This is a paid commission opportunity for a Scottish musician, composer or sound artist.
About Moving Classics: Sonic Flux
Building on the 2014-2016 Creative Europe project ‘Moving Classics’ our new project Moving Classics: Sonic Flux (MCSF) is a project that will creatively explore the condition of displacement through personal testimony, original music and AV/Film installations. It will connect musicians and AV/Film artists with displaced people to explore stories of flux that have shaped the modern European identity.
The Project will create 6 hybrid sonic & visual experiences enabling musicians and artists from all corners of Europe to work with diverse ethnographers, visual storytellers and communities along with the Project Partners and their creative teams.
About this project
“Defrosting” – Sense of displacement caused by politics and climate change on Svalbard
Defrosting is one of the 6 projects making up MCSF, looking at development and displacement on Svalbard, Norway. The Creative Team includes Stein Henningsen, NO (film), Zdenka Sokolíčková, CZ (research) and blekksprut1 (producer) and will be completed with the appointment of a music collaborator.
The Archipelago of Svalbard is defrosting. According to Polarinstituttet, Svalbard and the Arctic is warming up twice the speed than the rest of the world. The narrative presented to the world is that of a climate change crisis. However, Svalbard might be melting down in more than one sense. Things are changing fast and people feel they live in an unpredictable world.
This Collaborative Art Project aims to explore how people living on Svalbard feel about climate change, but also about the past, present and future of their society, jobs and way of life on the Archipelago of Svalbard. Artists, producers and partners from Norway and Great Britain will work together to explore this topic, and the team will aim to create an audio-visual experience inspired by personal stories and the unique mood of Svalbard. This project aim is to let the voices of people on Svalbard be heard.
What we are looking for
This is an opportunity for a Scottish musician, composer or sound artist to create the audio for the 10-13 minute film being created as the output for Defrosting.
Details of this commission:
Approx 10 day residency in Svalbard (dates not fixed, other than in 2021) working with creative team
Music finalised by Winter 2021
Live performance Spring or Summer 2022
Fee: EUR2100 + travel expenses and accommodation
This project focuses particularly on narratives of climate change, and so we encourage applications from artists with an interest in this area.
The application form will close on 21.05.2021 at noon.
For any further information on this commission please contact Callum Hogg (Creative Producer – Scotland) at firstname.lastname@example.org