Monday, 8 June 2020

ORA Singers announce eight new commissions to help composers hit by current crisis

Suzi Digby and ORA Singers (Photo Nick Rutter)
Suzi Digby & ORA Singers (Photo Nick Rutter)

In a move to help composers who have been affected by the current crisis. ORA Singers, artistic director Suzi Digby, has set up an Emergency Composers' Fund to commission new work. The group is offering eight commissions as part of a collaboration with Tate Modern.

The Emergency Composers Fund is open to any composer who is resident in the UK and the eight chosen composers will each receive a £1,500 commission to write a new choral work inspired by works of art, specifically chosen by Tate Modern from their international collection [click on the links below, to see the works on the Tate Modern website]:

Agnes Martin, Morning 1965
Helen Frankenthaler, Vessel 1961
Ibrahim El Salahi, Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams 1961-5
Henri Matisse, The Snail 1953
Lorna Simpson, Then & Now 2016
Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled (Alhalkere)1989
Cildo Meireles, Babel 2001
Haegue Yang, Sol LeWitt Upside Down - Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three 2015

Full details from ORA Singers website.

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