MUSIC & SPORT: KNOWING THE SCORE

A CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSIC AND SPORT - 26th June 2019, Leeds UK

Songwriting Commission

From team songs sung after a match to Arthur Honegger’s 1928 ‘Rugby’ symphonic movement; from terrace chants to Neil Hannon’s ‘Duckworth-Lewis Method’ concept album, sport and music have always been inextricably linked. Both produce moments of community, transcendence, and emotional resonance - and both are vital components of the past, present and future of modern culture.

As part of the 2019 ‘Music & Sport: Knowing the Score’ conference Fields of Vision will be commissioning an original song from a winning proposal to be performed live at our conference on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at The Emerald Headingley Stadium.

The full value of commission is £1000.00 & includes:

  • Sound engineer support on the day of conference to facilitate live performance

  • £150.00 cash prize for winning composer(s)

  • 2 full days recording time in a professional studio at Leeds Beckett University

  • 2 full days engineer support for recording session at Leeds Beckett University

  • Recording session mentoring from Ken Scott (legendary engineer / music producer for acts such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Supertramp)

    (Terms and conditions apply - studio time must fall 22nd to 26th July or 26th to 30th August

Entries can come in any musical style or discipline. The winning submission must feature lyrics & be performed at the ‘Music & Sport: Knowing the Score’ conference on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at The Emerald Headingley Stadium.

To be eligible for this commission composer(s) should submit a basic recording of composition which should be 5 minutes or over but not exceeding 30 minutes in length. Your proposal must be an original piece of music and contain lyrics that feature a narrative about or relevant to sport.

To support submissions composer(s) are encouraged to submit a 250-word outline proposal highlighting approach and rationale behind composition. Composer(s) are allowed to submit more than one entry & the commission is open to all UK-based composer(s) including students and non- EU citizens.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

All submissions for the ‘Knowing the Score’ song writing commission should be made to David Turner: d.p.turner@leedsbeckett.ac.uk using file sharing platforms such as Bandcamp / Sound Cloud / GoogleDrive / Dropbox / One Drive etc.

The deadline for submissions is midday Tuesday 30th April 2019.
The winning composer(s) will be notified by Friday 31st May 2019.
The winning composer(s) must be available to perform song live during the day on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

In association with: Headingley LitFest, Fields of Vision, Music:Leeds, Leeds Arts Research Centre, The School of Film, Music & Performing Arts, Leeds Beckett University