About SAMUR

SAMUR II – 2017

S O U T H   A S I A N   M U S I C   R E S I D E N C Y
„New ways in cross-cultural contemporary music“

August 18 to September 02, 2017 in Chennai - India

This upcoming summer, the Goethe-Institut Chennai will launch the 2nd South Asian Music Residency (SAMUR).

After lasts year’s successful take off of SAMUR, another 15 musicians, composers, improvisers and performers from the South Asian region and Germany will be invited this summer to come together for two weeks in a unique music collaboration.

The South Asian Music Residency (SAMUR) encourages its participants to share ideas, perform each other's works, and write music for one another, while exploring their own musical vision and broadening their artistic and cultural horizons.

Basis and core of this collaboration is the ability to improvise and share musical ideas of all kinds / genres. Musically open minded musicians and composers from different backgrounds will collaborate in this cross-cultural venture. The call is intended for experienced and mature musicians.
Improvisation skills and the ability to play and develop music with others is a precondition to the meeting.

A singular feature of this summer residency is the presentation of public performances during and at the conclusion of the meeting to share some of their collaborative work with the public.

The director of the 2017 program of SAMUR will be German composer and double bass player Sebastian Gramss, who has helped shape the residency in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Chennai.

This year's program will also be curated by German composer and saxophone player Roger Hanschel.

SAMUR II will take place from August 18 to September 2, 2017 in Chennai, and is now open for applications to professional performers, improvisers and composers from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.

Arrival date is August 17, and departure date September 3.
Travel costs, accommodation and per diem will be provided by the Goethe-Institut Chennai.

If you would like to take part in the meeting, please send us your biography (1 page PDF) and video / audio links (no files) of your recent work to info@chennai.goethe.org