Incubating Project

The Incubating Project is an experimental platform for diversifying and activating new music, giving an opportunity for various artists to collaborate, develop their works, network, and experience artists and unique venue in Seoul.

인큐베이팅 프로젝트는 전세계 작곡가들에게 서울의 예술가, 문화 공간을 소개하고 그 안에서 다양한 심층적 협업 기회를 제공,  독창적인 작품을 선보이기 위한 플랫폼입니다.

Incubating 001

In December 2017, Arts Incubator launched its first Incubating Project with New York's contemporary music collective ENSEMBLE MISE-ENWe selected 8 composers and sound artists from an open call and selected artists participated in the ‘Incubating 001’ with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN for four days in Seoul.

2017년 12월, 아츠 인큐베이터의 첫 인큐베이팅 프로젝트가 서울 탈영역 우정국에서 개최되었습니다. 전세계 공모를 통해 선정된 8명의 작곡가들은 뉴욕 현대음악 연주단체 앙상블 미장과 4일간의 집중 협업 프로그램을 진행하였습니다. 

Luiz Eduardo Castelões(Brazil), Patrick Chan(US), Yi-Ting Lu(US), Kezia Yap(Austrailia), Seokmin Mun(S.KoreA), Jörgen Häll(Sweden), Alexandre David(Canada), Divyamaan Sahoo(India)

Incubating 002

In November 2018, Arts Incubator launched its second Incubating Project with New York's contemporary music collective ensemble mise-en. We selected 7 talented composers from around the world and invited Korean composer. All artists participated in the ‘Incubating Program’ with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN for four days at the most unique art venue in Seoul Culture Tank.

2018년 11월, 아츠 인큐베이터의 두번째 인큐베이팅 프로젝트가 서울 문화비축기지에서 진행되었습니다. 전세계 공모를 통해 선정한 8명의 작곡가들은 총 4일간 앙상블 미장과의 심층 협업, 문화비축기지와의 지구 협력 네트워크 세미나, 네트워킹 파티 등 다양하게 준비된 인큐베이팅 프로그램에 참여하였습니다.

Frédéric Santiago Perreten (Switzerland/Peru)
Luiz Eduardo Castelões (Brazil)
Natalia Laguens (Spain)
Peter Dickson Lopez (US)
Ian McColm (US)
Sumio Kobayashi (Japan)
Nemanja Radivojevic (Serbia/Switzerland)

and Seokmin Mun (S.Korea)


Incubating 003: Call for Composers

INCUBATING 003:‘Incubating’ is a semi-residency program, which aims to be an experimental platform for diversifying new music, giving an opportunity for various artists to collaborate and develop their works. Since its successful launching in 2017, Arts Incubator proudly launches its third Incubating program on November 25th - 28th, 2019.

Any composers are eligible to apply regardless of age, gender, nationality.

June 1, 2019 11:59 PM (UTC/GMT +9)
Selected composers will be announced in early June 2019.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1. A representative work in any instrumentation. (Score and sound recording are required)
2. Additional  portfolio. (Portfolio should be uploaded to platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc., or on any personal hosting space)
3. Short biography.
4. Short proposal of new work with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN.


1) Collaborative Program with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN

Selected composers will have intensive collaborative programwith ENSEMBLE MISE-EN. This program includes 3 rehearsals and a premiere concert. The premiere concert will be recorded, and composers will receive audio and video recordings.

New work can be solo or chamber ensemble piece within any combination of the following instruments. Works with electronics are welcomed.

  • Flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute)
  • Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)
  • Percussion (TBD)
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Conductor

* Selected composers are expected to deliver a final score and parts before October 1st, 2019

2) Networking Program with Oil Tank Culture Park

This networking program will present by Arts Incubator and the venue, Oil Tank Culture Park. Selected composers will participate in the open seminar and networking party with local artists, organizers, music critics and etc. This program is the most important and also interesting part of our project.

3) Workshop Program with Ensemble PHASE

This workshop program will introduce Korean traditional instruments to participating composers. Ensemble PHASE will share their professional knowledge and information about Korean instruments.

There is no application fee.

ACCOMMODATION:We will provide accommodations for every participants during the program.





ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is a New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young HA. As a collective, the multi-national personnel has coalesced around a real aesthetic agenda, crystallized in the name mise-en: “mee”, in Korean, means “beauty”, and “zahn”, “to decorate”, and the group unabashedly promotes “beautiful” artwork to increasingly diverse audiences of contemporary sounds.

Oil Tank Culture Park
Jeungsan-ro 87,  Mapo-gu, Seoul, S.Korea

The Oil Tank Culture Park is a park and cultural complex located in Mapo-gu, Seoul. The park was originally an oil depot. The Seoul Metropolitan Government decided to transform the park into a public space in order to preserve this historically significant site while raising awareness of sustainability and urban regeneration. 6 oil reservoir tanks remain on site and they have been transformed into performance venues, exhibition halls, and learning spaces. The general public can enjoy cultural events, community activities, and much more at the Oil Tank Culture Park.

Ensemble PHASE

Ensemble PHASE is a group of musicians with a long-time passion for experimental projects, creating and performing new repertoires through experimentation on Korean instruments with various musical materials and artistic forms. ensemble PHASE has been actively performing traditional and contemporary repertoires, collaborating with living composers and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. Also, in order to expand interest in writing for Korean instruments, ensemble PHASE has given workshops and lectures for composers and students to better understand Korean music and instruments, in and out of Korea. Since 2017, ensemble PHASE’s projects have been sponsored by the City of Seoul, Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture, Art Council Korea, National Gugak Center and Studio Paju.


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