Thailand Music and Arts Organization (TMAO)

Thailand Music and Art Organization (TMAO) is non-profit/international assembly aims to support new art and music by local and international artists from around the world. TMAO has organized several artistic events and , such as concerts, performances, exhibitions as well as educational programs such as workshops, masterclasses and seminars for both young Thai and international students in Asia, Europe and United States with perspectives of cultural exchanges and diverse creativities. 

Established in 2016, TMAO is creating and promoting the multiplicity of new music and art by collaborating with artists from Thailand, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA. Past events by TMAO includes, TMAO Music Day: Saxophone and Composition Workshop 2017 at College of Music Mahidol University (Thailand), public concerts in London(UK) from March – April 2017, and collaborative concerts in the Hague and Amsterdam (Netherlands) from 23rd – 24th November 2018.

Recently, TMAO initiated the first annual Thailand New Music and Art Symposium (TNMAS) which focuses on the diversity of ethnicity, society and culture where the definition of “new art”, possibly, can convey to people the new contexts of artistic language, purpose and spirit without separating the identity of disciplinary. TNMAS 2019 was held at Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) with the theme, “Beyond Boundaries”. We received the true achievement with promising evidences with more than 200 submissions of artists from around the world and 600 attended audiences at BACC. 

The event has been also promoted by CNN News through the interview of our director’s music composition and aspect of new music curation.

Link to CNN Interview

Piyawat Louilarpprasert, Director of Thailand Music and Art Organisation 

Currently, TMAO is operating 2 programs for the upcoming TNMAS 2020, July 7 – 12 at Silpakorn University and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Both programs are designed for multimedia artists, performers, and composers.

1) International Composition Institute of Thailand (ICIT)
with reConvert Duo (Switzerland), Meitar ensemble (Israel) and Tacet(i)(Thailand) and mentor composers, Jason Thorpe Buchanan (USA), Jiradej Setabundhu (Thailand), Jean-Patrick Besingrand (USA/France) and Emily Koh (USA/Singapore)

ICIT is an intensive and unique experience for young composers around the world to experiment their own sonic and conceptual ideas with well-known and highly artistic performers to large ensembles and participate in in-depth sessions with professional contemporary living mentors/composers.

Application Deadline: November 15th 2019 – March 1st, 2020
Application Fee:

Prize: The winner will receive $1000 USD as well as a commission for the next ICIT and TNMAS 2021
Participants Fee: 800 USD (including foods, accommodations, professional recordings, access to the symposium and 1 day sightseeing in Thailand)
Observers Fee: 200 USD (including foods without accommodations, however we have recommendations)

2) TNMAS Open Call for Artworks, Scores and Performers  

Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium 2020 (TNMAS) is seeking new and multimedia works of art, music, installation, as well as performers to curate and program in the 2020 TNMAS at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) during 10th– 12th July 2020. The theme of this year is Human, Technology and Simulation”. The open calls aim to explore best works which influenced by the ideology of human societies, usages of technology as well as the reflection and simulation which related to both principles.
Application Deadline: November 15th 2019 – February 1st, 2020
Application Fee: Free
Installation Date: July 9th 2020 (night time)
Exhibition and Performance Dates: July 10th – 12th 2020