Brighter Sound are delighted to announce Three Cities, a new international commission in partnership with Le FIL (Saint-Étienne) and Music Pool (Berlin).

We’re looking for an emerging musician, composer or sound artist of any genre, from or based in the North West, to represent Brighter Sound and the city of Manchester.

This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with musicians representing two other international cities and creative organisations – Le FIL in Saint-Étienne, and Music Pool in Berlin. Together you will spend two days at Brighter Sound in February creating new music, two days recording at Le FIL, and three days at music industry events and performing at Music Pool in March.

The full schedule is as follows:

Brighter Sound, Manchester:
Tues 6 – Weds 7 Feb

Le FIL, Saint-Étienne:
Fri 2 – Mon 5 Mar

Music Pool, Berlin:
Mon 12 – Fri 16 Mar (live premiere in Berlin on Thurs 15 Mar)

As well as the opportunity to access European networks, have your work professionally recorded and perform live to a new audience in Berlin, the successful applicant will also receive a £1000 fee and travel/accommodation expenses.

Application Information

Applicants must be:

Aged over 18

An emerging musician demonstrating at least three years of semi-professional music making

From or based in the North West

We are looking for a music creator/composer/sound artist with ambition, drive, excellent communication skills and an openness to working with others. You should be able to demonstrate how this international opportunity and platform will benefit you as an artist.

Applicants must apply online*, answering three questions related to their own experience, their initial ideas on the theme of an international collaboration between three cities, and their reasons for applying, as well as submitting two examples of their own music. A sample application form is available to download for reference before submitting an online application:

Application deadline: Sunday 7 January 2018, midnight

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

Successful applicants will be notified on or around Monday 15 January 2018.

For more information about this project please contact Kate Lowes on or call 0161 830 3899.

Three Cities is supported by Arts Council’s National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme.