Artist and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art are looking for musicians / dancers /performers / thinkers who have a strong interest or background in music. Preferably applicants can play an instrument or read music, are open to singing, and generally interested in performance. A willingness to sing and move is essential. All instruments are welcome.

The casting of potential performers for Kunsthalle for Music’s future ensemble will feature as part of the symposium Music Is Not!, taking place at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, on May 26th & 27th.

During the auditions on the 27th, 10am – 1pm, applicants are invited to present a short solo or solo performance of their choice. Selected applicants will then be invited to participate in public workshops as part of the symposium’s Saturday afternoon program. Those invited to perform in collaboration with the participating composers will receive a small fee.

Applicants are invited and encouraged to attend the full symposium, and must be available for the inaugural Kunsthalle for Music exhibition at Witte de With in January and February of 2018, as well as the rehearsals in the run-up to the opening.

Please send a CV, motivation letter and links to previous work (if available) to [email protected] by Monday 1 May.

Please note: even if you are unavailable to audition on May 27th, feel free to send your application; we may add additional audition dates (availability for the rehearsal and exhibition dates January and February 2018 are mandatory though).

The Kunsthalle for Music is commissioned by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) together with Spring Workshop (Hong Kong). An exposition, not an exhibition by Ari Benjamin Meyers unfolded the Kunsthalle’s foundational themes at Spring Workshop (11 March - 1 April, 2017), followed by the symposium Music Is Not! at Witte de With (26 - 27 May, 2017) and punctuated by an inaugural exhibition, featuring a series of new commissions also at Witte de With (Opening 27 January, 2018).