Call for electroacoustic/acousmatic music works - 2ND CALL


Submission period

Mon Dec 27, 2021 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Jan 17 at 11:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Jan 31 at 5 PM UTC
Following a successful Arts Council England funding bid, Ryoanji Records are, between November ’21 and March ’22, 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.

We are commissioning albums that last between 40 and 74 minutes long, which can take any form (eg from one longform 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 second commission is scheduled for mid-May 2022, so works will need to be completed and sent to us by mid-April to allow time for mastering and pressing to CD.

To apply:

Please send links to up to three examples of existing work 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 should be emailed to by 11:59pm (UK time) on Monday 17th January ‘22. The selected composer for this second call will be notified by Monday 31st January.

Budget and other details:

A commission fee of £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 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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