Call out: Manchester Experimental Orchestra

Artistic field:

Country:

Organisation:

Eligibility:

We’re looking for musicians aged 14-18 to take part in a project that explores the musical identity of Manchester.

Over two weekends in May and July you’ll make new music together that responds to the question:

What does Manchester sound like to you?

If you live and breathe this city and want to represent its musical identity, the Manchester Experimental Orchestra is perfect for you.

And don’t worry, it’s not that type of orchestra. 

We’re looking for musicians who play any instrument or genre of music. You could be a gospel singer, a producer, a guitarist, a rapper, a spoken word artist, a drummer, a violist or anything else!

To take part you just need to be:

A musician playing any instrument or genre of music

From or living in Manchester (with an M postcode)

Aged 14-18

Available for all the project dates below

Project dates

You’ll need to attend:

One weekend of making music and improvising on 7-8 May (10am-4pm) at The Bridgewater Hall

Two online Zoom workshops on 24th of May (6pm to 8pm) and 14th of June (6pm to 8pm)

One weekend rehearsing on 16-17 July (10am-4pm) at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)

An evening performance on 17 July (5-8pm) at the RNCM

The team

The kind of music you create will be entirely up to you, with guidance from:

DJ Balraj Samrai

Composer Steve Berry

Producer and vocalist Pops Roberts

Jazz trumpeter Byron Wallen

Oud player Rihab Azar

The project has been planned and developed with a team of young leaders who are also taking part as musicians. And you’ll also be supported by other artists including percussionists, gospel singers, violinists, ghaychak players and rappers!

 

Deadline: 
19/April/2022

Entry Fee:

Contact & Links: 
Call for Submissions

RICE Initiative

BARCELONA

RICE Initiative Open Call N°6

11/December/2022

Residency

Folger Institute

Online, Washington DC

FOLGER INSTITUTE ARTIST RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024

15/January/2023

Call for Artists

Woman Made Gallery

Chicago

Windows to the Inside: Expressions of Mental Health

14/January/2023

Residency

MeetFactory, o.p.s.

Prague

Other Edges of the World

30/November/2022

Call for Artists

ARYA ART GALLERY, DUBAI

DUBAI

"LET THERE BE LIGHT", (emerging and mid-career artists)

28/November/2022

Residency

Bethany Arts Community

Ossining

2023 Poetry Residency at Bethany Arts Community

03/January/2023

Call for Artists

Technarte

Bilbao

Technarte Bilbao 2023

15/December/2022

Call for Artists

Car Stickers, Inc.

Bend

Winter Wonderland Sticker Design Contest

15/December/2022

Call for Artists

Digital Chroma

Berlin

Secrets of the forest

30/November/2022

Call for Submissions

Festival Opera Prima

Rovigo

Selection of performances for Opera Prima Festival XIX

10/December/2022

Call for Artists

Ignace Clarysse ICT sprl

Jodoigne

The Enchanted Garden 2022

05/December/2022

Residency

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff

The 50th Banff Playwrights Lab

30/November/2022

Call for Artists

Culture365

The Art of the Poem - Homer's Odyssey

15/January/2023

Contest

International Ghost Appreciation Society

Edinburgh

The Ghostly Commission

31/December/2022

Call for Artists

Brouhahaart

Online

‘Lovely Things’

08/December/2022

Call for Entries

Woman Made Gallery

Chicago

Woman Made Gallery Call For Art: ROE 2.0- It Ain’t Over Yet!

26/November/2022

Call for Artists

Open Source Gallery

Brooklyn

2024 Exhibition Open Call

29/November/2022

Call for Entries

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Santa Fe/Online

23rd “Solo Art Series” – An Opportunity to Shine

05/January/2023

Call for Entries

Vestige Concept Gallery

Pittsburgh

After Hours

17/December/2022