Following a successful Arts Council England funding bid, Ryoanji Records are putting out calls to commission new works of electroacoustic/acousmatic music which will be released digitally and physically as a hand numbered, limited edition of 50 CDs and made available via the Ryoanji Records Bandcamp page and streaming services.
We are commissioning complete albums that last between 40 and 74 minutes long, which can take any form (eg from one longform track through to multiple tracks). The selected composer will also be required to participate in an online zoom presentation with young people about themselves and their work.
We are planning a launch event in Norwich, which we hope that you will be able to attend but is not compulsory.
The release date for this commission is scheduled for mid-July 2022, so works will need to be completed and sent to us by mid-June to allow time for pressing to CD.
Please send links to up to three examples of existing work, no more than 15 minutes combined, that can be listened to online, alongside a written proposal of your idea, of no more than one page long, including a brief description of you and your work. Please also include a short explanation of the inspiration behind your proposal. Please do not send audio files as attachments.
Proposals for this call should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm (UK time) on Sunday 13th March ‘22. The selected composer will be notified by the end of Monday 28th March.
Budget and other details:
A commission fee of £750 will be paid to selected composers and you will retain all copyrights to your work. You will also be provided with 10 copies of your CD for your own purposes. One year after release of the work you may begin to host/sell the digital version of the album through your own channels should you wish to do so, but we would ask that you refrain from doing so until this point.