Thursday, 30 November 2017

We DARE you: looking for artists and scientists to collaborate

Transmission - multimedia piece conceived by the late Becs Andrews during her time as DARE Cultural Fellow in Opera-Related Arts (Photo Chris Nash)
Transmission - multimedia piece conceived by the late Becs Andrews
during her time as DARE Cultural Fellow in Opera-Related Arts
(Photo Chris Nash)
The University of Leeds and Opera North are challenging artists and scientists to work together on new approaches to the creative process. The two organisations have announced the second DARE Art Prize and are seeking applications (closing date 12 January 2018) from creative practitioners in all media.

The prize was launched last year to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the DARE partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds. Last year's inaugural prize had in its shortlist a whale choir and an exploration of cosmic bubbles, and the winning entry was from USA-born, Berlin-based composer Samuel Hertz, a proposal for an electro-acoustic chamber piece incorporating sounds below the level of human hearing. Samuel is currently working on his commission with performers from Opera North and academics from the University of Leeds, and as part of his research into low-level frequency sound, he wrote a piece for the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, which premiered at the Annual Science Museum Group Research Conference on 23 November. A Shadow Feeling uses the exceptional capabilities of the sound system in the Museum’s IMAX cinema to produce resonances elsewhere in the building.There is more information about Samuel Hertz's work on the Opera North website.

Applications should be sent in the form of a pdf or Word document to Lesley Patrick, Partnerships Director at DARE: lesley@dareyou.org.uk, before the deadline of 12 January 2018. Shortlist interviews will take place in the week commencing 5 February 2018, and the recipient will be announced on 12 February.

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