We Are Family – Musicians Wanted!

We are looking for 4 local music or sound artists to collaborate with gig-theatre company Pecho
Mama on a unique arts project.

In these tough pandemic times, we need each other’s support more than ever. We Are Family is a celebration of Corby, and of the people that we each call our family. Not just our blood family, but those people that make up our bigger family – the ones that have got our backs when things get hard.

Working with The Core and professional gig-theatre company Pecho Mama you will:
1) Write a verse or instrumental section for a collaborative musical composition that will be featured as part of a short flm and a live performance at The Core.
2) Mobilise your family/community to join the celebration, in whatever way you can imagine.
The film will include interviews with Corby residents and will be scored by Pecho Mama and the four local artists working collaboratively in person and/or online.

The live performance will bring together the Corby community and a network of local artists. Pecho Mama will lead a three day workshop to create a devised professional performance.

We are open to ALL musical artforms and genres and actively encourage under-represented voices to apply.
You do NOT need to be a professional musician and you do NOT need to read or write written musical scores.
You DO need to be good at listening, taking creative feedback and making a positive contribution.
You DO need to care about being part of positive change within your community.

The live performance will take place on Wed 20 January 2021.
Deadline for applications: Fri 16 October 2020 at 1pm

To apply: Please send one paragraph of information about yourself, a link to some of your music online and a response to the following question: Who do you call family? Please include any ideas on how you might include your family/community/network in this celebration. Send to [email protected]

Fee: Each of the 4 selected artists will receive £250.
Guidance: There will be two Q&A sessions led by Mella Faye (Artistic Director of Pecho Mama) for you to ask any questions you have about the project:

1) On Wed 23 September at 11am via Zoom. Please request Zoom link via email to [email protected].

2) On Fri 25 September at 4pm live at The Core at Corby Cube.

We Are Family – Musicans Call Out