Playing for Time – call out for 13-18’s

Brighter Sound is looking people aged 13-18 to create brand new music in response to the current climate emergency. 

Receive a budget of £200, support from a professional musician and the opportunity to record your work and perform it live. 

Playing for Time – call out for 13-18’s

The theme

“We are right now at the beginning of a climate and ecological crisis. Now is not the time for speaking politely. Now is the time to speak clearly. We need to call it what it is: an emergency.”
Greta Thunberg

On Friday 20 September young people around the world walked out of school to demand action on global warming and climate change. They say that the steps taken by governments and corporations aren’t enough – they’re just playing for time, delaying the inevitable. Drastic action is needed today to really make a difference.

Music is a powerful tool for raising awareness and motivating people into action. We will support you to think creatively about environmental issues, and inspire change through music. We want you to be playful and ambitious – this is your chance to create something for the future. 

What’s involved

You will:

  • Create new music in response to the theme (this could be 2-3 short pieces or one longer piece) between November 2019 and March 2020 
  • Record your music professionally at Box Yard Studios in Manchester
  • Showcase your work at our Sing City live night in March 2020

We will:

  • Connect you with a professional musician who will guide and support you throughout the creative process
  • Give you a budget of £200. This could be spent on: 
    • Field trips to spark creative ideas
    • Artist fees (e.g. if you would like to bring in other people to work with you such as a band, AV artist, dancer or filmmaker)
    • Equipment/instruments/materials needed to create and perform

Who it’s for

  • Individuals or groups aged 13-18
  • Based in Greater Manchester, Cheshire or Merseyside

Whether you see yourself as a composer, songwriter or producer, whether you use acoustic instruments or electronically generated sounds – we’re interested in hearing from musicians of all genres and backgrounds.

How to apply

Please complete a short online form* telling us a bit about yourself, your musical interests and experience, and why you are interested in this opportunity.

Deadline: Mon 28 Oct, 10am

APPLY HERE

Everybody that applies will be given the opportunity to take part in an exclusive songwriting workshop during February 2020 half term.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Lucy Wallace at lucy@brightersound.com or 0161 830 3899.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the form in a different format or have difficulty completing the form online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.


Supported by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, and made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.

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