Mouthy Poets

October 30, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Mouthy Poets is looking for a composer/producer to write and record snippets of music that will be played between the sections of poetry contained within its latest touring show, and as an overall score for the production.

Exactly what’s required will be agreed with Mouthy Poets once the winner of this brief has been selected, but you’ll be creating a maximum of five minutes of material.

About the tour

Mouthy Poets is touring a truthful show about how love, relationships, politics, gender and everything in between make us stronger. The show will change your perceptions of what poetry is and will include film, music, movement, and collaboration developed with Clare Pollard and John Berkavitch. It will feature regional headliners, hand-picked by Apples & Snakes.

If there isn’t vocabulary for our hardship, our experiences – we develop our own. Mouthy Poets is a collective of 50 young people, supporting each other develop and deliver their stories to you.

The tour will stop at seven venues across the UK, and is pending funding for a stop in Germany.

Brief timeline:

  • 20 November – Meet with Mouthy Poets to plan the composition
  • 26 November – Work with Mouthy Poets in Nottingham to apply and edit compositions
  • 27 November – Composition completion date

The brief winner will be able to use editing suite at the Roundhouse on Sunday 30 November.

The winner of this brief will receive…

  • £300 commissioning fee
  • The chance to play a hand in shaping a nationally-touring project
  • The chance to have your work seen in and by a myriad of venues, including the BAC in London, Curve in Leicester and potentially international venues (funding pending)
  • The chance to collaborate with Mouthy Poets, an internationally-active organisation
  • Mentoring and support

Before applying for this brief, please make sure that you are available on 20 and 26 November.

Open to ages 16+


Find out more and apply via IdeasTap by 14 November.