Cardiff – a Sonic Map

5 sound-art micro commissions

a call to participants of the recent series of Sunset Walks and their networks

Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales – is offering five artists £200 each to create short audio recordings of music and/or sound art inspired by, or responding to, their local area of Cardiff.  

 

The five pieces will form part of a sonic map being drawn together from the sound and music of young people from across the city.

 

Aleighcia Scott, Kiddus Murrell, Mace the Great, and Sahar Martinez will select the five artists from the applications received. Successful applicants will be commissioned to create a c.2-minute recording that will be integrated into the resulting Sonic Map by lead artist Kiddus Murrell.

How to apply:
 

Just complete this online upload form which will ask for:
 

  1. your name, age, address, mobile number, email address

  2. 2 links to your music / sound-art / spoken-word performance (or you can attach, for example, a document of 2 sets of lyrics if you have no recordings)

  3. up to 100 words about your local area of Cardiff, and the sounds / music it suggests to you

  4. up to 100 words about the approach you would take to making a creative recording for the Sonic Map

  5. confirmation of whether or not you’ll need technical support from us to create your sound-files

 

NB: video applications are also accepted – just upload the information requested in Qs1&2 onto the upload form, and record a video of yourself answering Qs3-5 (no longer than 3 minutes’ duration). If you need support uploading your information to the form, please contact kiddus.murrell@tycerdd.org

Access & technical:

  • If you have any access requirements that you would like to discuss with us, please contact kiddus.murrell@tycerdd.org
     

  • If you need technical support to create your audio files, we may be able to help at the Tŷ Cerdd Studio. Please ensure that you tell us in your application what help you’ll need.
     

Timeline:

  • Deadline for applications: 12:00 Monday 16 May

  • Applicants informed by:  Friday 20 May

  • Creation period: Friday 20 May to Friday 3 June

  • Delivery of audio files: Monday 6 June

  • In person sharing-event of Sonic Map: mid/late June

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