For over a decade, The I.S.R.O has been offering residencies for Indian as well as international artists, composers, theorists, educators and researchers looking to expand their sound-based practices. We offer accommodation, studio spaces and help with funding for travel and realization of projects.
NEW: THE HEDGEHOG FELLOWSHIP FOR WRITING ABOUT MUSIC AND SOUND.
This new fellowship is offered in collaboration with the Sangam house residency. The deadline for the fellowship is June 30,2023. Please click here for details.
Currently we offer 2 kinds of residencies:
SOUND ART RESIDENCY
Every year, we offer 4 sound-art residencies that are open to Indian as well as international practitioners
EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSER RESIDENCY
The experimental composer residency is meant for young Indian composers wanting to develop their practice. It offers open access to our studio
THE NEXT OPEN CALL FOR THE SOUND ART AND EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSER RESIDENCIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED in 2023. Please write to use for any queries, and follow us to stay updated.
Eva is an Italian artist working with installation, video, painting, and experimental writing. Her practice deals with the morphology of language and the metaphysics of matter focusing especially on nature and gender from a post-human perspective. Her art has been exhibited in museums, foundations, and non-profit venues in Italy and abroad.
Farah Mulla is a multimedia artist based in Goa. Her background in science overlaps with her art practice that explores the perception of sound and its effects on human neurology and subjectivity. Often investigating different media, she uses the human voice, field recordings and other modes of inquiries to explore aspects of our listening experience and the invisible agency of sound via multiple modes of perception.
Kathrin Lambert (*1987) is an artist living in Saarbruecken (GER). Besides her art, she works in the field of event and cultural management as well as a media designer. One of her most significant projects at the moment is the organization of the sound art festival EXPERIMANCE. Since the beginning of her academic education, she focused on the field of sound art. The emphasis is on dealing with everyday objects and everyday noises, and the reaction to those available structures.
Sofy (@_the_s0urce_) is a site-specific media artist and educator working with sound, video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged material. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Sofy's performances enact and reframe hegemonies, she works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture and technology’s affect on consciousness.
Andre Bellmont was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied at the Zurich Conservatory. Further studies followed in Los Angeles at the Dick Grove School of Music. Since then he has been working as a Conductor, Composer and Orchestrator for different Film, Theatre and Concert Productions. Andre Bellmont teaches the core subject Composition for Film, Theatre und Media at The Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
Swiss Indian Network of Electronic Music and Sound
Swiss Indian Network of Experimental Music and Sound (SINEMS) is a residency and exchange program for Indian and Swiss artists and researchers who specialise in scientific and artistic research in sound technology and studies, experimental music and sound art. The program will nurture experimental sound and music practice between India and Switzerland.
SINEMS is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia under the "To-Gather" grant.
Soundchains is a virtual artists exchange program between Indian and German artists. The first edition of Soundchains in 2021, featured Berlin-based composer, Sergey Khismatov and Bangalore-based visual artist, Chaitanya Krishnan.
The first edition of Soundchains focused on spatial audio and virtual reality. During the program Sergey Khismatov and Chaitanya krishnan developed Zoophony VR – a spatial audio and virtual reality work. The work is the result of an obsessive, decade-long project by Khismatov to collect animal sounds and use them in a symphony. Chaitanya worked with Sergey Khismatov to interpret the Zoophony score and transform it into a claustrophobic, ghostly and sometimes magical atmosphere. Zoophony VR deals with environmental concerns that inform the practices of both the artists. Zoophony VR premiered as a physical as well as online exhibition on the 19th of December 2021.
Learn more about the project and view the experience here: zoophony.theisro.org