Open Call: SoundFjord Seeks Alternative Scores
SoundFjord are seeking object-, video-, multi-media- or paper-based scores for a fundraiser to benefit those affected by the unrest which ravaged regions of the UK earlier in August.
We invite submissions from all backgrounds to create alternative forms of notation for musicians and sound artists to perform at a community benefit concert to take place at Apiary Studios, Tower Hamlets.
There are no limitations as to what you might create, but scores should be accessible to all i.e. works should be ‘readable’ to those with and without formal musical training; they should also be easily transportable. You may wish to leave instructions for ‘reading/deciphering’ the score(s) you create.
In addition, we encourage informal workshops to be organised for groups to collaborate on ideas and the creation of scores.
Works will be displayed and auctioned off after the performance(s) takes place. All profits will go towards assisting those that have lost their homes and livelihoods, while helping to provide opportunities for philanthropy, creative expression and collaboration within local community projects.
If you have any queries about creative possibilities, would like some inspiration, or require further clarification on what an alternative score is (*), please do not hesitate to contact SoundFjord at the email address detailed below.
DEADLINE: SUNDAY 18 September 2011
Send your original works by post, or alternatively deliver by hand, Wednesday to Saturday (please give us prior notice before making your visit). We will accept multi-media scores on CD and DVD, please make works suitable for playback on Mac.
Unit 3b – Studio 28
28 Lawrence Road
London, N15 4ER
+44 20 8800 3024 | +44 7973 153 366
(Wednesday to Saturday; noon-6pm)
Please visit our website regularly for further information regarding participation and involvement with related fundraisers, workshops, performances and calls for artists and musicians.
*An ‘alternative score’ can be loosely defined as a non-standard arrangement for musicians, performers and so forth; an unorthodox instruction manual for creative endeavour if you will. This may be created out of objects, video, text, photography, and so forth.
Image: Laurence Moxon Byrne | tottenham, 07 August 2011