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CALL FOR WORKS: Sisters in Music

Deadline for applications: February 27, 2023 

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Konstmusiksystrar (Sisters in Music) is commissioning two new chamber music pieces for the ensemble Damkapellet, to premiere in Stockholm, Sweden on September 10, 2023. Damkapellet is a musical collective based in Copenhagen that highlights and performs music by artists who define themselves as women, non-binary or trans.

The theme for the concert is “konstmusik-systrar” (“sisters in contemporary music”) in general and the composer sisters Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) and Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) in particular. In addition to the two commissioned works, music by the Boulanger sisters and music with connection to them will be performed at the concert. 

Inspired by the story of Lili and Nadia Boulanger, Konstmusiksystrar invites our members to explore notions of sisterhood.

What does it mean to be sisters in music? 

Does it conjure images of rivalry, such as that between siblings, or perhaps the presence (or lack) of connection akin to the relation between sisters?  

How does the loss or the lack of a sister(s) affect one’s artistic practice and one’s possibilities to navigate in the world of music? 

In what ways is the idea of sisterhood present in your music, possibly manifested as a lineage of music written by women? 

Konstmusiksystrar is seeking applications from composers defining themselves as women, trans or non-binary. Priority will be given to emerging, newly established or non-established composers.

See here for further conditions and to apply.

This project is a collaboration between Konstmusiksystrar, Damkapellet and Konserthuset Stockholm. Funded by Kulturrådet. 
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Nadia and Lil


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