TNMAS 2021 Announcement

We would like to congratulate all of the TNMAS artists, composers, performers, scholars, philosophers, and contributors from all over the world. TNMAS received a true accomplishment this year in less than a week. We curated 11 different performances, 4 sound installations, 7 multimedia works, 3 paper presentations, and 4 panel discussions with the outstanding works of 68 international artists. We had 1,745 visitors in person this year, with over 5,000 more watching us on our online platform. On behalf of the organization, we sincerely thank and appreciate all of the participants and audience members who came out to share in this new artistic and cultural event in our large community. We’d also want to express our gratitude to our supporters, which include the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Assetwise, Prohelvetia, Vasinee Food Corp, Mudita, and others. Our team has chosen to make a significant change for our 4th edition next year. Our festival will be renamed “int-act” instead of “TNMAS.” The meaning of the name is to foster a world without borders in terms of nations, genders, ideas, cultures, disciplines, and artistic creativity, and to also support all artists around the world. This is a pivotal decision for us, and we excitedly anticipate the start of the new “act” of art-making.

ICIT 2021 Winners and Results

On behalf of the International Composition Institute of Thailand, this year we are very delighted to announce our winner and two runners-up:

“Tacet(i) Winning Commissioned Prize ($1000)”: Yin-Ting Lin will be commissioned to write a new piece for the Tacet(i) Ensemble to be featured for the next year TNMAS and ICIT 2022.

Runners-Up (2nd prizes-tied): Toh Tan Ee and Tze Yeung Ho will be featured for the next year TNMAS and ICIT 2022.

*Both of them will be invited to write a new piece for the Tacet(i) Ensemble to be featured in one of Tacet(i)’s future projects. We also would like to congratulate all the other ICIT Composers 2021 for such great achievements and fantastic compositions: Konstantinos Baras John Franek Oswald Huỳnh Akari Komura Wenbin Lyu Jeremy Rosenstock And great thanks to our wonderful juries and faculty for their dedications during ICIT Week 2021: Emily Koh AnoThai Nitibhon Jason Thorpe Buchanan Sergio Cote Barco Narong Yaay Prangcharoen


TNMAS 2021 Registration and Schedule


    All events are free and have no cost of entrance. We may have to limit the number of audience in our events and performances. In addition, we would like to ask you to fill in the application form regarding dates of participation at the BACC (17th – 19th of December 2021), and your information (name, phone number, e-mail, and organization). Walk-in is also possible.

    สวัสดีครับ ทางงานขอแจ้งให้ทุกท่านทราบว่า โปรแกรมทั้งหมดในงาน TNMAS 2021 ไม่มีค่าใช้จ่ายใดๆทั้งสิ้นครับ แต่จะมีการจำกัดจำนวนผู้เข้าร่วมเพื่อป้องกันการระบาดของ COVID ทางงานได้มีการเปิดลงทะเบียนออนไลน์ โดยผู้ที่มีความประสงค์จะเข้าร่วมงานในวันศุกร์ เสาร์ และ อาทิตย์ ที่ 17 – 19 ธันวาคม ณ หอศิลปวัฒนธรรมแห่งกรุงเทพมหานคร สามารถกรอกข้อมูลส่วนตัว (ชื่อ, เบอร์โทรติดต่อ, E-mail และ หน่วยงานที่สังกัด) ในฟอร์มนี้ หากไม่สะดวกสมัครทางออนไลน์สามารถลงทะเบียนหน้างานได้เช่นกันครับ

TNMAS 2021: Announcement

We are pleased to express our gratitude to our prestigious partners of Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium 2021


Pro Helvetia

Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (PGVIM)

Thank you for your great contribution to support local and International artists, musicians, and composers to present their works in Thailand and Southeast Asia. We are looking forward to welcoming you to TNMAS 2021.

ICIT 2021: Announcement

We are pleased to announce the final selection for the International Composition Institute of Thailand 2021. The total number of applications this year was 124 submissions from 20 countries. TMAO team is very much appreciated such high qualities of works and artistic creation to all submissions.

The selection committee is delighted to congratulate 9 composers to be featured and workshopped with the TACETi Ensemble as well as faculty mentors: Jason Thorpe Buchanan (USA/Thailand), Sergio Cote Barco (Colombia/USA), AnoThai Nitibhon (Thailand), Emily Koh (USA/Singapore) and Narong Yaay Prangcharoen (USA/Thailand). All the ICIT activities will be virtually held at Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC), as well as the final Concert as a part of Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium during our event in December.

ICIT Composers 2021
Jeremy Rosenstock (USA)
Konstantinos Baras (Greece)
Oswald Huỳnh (USA/Vietnam)
Akari Komura (Japan)
Tze Yeung Ho (Finland/Hong Kong)
John Franek (Germany/USA)
Wenbin Lyu (USA/China)
Ying-Ting Lin (USA/Taiwan)
Toh Yan Ee (Singapore)

TNMAS Open Calls: Announcement

We are pleased to announce the final selection for Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium Open Calls. The total applications this year were 412 submissions from 31 countries. TMAO team is very much appreciated such high qualities of works and artistic creation to all submissions.
The selection committee is delighted to congratulate and honored to curate new works by the following creative and wonderful artists. All the works will be programmed live at Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC), and virtually streamed during our event in December.

Call for Artworks:
Esther Chi Ching Wu – Static Ferment II
Evan Tedlock – Psithaura
Jacob Elkin – Give Me Your Pain and Sorrow
Kenji Kojima – “Smile”
Giulia Regini – NeOnSound

Call for Papers:
Joseph Bohigian – The Water Has Found its Crack: Finding Armenia Through Music
Anders Flodin – Numeral and Symbolic representation when coding in Estuary: Browser-based Collaborative Live Coding
Yue Xiao – Multicultural integration of tradition and contemporary dialogue
Zhang Xiyue – Magnificent Music Meet
Saman Samadi – Post-Pars Rhizomatic Pitch-Space: An Amalgam of Western and Persian Music Traditions

Call for Project:
Luo Ting – New Arts Collaboration
Jung-Jae Kim – Absolute Oblivion
Timothy Blunk – Fire 1000 Poems!
Poumpak Charuprakorn – The Hooting Cow Collective

Call for Performers:
Jaume Darbra Fa
Sylvain Monchocé
Lena Vidulich

Call for Scores:
Wan Yak Bun – The Misty Morning for Alto/Tenor Saxophone, Violin, Cello and Fixed media
Geli Li – Long Nights for percussion, clarinet, alto saxophone and cello
John Tadeusz Aulich – Billows of Muteness for violin, prepared trombone and live electronics
Anselm McDonnell – Cross-Purposes for Bass/Bb clarinet, cello and fixed media
Bangun Setyawan – Brandal Lokajaya for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, percussion, electric guitar, violin, viola and cello
Andrew Watts – Wirewound for mixed chamber ensemble

ICIT 2021 application is now open

International Composition Institute of Thailand (ICIT) is an intensive and unique experience for young composers around the world to experiment their own sonic and conceptual ideas with highly artistic performers, ensembles and participate in in-depth sessions with professional contemporary living mentors/composers.

The ICIT will be held in December 13th – 17th, 2021 with the partnership of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). Moreover, the selected works of participants will be premiered in public concert during December 17th – 20th, 2021 at the Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium (TNMAS 2021).

The mentor composers are including Jason Thorpe Buchanan (USA/Thailand), Sergio Cote (Colombia/USA), Anothai Nitibhon (Thailand), Emily Koh (USA/Singapore) and Narong Prangcharoen (USA/Thailand).


Application Deadline: July 15th 2021
Application Fee: Free
Prize: The winner will receive $1000 USD as well as a commission for the next ICIT and TNMAS 2022
Participants Fee (ONLINE): 650 USD (including lessons, lectures, rehearsal times, concert performance and professional documentation of recordings and videos)

*Case of in-person: In case the travel is possible, we can offer foods, single room-accommodation, access to the symposium and 1-day sightseeing ticket in Thailand (13 – 20th December, 2021). This will cost additional fees for $250. This is optional, participants are free to decide.

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TNMAS 2021 Open Call applications

Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium 2021 (TNMAS) is seeking new works with diversity of art forms including artwork, multimedia, composition, and installation, as well as artists and performers to be featured in the 2021 program at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) during 17th – 19th December 2021.

The theme of this year is “Hybrid World, Cultural Reconnection” The open calls aim to explore artistic works which are related to contexts among cultural diversity, disconnection and connection in human society, the reflection from multiculturalism and technological aspect in the hybrid world of art.


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Application Deadline: July 15th 2021
Application Fee: Free
Installation Date: December 15th and 16th 2021
Exhibition and Performance Dates: December 17th – 19th 2021




TMAO collaborates with Tacet(i) Ensemble (Thailand), reConvert (Danish/Switzerland), Swiss Composers (Switzerland),  Thailand Techno Orchestra, Robot Club Enginering KMITL, and many more artists to conduct the new art/music symposium at Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC). The activities are including Open calls (Artworks, Scores and Performers) for Thailand New Music and Art Symposium (TNMAS) and International Composition Institute of Thailand (ICIT). We have received more than 300 applications in total from all over the world. Due to COVID situation, TMAO has decided to postpone the event to 15 – 20 December 2020.



TMAO announces 6 selected participants for International Composition Institue of Thailand 2020 (ICIT)

TMAO is happy to announce 10 selected ICIT composers from around the world to participate and work with resident ensembles, composers, and artists at Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium. Kevin Lang (Austria), Kevin Leomo (Scotland)Jakob Stillmark (Germany), Toh Yan Ee (Singapore), Yuting Tan (Singapore/USA), Jonas Regnier (France/Canada).

*All selected participants will work closely with resident composers and ensemble during 15 – 20 December 2020 at Silpakorn University and Bangkok Art and Culture

ICIT 2020 Fellow Composers

TNMAS Open Call Artists

Apart from their individual performance, all 12 selected artists will join together to perform and collaborate with other artists in the symposium under the curation by our Co-Curator, AnoThai Nitibhon and director, Piyawat Louilarpprasert.

We are also would like to recommend honourable mention artists to name their highly artistic works which are including:
Giovanni Santini (Italy), Leung Hei Yiu (Hong Kong), 4/Phones Collective (International), Wei Yang (China), IMUU: Weilu Ge/Kelon Cen (China), Patricia, Martinez (Argentina/Spanish), Nicholas Shaheed (USA), Pattanon Chanchotiyan (Thailand), Kittipong Srisomboon (Thailand), Jinhee Han (South Korea), Jinseok Choi (South Korea), Emily Thorner (USA)


This year we received 248 submissions from 24 countries around the world. We are delighted to announce and congratulate 12 successful artists for the open call applications whose works will be performed and collaborated during the symposium 15 – 20 of December 2020 at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).

Call for Artworks: 

Karl F. Gerber (Germany) – Violinautomat,

Thitiphorn Kotham (Thailand) – Play dice with the universe,

Masafumi Oda (Japan) – Hell of Light,

Rittichut Phetmunin (Thailand) – A4

Call for Scores:

Enrique Mendoza Mejía (Mexico) – Zenosyne,

Yi-Ting Lu (Taiwanese) – Raindrops on Cracked Mud,

Luis Miguel Delgado Grande (Colombia) – Tiempo Cero,

John Eagle – (USA) still life #2: Ollallie Creek

Call for Performers:

Anthony R. Green (the Netherlands) – multimedia performer,

Jirayu Techamanapong (Thailand) – flutist,

Emily Call (USA) – violinist/electronics,

Gusto Saxophone Quartet (Thailand) – Saxophone Quartet



Apart from our Open Calls and ICIT, TMAO is delighted to announce the new series of the 2020 TMAO young commissions for the future of Thai composers. TMAO would like to congratulate all 11 selected composers and looking forward to all of the adventurous TMAO events within this year.

Thanakarn Schofield, (Royal Conservatory of Den Haag Netherlands), Chudalux Pinan, (Chandrakasem Rajabhat University), Jirath Patpradit and Sompong Panthong (Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University), Viskamol Chaiwanichsiri, Anak Baiharn, Chawin Temsittichok, Waris Sukontapatipark (College of Music, Mahidol University), Thunpasut Praphannkeetasilp Kleebsamut (Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University), Mahakit Mahaniranon (Rangsit University), Pongtorn Techaboonakho (Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music).

All commissioned composers are supported by the Thailand Music and Arts Organization (TMAO) and TACETi Ensemble, under the curation of Piyawat Louilarpprasert (Director) and AnoThai Nitibhon (Co-Curator).

Young Composer Commissions

ICIT 2020 Composers and Artists


We are so happy to have Meitar Ensemble Duo (Israel), reConvert (Switzerland) and TACETi (Thailand)as resident ensembles along with faculty composers Emily Koh (Singapore/USA), Jiradej Setabundhu (Thailand), Jason Thorpe Buchanan (Thailand/USA) and Jean-Patrick Besingrand (France/USA) to give such a big opportunity of the intensive project for participant composers.

TNMAS 2019: Beyond Boundaries

We are back soon for the next 2020 TNMAS, stay tuned with more applications and programs

โพสต์โดย Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium เมื่อ วันศุกร์ที่ 25 ตุลาคม 2019