Open Call is a new initiative to support three music creators in laboratory-style commissions; offering opportunities to challenge compositional practice and explore working in new ways.
We want to work with artists who believe the arts should examine big ideas, creating outstanding new music that is relevant and integral to people’s lives, and challenging perceptions of how music can be created, performed and experienced. We are looking for music creators who have reached a point – anywhere in their career – where they recognise a need for new impetus to stretch their creative practice.
Open Call commissions will be presented as ‘work-in-progress’ events at Spitalfields Music Winter Festival (4–11 December 2016) and we will not be expecting a fully formed piece at this stage. These sessions, facilitated by Spitalfields Music, will be an opportunity to share extracts of the work and the creation process alongside an opportunity to make specific asks of the audience to support the next stage of development. Some of the works may be further developed into full length/full scale performances with Spitalfields Music.
If you or someone you know is interested in this project, please visit the Open Call page on our website for more information.