[ARENA] (fwd) Call for Proposals - AVISON LIVE: audio-visual commission
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From: "Rebecca" <rebecca avfestival.co.uk>
Subject: Call for Proposals - AVISON LIVE: audio-visual commission
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 17:57:56 -0000
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
AVISON LIVE: audio-visual artwork commission
Avison Ensemble and AV Festival, in partnership with culture10, seek
to commission a major new audio visual artwork by a leading
contemporary artist that celebrates 18th Century North East composer
Charles Avison and his musical heritage by reinterpreting his
traditional music for 21st Century audiences.
The commission forms a central part of the Avison tercentenary
celebrations in 2009 and will be featured as part of a large scale
public event in Newcastle City Centre, including live music by the
renowned Avison Ensemble in September 2009 and a potential tour beyond.
Experienced and established artists or artist groups are invited to
submit proposals to develop a new audio visual work that responds to
the music of Charles Avison, the unique environment of Newcastle City
Centre and attracts new audiences for classical music and
contemporary electronic art.
KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE COMMISSION
- Deliver a large scale audio visual event of outstanding artistic
quality which will attract significant numbers in terms of audiences
and profile regionally, nationally and internationally.
- Raise public awareness of both electronic arts and classical music.
- Bring the music of Charles Avison to a new, younger audience in a
way that is vital to the current times and in keeping with Avison's
own attitude to culture and participation.
- Provide a major new commission opportunity for a leading
contemporary artist, showing how contemporary audio visual artists
can work with historical music.
- The proposal deadline is 12pm on 9 March 2009. No late submissions
will be accepted.
- Shortlisted candidates will be notified on 20 March 2009.
- Interviews will be held on 27 March 2009.
- The commission will be awarded on 3 April 2009.
- The work is to be completed by 24 August 2009.
The artist fee is GBP 12,000 and there is a production budget of
approximately GBP 20,000 to stage the work.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND FULL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES PLEASE DOWNLOAD
THE PROJECT BRIEF AT: <http://WWW.AVFESTIVAL.CO.UK>WWW.AVFESTIVAL.CO.UK
OVERVIEW OF AVISON LIVE
Avison Live will be a major public event, taking place in Newcastle
City Centre in September 2009. At the heart of the event will be the
premiere of a new audio visual commission by a leading contemporary
artist and a series of live concerts by the world famous Avison
Ensemble. The design of the event is open to interpretation, however
key venues for the event may include historic sites related to
Avison's performances, including churches, The Old Assembly Rooms and
the Bigg Market in Newcastle, an area that is still known for its
many pubs, clubs and raucous revellers. The event must have the
potential to engage large numbers.
The new commission will respond to Avison's music, his groundbreaking
music criticism and the rich historical context in which his music
was performed three hundred years ago. In the 1700's Charles Avison
started the Bigg Market's reputation as a centre of entertainment.
His fortnightly concerts held in the Groat Market Assembly Rooms were
the peaks of Newcastle's social calendar; raucous affairs held in
rooms above drinking dens, which started at 6pm and finished at 2am.
At the peak of the Industrial Revolution, with entrepreneurs, factory
owners and engineers in the city hungry for culture and
entertainment, Avison made Newcastle into England's greatest
provincial music centre of the day outside of London.
THE AVISON ENSEMBLE <http://
www.avisonensemble.com>www.avisonensemble.com The Avison Ensemble is
Newcastle's outstanding period instrument orchestra, which plays and
popularises the works of Charles Avison and other classical
composers. Despite having written over eighty string concertos and
being hailed by the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians as,
"the most important English concerto composer of the 18th century",
Charles Avison's music has been rarely performed on either modern or
AV FESTIVAL <http://www.avfestival.co.uk>www.avfestival.co.uk
The AV Festival is an international festival of electronic arts
featuring visual art, music and moving image. A biennial event, the
festival takes place in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and
Middlesbrough in the North East of England. The festival consists of
public commissions, exhibitions, performances, film screenings,
workshops and debate at many of the region's outstanding cultural
venues and sites. This is the first major public event that AV
Festival has developed outside of a festival year. The next AV
Festival will take place in March 2010 and will be based around the
central theme of Energy. It will explore energy as a force through
which all of life is connected, transformed, renewed and destroyed.
CULTURE 10 <http://
culture10 is an annual curated programme of exceptional cultural
events and festivals across NewcastleGateshead and North East England.
Established in 2004, it is managed by the culture10 team, working in
partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative, and is funded by
Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, One
North East, Northern Rock Foundation and Arts Council England, North
East. The culture10 team actively engage in the events programmed,
adding their expertise to those involved in the programme as creative
Michelle Hirschhorn, Avison Live Project Manager:
<mailto:michelle avfestival.co.uk>michelle avfestival.co.uk
Director, AV Festival / Audio Visual Arts North East
Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, UK
Tel: 44 (0)191 227 5523
Email: rebecca avfestival.co.uk
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