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 Writing for Voices
Summary:composer & librettist opportunity
Deadline: 23 November 2012
Date Posted: 09 October 2012
Details: Writing for Voices

Deadline Friday 23rd November 2012.

Writing for Voices has the potential to change the lives of six composers, six librettists, six choirs, and produce six extraordinary new pieces of music. Over five months, six emerging composers and librettists will be tutored by some of the finest in their respective fields, taking six choral pieces from their birth to the beginning of their public life, a concert. This will be part of Britten in Oxford, a year long celebration of the work and life of Benjamin Britten in his centenary year.

Six composers will be paired with six ‘word-smiths’ to create six creative units. These will be paired with one of six choirs. Each unit will create a work, which will be performed in Oxford, in May.

Anyone aged 18 or over may submit to JAM if they are born, living or studying in the UK.

This unique, inspirational project will be tutored by Judith Bingham, Nicholas Cleobury, David Harsent, Ruth Padel and Giles Swayne. They will oversee the forming of each creative unit, then guide and polish each piece from its gestation period to its final, recorded performance.

This project runs over three weekends, in Oxford. You will need to attend all three.
Travel expenses of up to £50 per weekend, plus accommodation, will be provided.

The JAM & Writing for Voices Panel include:
Judith Bingham, Nicholas Cleobury, Eric Crees, David Crown, Michael Emery, David Harsent, Timothy Jackson, Robert Jones, Sarah MacDonald, Ruth Padel, Michael Smedley and Giles Swayne.
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