Gestalt Arts Composer (or Arranger) Call Out for site-specific piece on the Thames Shore

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24 February 2017

Gestalt Arts is looking for a composer/arranger to work on a music theatre/opera performance project which will take place in September with Totally Thames Festival and a major London Museum (soon to be announced).Liquid History will tell the story of London through 5 objects found by mudlarks on the Thames foreshore through 5 singers and a mix of opera, physical theatre and carnival.

The composer would be expected to compose/arrange the music to a 20 minute performance which would be performed on the foreshore of Thames. They would also be expected to 'curate' or compose 10 minutes of music for a side project which will run alongside the performance and will feature singers moving throughout crowds on the Southbank. There will be three other performance dates at festivals along the Thames Estuary.

There is a fee of £500. Because the fee is small, it is totally acceptable for the composer to choose other music within the public domain to form part of the side project or even the performance itself (any forms of music acceptable). The priority is that this is done in a way which has integrity and originality and is not pastiche. The arrangement would be for 5 voices a cappella, although if the composer really decides that they would like to write for additional instruments, then we will look into this as a possibility.We are looking for applications from exciting composers from a range of backgrounds. Experience of writing for outdoor work is very much desired but not essential.

Please apply with a short cover letter as to why you would be good for the project, with a copy of your CV and links to your music to ruth@gestaltarts.co.ukFor more information about Gestalt Arts, please visit www.gestaltarts.co.uk

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