Closed call for attendees of Music Tech Fest Berlin to work creatively with BMC data

Sound and Music is excited to announce a special opportunity for attendees of Music Tech Fest Berlin to respond to the British Music Collection dataset. 

Sound and Music have a new development plan in place for the British Music Collection designed to open up the archive to become a 21st century tool for artists and audiences to discover the story of British contemporary music. These are exciting times for the Collection as we open up all of the music and stories to a wider audience.

We are seeking an artist to produce a creative response to the dataset of the Collection which can be hosted online. Beyond this, opportunity has a completely open theme and we encourage applicants to think adventurously, but it should respond to the contents of the Collection/its data and feature composers working today. Where work that an artist wishes to feature is not included in the Collection, it is possible to invite composers to submit their work/related materials (digital only) provided that they meet the acquisitions policy criteria.

Applications are welcome from anybody who is interested. Confidence in working with digital media online is essential. Sound and Music will be on hand to answer any technical enquiries throughout the process.


About the Collection:

The British Music Collection is a remarkable resource consisting of over 60,000 scores and recordings from 20th and 21st century British composers as well as other artefacts.


Financial support:

The financial support for the opportunity includes:

  • Agreed expenses for any required travel 
  • a bursary of £1000 for research and creation of work


Timings for the project:


Noon, 27th June 2016                                          Deadline for applications

1st July 2016                                                      Notification of successful applicant

15th September 2016                                          Deadline for finished work

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Selection process


A selection panel from Sound and Music staff will select one successful applicant.



  • You must be a ticket holder of MTF Berlin


How to apply

If you wish to apply, please email the following to Harry Cooper on by the deadline

You will be asked to include:

  1. Your CV and/or biography
  2. A URL to existing work
  3. A statement of no more than 1 side of A4 addressing the following question:

What is your proposed idea and how would you approach it?





Data Closed Call: for Music Tech Fest Berlin