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Commission: Sounds of Silence, Aerial Festival

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2 X £1k commission from Aerial, in partnership with Great Place: Lakes and Dales, for artists working with sound and living in Cumbria or Yorkshire Dales, or with a strong link to either.

A commission of a piece of audio designed to sonically transport the listener to the Lakes in lieu of visiting the Lake District this summer.

We are interested in exploring how the area has changed during lockdown and what changes, if any, should be kept. Is this a time to imagine a new way of living? Or do we want the new normal to be the old normal?

The piece could be soundscape, a score, spoken word, field recordings or a mash up of anything and everything, the duration of the piece could accompany some or all of the current (at time of writing) 1hr government sanctioned exercise time, or be self generating to act as a continuous soundtrack for all eternity, up to you.

In order to be considered for the commission, please send no more than 250 words outlining your idea for the piece, and examples of previous work to aerialfestival@gmail.com by 2pm Sunday 31st May.

You will be notified if you’ve been successful or not w/c 1st June.