Call for electroacoustic/acousmatic music works

Following a successful Arts Council England funding bid, Ryoanji Records are putting 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 streaming services.

As signatories of the Keychange Pledge, this call will be open for applications from women, female-identifying, and gender minority composers only.

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

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

Each commission will have a launch event in Norwich, which we hope that you will be able to attend but is not compulsory.

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

To apply:

Please send links to up to three examples of existing work, no more than 15 minutes combined, that can be listened to online, alongside a written proposal of no more than one page long including a brief description of you and your work. Please also include a short explanation of the inspiration behind your proposal. Please do not send audio files as attachments. Please include your pronouns with your application.

Proposals for this call should be emailed to contact@ryoanjirecords.co.uk by 11:59pm (UK time) on Sunday 13th February ā€˜22. The selected composer will be notified by Monday 28th February.

Budget and other details:

A commission fee of Ā£750 will be paid to selected composers and 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 the 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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