Opportunities

ARTIST CALL OUT: MUSIC/SOUND COLLABORATOR FOR NEW PERFORMANCE PROJECT

Rachael Young is seeking a London based MUSICIAN / NOISE MAKER / SOUND ARTIST / MUSIC PRODUCER / PERFORMER who identifies as female and is a Person of Colour, to collaborate with on her new performance; NIGHTCLUBBING.

About the Project:
In 1981 Grace Jones released her highly acclaimed album ‘Nightclubbing’; an eclectic mix of reggae, electronica, funk, soul, tango and post punk. 34 years later, two women were refused entry to a London nightclub because of their skin tone and dress size.  Decades apart, these moments occupy the extremities of an invisible spectrum of freedom; Grace Jones, a dark skinned, androgynous, Jamaican woman, transcending societal norms and taking the world by storm vs two young women, discriminated against and discounted because their bodies have been branded undesirable.

Responding to this sense of dissonance, NIGHTCLUBBING looks to explore intersectional oppressions in the wake of growing social inequality in the UK.  Through making and performing live music, the performance will investigate how a ‘Front Woman’ or ‘Women’, could manifest as a radically inclusive force for equality.

NIGHTCLUBBING is the second performance to be developed as part of The Freedom Project; an evolving body of interdisciplinary, collaborative performance work by Rachael Young, which explores personal and social struggles for freedom in the face of oppression.  The first performance; OUT is a critically acclaimed, award winning live art/dance piece, exploring homophobia and transphobia within Caribbean communities.

NIGHTCLUBBING is currently being supported by The Lowry, The Marlborough Theatre, Diverse Actions – UK Live Art and Camden People’s Theatre.



About the role:
Rachael is looking to collaborate with a bold and radical musician/sound based artist, who can compose original content and can play one or more instruments and/or has music production experience.  It’s likely that the collaborator will perform live alongside Rachael, so they should be comfortable being on stage.  The project is right at the beginning of it’s life, so the collaborating artist will have the opportunity to help shape its direction.
* For this initial research and development phase (autumn 2017) one collaborator will join the project, a second collaborator will join for the further development, production and performance phases in 2018 (see dates below).



Initial Dates/Fees:

  • 16 – 20 October 2017
    1 week – Research and development in London + scratch performance at Curve, Leicester (fee: £460)
  • Early December 2017 (exact dates TBC)
    2 x days – 1 day rehearsal + 1 day scratch performance at The Yard Theatre, London (fee: £120/day = £240)
  • All travel and accommodation costs will be covered when outside London

 

Future dates (subject to funding):

  • 3-5 weeks between February and May 2018
    Further development + rehearsal + performances (Leicester, Manchester, London)

 

About Rachael Young:
Rachael makes theatre, live art, interactive installations and socially engaged projects, working in the spaces between disciplines and discovering new languages for performance through collaboration. Her current work explores notions of freedom and bravery and is inspired by autobiographical experience in relation to socio-political landscapes.

Rachael has recently presented work at ImPulsTanz (Vienna International Dance Festival), In Between Time, Battersea Arts Centre, Steakhouse Live, BUZZCUT, The Lowry, Tate Modern, New Art Exchange, Contact, Derby Theatre, The Yard, Live Art Bistro, The Marlborough Theatre and Underbelly.  She has recently been supported by Arts Council England, Live Art UK, The Marlborough Theatre, South East Dance, Arts Connect, mac birmingham, Curve, Ovalhouse and BBC Performing Arts Fund.



If you’re interested in being considered for the project please contact Rachael Young on rachael.young@yahoo.co.uk by Friday 16th September 2017 (5pm), with the following information:  

  • Artist CV (2 sides A4 max)
  • Expression of interest; including details about your artistic practice and thoughts on why this project appeals to you (1 side A4 max)
  • Audio/video links to your work

 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions..can’t wait to hear from you!

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