Rehearsals are underway ahead PP’s first live event on 22.09.2016, at CoffeE7. Take a look at the artists and the PP band (Grace Banks on bass, Alain Man on synth, and Prithpal Singh on tabla) in action!
We are delighted to announce the artists selected for the five Project Platform commissions. Each artist or collaborative duo will respond to one of the five legs of the new Crossrail journey as it passes through Newham, from Liverpool Street to Ilford. They are:
Liverpool Street – Stratford ‡ Lindsay West & James Russo
Stratford – Maryland ‡ Sebastian Hau-Walker
Maryland – Forest Gate ‡ Stew Simpson & Rob DesRoches
Forest Gate – Manor Park ‡ Sally Labern
PROJECT PLATFORM 2016
A cross-arts project for CoffeE7 and Newham, inspired by Crossrail
CALL OUT FOR COMPOSERS/SONGWRITERS/SOUND ARTISTS
Deadline extended: 5pm, Friday 15th April, 2016
About the project:
Project Platform is a collaborative project conceived and led by artists Leah Lovett and Lloyd Jeans that draws on the rhythms of the railway and Newham’s rich musical heritage. Five Newham-based composers/songwriters will be invited to respond to one of the five legs of the train journey from Liverpool Street-Stratford-Maryland-Forest Gate-Manor Park-Ilford. The resulting music will be performed live by the Platform Band during a special event at CoffeE7 in September 2016 and recorded for the Platform Project 2016 album.
What we’re offering:
- 5 x £300 music commissions
- Full production support
- A chance to collaborate with and have your music performed by a live band
- Your piece recorded in a professional studio and mixed by a sound engineer
What we’re looking for:
Newham-based songwriters, composers or sound artists working in any genre are invited to apply. You will create a new piece of music in response to, and the same duration as, one leg of the Crossrail train journey as it passes through Newham, between Liverpool Street and Ilford. All styles of music are welcome, but we particularly encourage proposals that will translate into live performance. The exact makeup of the band will depend on the selected proposals, but at the moment we are imagining bass, brass, rhythm, guitar and vocals.
How to apply:
Please copy and answer the questions below and send as a PDF to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday, 15th April, 2016.
You must be living or working in Newham and aged 16 or over to apply.
PROJECT PLATFORM 2016
How did you hear about Platform Project?
Do you have any particular access requirements?
- Please describe your music practice (250 words max.)
- Please describe how you would approach this project (500 words max.)
- Please note any technical requirements you may have
Please provide up to 3 links to your existing work (Soundcloud preferred), including passwords where relevant.
Thanks to the Mary Eileen Jeans Bequest.