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Open call for British Library commission at Supersonic Festival

Supersonic Festival and the British Library have joined forces in an open call for artists to create an installation or performance piece

Supersonic Festival and the British Library have issued an open call for artists to create a new installation or performance piece for this year’s Supersonic Festival.

The successful applicant will receive £750 and access to the British Library’s sound archive, as well as an introduction to the collection from the Library’s Curator. The British Library sound archive contains 6.5 million speech, music, wildlife and environmental recordings, dating back to the 1880s, and is currently undergoing a major digitisation project.

The deadline for applications is 27 March, with the final piece being performed for the first time at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, June 11–14. For more information on applying, head to the Supersonic website.