Call for electroacoustic/acousmatic music works - commission

Alex Noble

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Following a successful ACE funding bid, Ryoanji Records will over the next 5 months put 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 through streaming services.

As signatories of the Keychange Pledge, the first, third and fifth calls will be open for applications from women, female identifying, and gender minority composers only. The second and fourth calls will be open to all.

We are commissioning albums between 40 and 74 minutes long, which can take any form (eg from one longform track through to multiple tracks).

Selected composers will be required to participate in an online zoom presentation with young people about themselves and their work.

The release date for this first commission is scheduled for mid-April 2022, so works will need to be completed and sent to us by mid-March to allow time for mastering and pressing to CD.

To apply:

Please send links to up to three examples of existing work that can be listened to online, alongside a written proposal of no more than one page including a brief description of you and your work. Please include a short explanation of the inspiration behind your proposal. Please do not send audio files as attachments.

Proposals for the first commission should be emailed to contact@ryoanjirecords.co.uk by 11:59pm on Monday 20th December. Applications received after this be considered for the second call, which will go live on Tuesday the 21st of December. The selected composer will be notified by Friday 7th January 2022.

Budget and other details:

A commission fee of £750 will be paid to selected composers. 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.

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