GUIDELINES: Architecture & Music
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The Henning Larsen Foundation is launching an international
competition on architecture and music. The aim of the competition
is to revitalize the interplay of architecture and music and foster
new inspiration to architects and musicians.
The Foundation has previously launched four similar competitions
under the themes: "photographing architecture" in 2007, "drawing
architecture" in 2008, "writing about architecture" in 2012 and
"architecture and film" in 2015.
The intention behind the competition is to conceive a piece of
music that can stand alone but at the same time is closely
connected to or in symbiosis with architecture - where architecture
and music are perceived as an artistic unity.
The competition entries will be evaluated on their artistic
quality and ability to inspire a new approach to architecture and
music. The evaluation will attach great importance to the
competition entries' ability to form an artistic unity of musical
space and architectural space.
All musical expressions and genres are eligible; Electronic
music and recorded music with acoustic and/or electric
A musical entry can be accompanied by illustrations, photos,
drawings or a short text that supplements the entry. The work is
allowed to have a name or a title. Furthermore, individual words
can be included in the work. To uphold anonymity, no names
can be included in the text or title.
Guidelines and upload of competition
Competition entries are music compositions of 2-6 minutes'
duration in formats AIFF, WAVE, MP3 eller MP4. File sizes should
not exceed 1 GB.
The competition is anonymous and open to everyone. Employees at
Henning Larsen Architects as well as close relatives and spouses of
jury committee members cannot, however, participate in the
Musical sequences previously released publicly or extracts from
previously published musical works are not accepted.
Competition entries can be uploaded to the below-mentioned ftp
server between January 1st, 2017, and March 6th, 2017. To secure
anonymity, files should be named with a random five-digit code.
After upload, an e-mail containing the five-digit code as well
as the name and address of the contributor is sent to
email@example.com. Illustrations, photos, drawings or a short
text supplementing the entry must be enclosed in this e-mail - or
linked to in the e-mail with a valid URL, internet address.
Anonymity is upheld until evaluation of the submitted entries is
Alternatively, entries can be sent anonymously on DVD, CD or
USB, marked with a five-digit code, to the following address
Henning Larsen Architects
Vesterbrogade 76, 4th floor
1620 Copenhagen V
Envelope marked: ARCHITECTURE & MUSIC
Entries sent by post should be received on March 6th, 2017, at
The envelope should contain a separate, sealed envelope marked
with the five-digit code and containing the name, address and phone
number of the contributor.
Submitted entries will not be returned.
Out of consideration for the jury's evaluation process,
competition entries received after March 6th, 2017, will not be
Winners will be informed directly. The result of the competition
will be published on August 20th, 2017, on www.henninglarsenfond.dk.
Copyright and publication
The Henning Larsen Foundation retains the right to re-distribute
all films without cost on henninglarsensfond.dk, henninglarsen.com,
SoundCloud, YouTube and Vimeo.
In connection with the publication of the winners, all pieces of
music are made freely accessible to media mentioning the
competition. Any additional performances live or on other platforms
than henninglarsensfond.dk, henninglarsen.com, YouTube and Vimeo
will be agreed with the copyright owners.
The artist will retain copyright over his/her film. Only
competition entries where the sender has the full copyright to
composition as well as recording are eligible. If other musicians,
composers or copyright holders have contributed, documentation of
their permission to be part of the entry must be made available to
the Henning Larsen Foundation.
Prizes worth 18,000 Euro will be awarded by the evaluation
Troels Troelsen, Architect, Chairman, Henning Larsen
Anders Koppel, Musician, Composer
Niels Rosing-Schow, Composer, Professor
Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Musician, Composer
Peter Albrechtsen, Sound Designer