Opportunity: Cut & Splice 2017 / Composer-Curator

Cut & Splice 2015
Cut & Splice 2015
Deadline: Noon, Wednesday 25th May
Produced by: 
Sound and Music in partnership with BBC Radio 3.

About Cut & Splice 

Cut & Splice was created by Sonic Arts Network and BBC Radio 3 in 2003 and ran until 2011 as an acclaimed international festival of sound art and experimental music curated and produced by Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.

At the heart of the festivals curatorial programme was the presentation and broadcast of work using electroacoustic technology. Annually shifting its thematic focus, Cut & Splice drew connections between the work of the leading figures of the historic avant-garde and contemporary composers and artists. 

Cut & Splice performances were broadcast on Radio 3's flagship contemporary music show, Hear and NowAfter a four year hiatus Cut & Splice was re-launched in 2015 as a composer led project. This iteration, with a presentation in 2017, will be the second presentation in this format. 

Cut & Splice 2017: Call for Composer-Curators

Sound and Music are seeking to work with a Composer-Curator (individual or collective) who will lead on the curation and production of this festival. This project will be part of Sound and Music’s wider Composer-Curator support programme and will result in two evenings of live events at a venue in Manchester with following broadcasts on Hear and Now featuring artist interviews and performances recorded at these events. 

The selected applicant will receive a £2,000 bursary, have access to a production budget of up to £19,000 and benefit from mentoring from experienced Radio 3 presenter, and former Cut & Splice curator, Robert Worby. 

Watch the video from Cut & Splice 2015 


Deadline: Noon, Wednesday 25th May

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About Composer-Curator 

Composer-Curator is Sound and Music’s national new music touring programme. First launched in 2013, it supports entrepreneurial artists from a range of disciplines looking to create their own opportunities by curating their own events – tours, festivals and concert series – and thus celebrates a step of change in the world of live music touring. Composer-Curator not only creates a space for artists to produce new work; it enables them to hone their curational skills, generating a more sustainable form of practice that can positively impact the new music sector as a whole.

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About BBC Radio 3 Hear & Now 

Hear and Now is Radio 3's primary contemporary music programme, featuring live performances and studio sessions from the best new groups, and premiering works commissioned by the BBC

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How to apply

Deadline: Noon, Wednesday 25th May 

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