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Summary:Science and music collaboration
Deadline: 20 December 2017
Date Posted: 23 November 2017
Details: The MUSE-IC project is an inter-disciplinary project between science and music. It aims to create original musical pieces inspired by recent scientific discoveries and composed by professional artists.

Researchers from all over the world have already provided us original sources of inspirations coming from their cutting-edge research. The scientific committee of the MUSE-IC project have selected 15 attractive scientific discoveries from different fields (astrophysics, to biophysics, cell biology, developmental biology, translational cancer research …).

We are launching a call for 3 to 5 composers motivated to participate in our project by creating a piece of music inspired by one of our selected scientific discoveries. Composers will have the opportunity to interact with the researchers involved in the scientific work they chose through lab visits and discussions.

The compositions will be around 10 minutes long and written for up to 8 instruments (piano, string quartet, clarinet, harp, percussion, other instrument might be negotiable). The compositions will be performed by professional musicians at a concert in Paris in 2019 at the Cité de la Musique. The first part of the concert will be dedicated to 3 to 5 emerging composers and the second part will be dedicated to an established guest of honor composer. Composers will be paid a commission fee, to be negotiated. Composers will be invited to the final concert in Paris (travel expenses reimbursed by the project).
The MUSE-IC project is conducted by the Institut Curie, coordinated by Judith Miné-Hattab in partnership with the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris (CNSM). The project is founded by PSL University (Paris Sciences and Letters University).

How to apply:
If you are interested in applying, please, send a request to and to receive the scientific subjects selected for the MUSE-IC project. To apply, send

• Your CV and full list of previous compositions
• Music scores and recording of 3 of your compositions
• Letter of motivation to participate to the MUSE-IC project (1 page).
• 1 to 3 scientific subjects from the list provided that you propose to use as inspiration for your composition.