CALL FOR CONCEPTS: SWEET SPOT / Lounge for electro-acoustic music

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Sweet Spot – Biotope

Biotope (Greek βίος bíos, life, and τοπος tópos, place) is commonly referred to as the habitat of various animal and plant species. A soundscape could be viewed as an acoustic inventory of a living space, i.e. as a kind of acoustic biotope.

We cordially invite international composers and sound artists of all ages to submit concepts for sound installations that deal with the topic of “acoustic biotopes”. Four concepts will be selected from the submissions, which will then be presented as a sound installation in June 2021 in the Mirabell Garden in Salzburg as part of the Sweet Spot – Lounge for electro-acoustic music series. A 16-channel loudspeaker system is available for this, which is integrated into the garden architecture of the Orangery Garden.

The selected composers will receive a fee of € 1000 as well as travel and accommodation expenses of € 250.

Date: 7th – 9th June 2021
Location: Orangery Garden in Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg, Austria


  • A concept for an electro-acoustic piece of 10–15 minutes in length, 16 channels, in the outside space (max 1 A4 page).
  • Short biography
  • Work samples (Dropbox, SoundCloud etc.)

DEADLINE: April 15, 2021

Applications can be uploaded here.

Questions about the application to:


Institute for New Music – Mozarteum, Salzburg

Open Call: Sweet Spot/Biotope