TSC Residencies’ objective is to serve as a platform for multidisciplinary experiments and to support especially freelance-based artists and collectives, and hence aiming for the development of the dance field as a whole.

We are accepting applications for the first TSC Sound Residency – read more below and apply!

TSC sound residencies for lab-like work on sound and movement – applications open now!

TSC Studio Sound Residencies provide an opportunity to work on the relationship between sound and movement in a laboratory-like environment. Creators chosen to take part in the Sound Residencies held once a year, will have the chance make full use of TSC Studio’s unique Genelec speaker system, which offers an immersive sound experience. The working period can, for instance, be aimed at multidisciplinary experimentation, creation of a new work, or developing one’s professional audio expertise.

Artists chosen to take part in the Sound Residencies are chosen through an international application process. The Sound Residencies are made possible by Genelec, the provider of TSC Studio’s audio equipment. With the programme, TSC and Genelec aim to support sound-art innovation and the development of audio-expertise. Applications for the first Sound Residency are now open!


Who for?

The application process for the Sound Residency is open to individuals, working groups, or established collectives in the performing arts field who have an interest in using TSC Studio’s audio technology to study the relationships between sound and movement in their work. As using the Genelec speaker system and multichannel audio is key to the residency work, the working group should include at least one member with the necessary technical skills.

TSC Sound Residencies are intended for artistic work. That can mean anything from multidisciplinary experiments to making a work for the stage or developing sound expertise. We are interested in what TSC Studio and its unique sound system can inspire in creators – So be bold with your idea and apply now!

Please carefully read the details of residency schedule, other terms, and application instructions before submitting your application.


When and what?

TSC is offering a twoweek working period free of charge on 28 June –11 July, 2021 (weeks 26–27) at TSC Studio in the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The working group can use the Studio around the clock throughout the period.

Residency artists will be able to use Genelec’s 23-channel sound system. Use of other TSC Studio technical equipment is to be agreed separately. At the start of the period, TSC staff will provide guidance on practicalities of the residency and on the Studio’s technical equipment. TSC does not provide accommodation in Helsinki or travel support.

Residency artists also have a chance to receive mentoring from TSC’s permanent Artist in Residence, sound designer Tuomas Norvio, and by TSC’s other artistic and production staff – timetable to be agreed separately.

The residency includes at least one audience event, which, depending on the residency, can be an open rehearsal, a demo, a discussion, or similar. Timetables and contents for the audience event are to be agreed on a case-by-case basis. The residency also includes opening up the working process to Genelec and TSC, and collaborating on communications.

Further technical details of TSC Studio and its equipment:
– Technical drawings here
– List of equipment here


Guide for Applications

To apply for a place on a residency fill in the form here:

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application form and the required attachments are successfully submitted within the set timeframe.


Application Period and Selection Process

Applications for residencies close at 16:00 (+2 GMT) on 2 February, 2021. The online form and attachments should be submitted by the deadline.

Applications will be treated confidentially. Those processing and evaluating applications will not share any information about applicants or the content of applications to third parties.

Decisions on artists to be selected for residencies will be made by a work group consisting of TSC artistic and production staff and Genelec staff. TSC’s permanent Artist in Residence, sound designer Tuomas Norvio, will act as an expert in the selection process. Diversity and equity will be taken into account in the decision-making process.


Selection criteria for applications:

– New propositions to the relationship between sound and movement
– Original artistic thinking
– Objectives for the work
– Feasibility of the project

Additionally, an interest in multi-disciplinary work and an orientation towards creating also larger-scale works are considered as advantages.

We will notify all applicants personally of our decisions in March 2021 at the latest.

For further information about the residency programme, applications and TSC Studio, contact Head of Production Carita Weissenfelt. Enquiries by phone Wed–Fri 12–16.


>> Apply now! <<

More info and enquiries:

Carita Weissenfelt
Head of Production and Touring
+358 40 705 6808


TSC Studio is equipped with 22 speakers and two calibration systems. The immersive audio system creates a powerful, holistically physical experience for the listener that evokes an emotional dimension.

The system has been designed by TSC’s permanent Artist in Residence and Sound Designer since 2017, Tuomas Norvio.

“An extremely sharp sound image is traced out in TSC Studio, where even the smallest details in accents and dynamics of the sound can be heard. Even when applying the strongest sound pressures, the sound is pure, and the system functions optimally both in design work and in performance. There is no system quite like it in Finland – and even globally it is unparalleled with the most similar being in the depths of great opera houses.

What most interests me in the potential offered by TSC Studio is working with non-directional sound: when sound has no distinctive direction of source, that the listener can perceive, it can feel as if the experience happens inside the listener, getting under their skin in quite special way”, Norvio describes.

The sound system has been made possible by the pioneer of professional audio and immersive audio technology, Genelec, which develops and manufactures its products in Iisalmi, Finland.

“Our goal is to bring forth the deeper and more content-oriented dimensions mutual to advanced technology and art – and to create something unique together with them. Long-term, value-based collaboration with Tero Saarinen Company gives us a chance to experiment and create something new for people, and to learn from each other. TSC Studio is a unique platform, through which we can also help future creators to achieve their dreams and to promote the development of art and society,” states Genelec Brand Artist and Board member Juho Martikainen, responsible for the concept of the collaboration.

Focus on artistic work in TSC Studio

TSC provides annually 2–4 artists or working groups the opportunity for an artist in residency working period at TSC Studio in Helsinki. The objective of the residency programme is to support the development of the dance field in Finland by providing eg. choreographers, working groups and free collectives resources for artistic work in the form of a free rehearsal space.

TSC Residencies are meant for artistic work such as creation of new works, rehearsing, or developing the artist’s individual movement language, choreographic material or artistic vision. Once a year, TSC holds a special sound residency focused on the relationship between sound and movement in a lab-like work setting. A sound residency’s goals can be in multidisciplinary experimentation, production oriented creative process or developing one’s artistic expertise. Artists for the sound residencies will be chosen through an international application process. The sound residencies are held in collaboration with Genelec, our partner behind the immersive sound system of TSC Studio.

Artists are chosen to take part in TSC Residencies through an open application process. The residencies entail a 1–4 week long working period in Tero Saarinen Company’s recently opened TSC Studio. Taking into consideration each residency’s particular goals and needs, the residency period can include customized events for audiences and artistic or production-related mentoring from TSC’s permanent staff members. The sound residency’s will have the studio’s complete sound system at their use, other residencies’ technical parameters will be discussed individually.