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Supersonic Partners With British Library
Christian Eede , March 2nd, 2015 17:36

Birmingham festival is looking for an artist to present a performance or installation developed in accordance with the British Library

Birmingham's Supersonic festival is partnering with the British Library to offer an artist an opportunity to develop a new work as part of the festival's programme in June. The selected artist will be given the opportunity to work with selected material and their associated documentation in the library's archive to create a new work to be performed or presented at Supersonic, after which it will be archived within the British Library's sound collection.

For the commission, a selection of wildlife and environmental recordings from the British Library's archive will be made available and will include the songs and calls of British birds, the soundscapes of natural habitats and a range of environmental recordings covering weather, waves, streams, rivers and more. The winning applicant will receive a £750 fee for their work and will also receive mentoring from the Supersonic team. Supersonic festival takes place in Birmingham from June 11-14. The deadline for applications to be considered for this project is 5 pm on March 27 with the piece set for commission between April and June. For full details, including a guide to submitting your application, just click here and good luck.