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More Sound Residency

(former Make Sound Residency)

A residency for new sound based art.

Installation with three shields. Photo.
Laurits Jongejan, Three Shields, Make Sound Residency 2022.

Inter Arts Center (IAC) and the Danish Composers’ Society offer a residency programme at IAC for Danish composers and sound based artists who work with experimental music and/or sound based art. This Swedish-Danish collaboration is aimed at practitioners focused on artistic or scientific development through sonic and musical experimentation and exploration.

The residency allows an individual artist or a group of artists to create their own project with sound as the focal point in the interdisciplinary environment at IAC. In connection to the residency, the invited person or group can share their discoveries and results in a public session, taking the form of a seminar or presentation.

Applicants may apply for a residency from 2 to 4 weeks in a yearly application round. Artists in residency become an integrated part of an exceptional artistic environment, and can access the wide variety of technical facilities, studios and project space at IAC, as well as technical assistance. The residency includes a fixed travel and accommodation stipend (or contribution) of 5.000 DKK and a weekly working stipend of 5.000 DKK, for other residency/productions costs or as an artist fee.

Visit the Danish Composers’ Society –


Composers and sound based artists residing in Denmark or with a significant connection to the Danish music scene can apply for the More Sound Residency.


As an applicant you need to: 

  • describe the preliminary project title, the project idea, the motivation for doing the project, what investigative strategies might be used (how you plan to approach any specific questions, problems or ideas raised in the project), and what technological equipment and assistance might be needed in max 2 pages (A4). Please specify the planned length of the residency, from 2 to 4 weeks, and see available venues and equipment on the IAC website.
  • submit a CV/biography in max 2 pages (A4).
  • submit a presentation of the applicant’s practice in max 2 pages (A4).
  • submit links or files with 2–3 examples of existing works.

As this residency is financed by funds from Koda Kultur, you need to apply through Koda Kultur’s website

Open the application page here –


The assessment will focus on the extent to which the project idea and the research design can help to develop new formats and approaches to experimental music as well as sound-based art or inform other fields of knowledge related to sonic production. We value all qualifying attempts to exceed and challenge the boundaries of what we normally associate with contemporary music and sound based art, as well as other practice-oriented inquiries within the area of music and sound.


1 May 2024


All applications will be read and assessed by the jury:

  • Line Tjørnhøj, vice chair, Danish Composers’ Society
  • Trine Sørensen, Aabne Scene Aarhus
  • Yann Coppier, Malmö Music Academy, Lund university


IAC works to support artists’ technical competencies and development of new knowledge and has as one of its missions to collaborate with partners who can benefit research and development within the artistic field. The Danish Composer Society (DSC) provides strategic activities to initiate more opportunities to conduct free artistic development and research and work for more funding for this area. DSC wants to position creative artistic work as an important field of knowledge in society.

For more information, please contact Hedvig Jalhed.

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Former Make Sound Artits:

Bananskolen & Goodiepal – 24 October to 13 November 2022

Sønth Collective, Crush String Collective & Cecilie Sadolin – 8 to 21 August 2022 

Laurits Jongejan – 15 June to 3 July 2022 

Alma Hede – 3 to 23 January 2022 

Jenny Graf Sheppard – 16 to 22 December 2021 & 10 to 16 January 2022

NJYD & James Black – 1 to 14 November 2021

Jacob Remin, Dennis P Paul – 13 to 26 September 2021

Julie Nymann & Signe Raunkjær Holm – 7 December 2020 to 17 February 2021

Lars Kynde & Soeine Bac – 9 November to 4 December 2020

Lola Ajima, Ingvild Skandsen, Lasse Munk – 3 March to 25 April 2020

Julie Østengaard – 7 January to 26 January 2020

Jaleh Negari & Felia Gram-Hanssen – 21 October to November 2019 

Kirstine Lindemann – 11 to 22 August 2019

Mads Bech Paluszewski-Hau – 30 April to 18 May 2019

Rune Søchting – 1 March to 11 April 2019

Greta Eacott – 3 January to 17 January 2019

Barbara & Marie-Louise – 20 August to 29 September 2018

Yann Coppier – 5 November to 7 December 2018

Ess Beck – 10 to 18 March 2018

Christian Skjødt – 1 March to 30 April 2017

Ragnhild May & Stefan Maier – 29 October to 22 December 2017