The applications for Semester 2 have opened! More info here →

The applications for Semester 2 (March – July 2019) have opened! Mentors for this semester include:

Born in Flamez for March 2019
Ville Haimala (Amnesia Scanner) for April 2019
Andi Toma (Mouse on Mars) for May 2019
Drew McDowall (Coil/Psychic TV) for June 2019
Jam Rostron aka Planningtorock for July 2019

Interested musicians can apply for their one-month residency until December 16, 2018. Note that applicants can only apply to work with two mentors.


Born in Flamez

March 2019

Born in Flamez is a Berlin-based producer and DJ who subverts gender and genre with a range of influences somewhere between deconstructed club, lofi pop, grime, and classical music. The project has released tracks on Infinite Machine, Monkeytown and UnReal and collaborated with the likes of WWWings, Ziúr and Modeselektor. They have produced with LA based noise trio Health, whom she also supported on tour. They also supported canadian multitalent OPN in Europe and co-curated CTM festival 2018.


Ville Haimala

April 2019

Ville Haimala is a Finnish born Berlin based artist and producer best known as one half of music duo, performing arts troupe, experience design studio and production house Amnesia Scanner. Amnesia Scanner has released a series of critically acclaimed albums/records on labels like Young Turks and PAN and presented work at art institutions such as ICA London, HKW Berlin, and the Serpentine Gallery Marathon in London. Aside working on Amnesia Scanner, Ville is also working as a composer and music producer collaborating with visual and musical artists like FKA Twigs, David Byrne, Holly Herndon and Oliver Laric.


Andi Toma

May 2019

Andi Toma is a founding member of Mouse on Mars – one of the most defining and versatile electronic music projects from Germany. Since they started in 1993, Andi Toma and band partner Jan St. Werner have recorded 15 albums and have started various collaborations, such as with outsider composer Moondog, The Falls Mark E. Smith and avant-pop-outfit Stereolab. Additionally to Mouse on Mars the duo started a label called sonig where they showcase experimental music. Originally from Düsseldorf, Andi Toma now lives and works in Berlin.


Drew McDowall

June 2019

Drew McDowall is a Scottish born- NYC based composer and musician. He was a member of Coil in the 90’s contributing heavily to some of their most respected and influential works. Recently he has presented his hallucinatory, darkly experimental work at international festivals such as CTM, Berlin Atonal, Labyrinth, UH Festival, Dark Mofo and Unsound. He has collaborated with Hiro Kone, Puce Mary, Croatian Amor, Varg and Rabit amongst others. His latest solo album The Third Helix was released on Dais Records in September 2018.



July 2019

Jam Rostron aka Planningtorock is a Bolton born Berlin-based singer-songwriter, composer, producer and director. A self-taught, non-binary, working class musician, they released three critically acclaimed studio albums of left-field dance music to their name – not to mention various collaborations, opera’s, film scores and remixes. Over the last decade Rostron worked with The Knife, Bruce LaBruce, Mount Sims and Shit Robot and released on DFA Records.

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