Musician-Composer needed for project with poetry

November 16, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers by mwhiteside

One MUSICIAN-COMPOSER NEEDED!!I’ve recently set up a project called ‘Out of Place’ which is an opportunity for musicians to compose pieces inspired by original poetry, working with a small group of other composer-musicians with multi-instrumental and vocal abilities. I’ve been working with a group of poets called “The Rest Will Follow” who have sent me over 40 submissions of new works that we can choose from. I have one place left in the ‘band’ and the deadline is looming, so I’m putting out another call.  Please do pass it on as far and wide as you like. For the background of the project, please see Facebook page: Out of Place 2017 @nicolaburnettsmithThanks for your kind attention! Nicola…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Nicola Burnett Smith is URGENTLY looking for submissions from composer-musicians for“OUT OF PLACE 2017 ” ‘Out of Place 2017’ will be an exploration of the many ways to use poetry and words as inspiration for musical composition. This will lead to the creation of unique new pieces for performance in June 2017. I need one more composer-musician who would like to be involved.  BACKGROUNDI have been working as an actor-musician-singer, musical director and composer since 1987. Appearances include the Purcell Rooms, Royal National Theatre, national tours and repertory theatre, plus opera and contemporary music festivals.  For ‘Out of Place 2017’ I’m creating a small team of composer-musicians who will each choose a piece of new writing by the end of November 2016, something that inspires them to create a musical piece. We have received submissions of nearly 40 pieces of writing so far from which to choose. We’ll then embark upon a series of workshops – one a month – as part of a supportive process of composition culminating in a performance of all the pieces in June 2017 at a venue to be announced.  We will form each other’s orchestra in performance: for example, I am a vocalist and also play Bb, bass clarinet, alto and soprano saxophones. With the other composers bringing their own repertoire of vocals and instruments (so far, trumpet, trombone, flute, guitar and vocals) each composed piece will inevitably be very different. If you are interested in being involved, you’d need to have some availability between now and the end of November to come to a meeting to choose your poem and meet the other musicians. Then ideally you’d be able to attend the event where the chosen poems are announced on 6th December 2016 6pm-9pm in Hackney (details below).  After this event, each chosen poet will then be invited to meet at least once with each composer a.s.a.p. at mutual convenience… and the next stage of the creative process will begin. From that point on the level of commitment you give to it is in your hands – apart from the monthly workshop, there are no other fixed commitments until the performances in June 2017.

OUT OF PLACE ‘The Rest Will Follow’ Poetry and Performance Salon invites you to the announcement of the chosen poems for Out of Place 2017 at the Café Z Bar on Tuesday 6th December from 6-9pmCAFE Z BAR 58 Stoke Newington High StreetLondonN16 7PBLondon Overground: Stoke Newington, Rectory Road, Dalston Kingsland73, 149, 243, 76, 67 bus   6pm – registration – £7 entrance fee6.30pm-7.30pm Out of Place – the presentation of the chosen poems7.30pm-8pm Buffet Supper of Turkish Meze8pm-9pm Reading some of the ‘runners-up’ poems    RSVP to reserve your place by 21st November 2016 to Nicola at 2017outofplace@gmail.com