conceiving a new work with Ensemble Adapter. Together with DAAD, the festival will host the resident in Berlin for two working sessions with the ensemble from 15 November – 15 December 2023 and 1 February – 25 March 2024. The musician will be provided with a living and working space in Berlin during their on-site stays, access to various studios and sites, and be introduced to peers in the city. The residency will also cover the costs of return economy travel for both trips, visa, and travel insurance, and the festival will provide the composer with a fee for the commission and concert.


  • Applicants must be composers from or living in the Arab world.
  • Applicants must have at least 5 years’ professional work experience in the field of music and/or composition locally and/or internationally.
  • Applicants must primarily engage with artistic concerns and aim towards high artistic merit.
  • Applicants must be interested in research into forms of compositional modality, including developing new notation systems, experimental dialogical music composition processes, and experimental participatory actions with the audience.

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