We’re thrilled to announce on this beautiful day that the recipients of the Vox Commission are Amy Brandon and Edewede Oriwoh.
Composer Amy Brandon’s acoustic and electroacoustic music has been described as ‘… mesmerizing’ (Musicworks Magazine) and ‘[a] clashing of bleakness with beauty’ (Minor 7th). Holding degrees in jazz guitar and composition, she is completing a PhD in music cognition at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has performed internationally (Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK) and recently released her first album, Scavenger. amybrandon.ca
Edewede Oriwoh is an African composer. She writes choral, classical and pop music, among other styles. She has written compositions in different languages including English, Latin, Hausa, Yoruba, Efik, German and Shona. She currently sings with Luton Choral Society.
We’re really looking forward to working on two new pieces with these brilliant emerging composers over the next year. In the meantime, we’ll be performing Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair by Amy Brandon and Baba Ese by Edewede Oriwoh as part of Southbank Centre’s Chorus Festival at 6.45pm on 02 July at the Royal Festival Hall Bar.
Hope to see you there!
THE VOX COMMISSION
Please note that this call for applications has now closed and we are no longer accepting submissions.
16% The percentage of PRS-registered composers/songwriters that are female.
6% The percentage of PRS-registered composers/songwriters that are BAMER.
So, what are you going to do about it?
Vox are setting up a commission for one emerging non cis-male and one emerging BAMER songwriter or composer interested in writing for the voice.
Sounds great. What does it involve?
4 June 2017: Female and BAMER composer/songwriters submit pre-existing pieces/songs.
12 June 2017: We let you know whether you’ve been chosen.
1/2 July 2017: Vox performs the two winning submissions at Southbank Centre’s Chorus festival.
Autumn 2017: You are commissioned to write one new 3-6 minute piece each for Vox. We workshop the new material.
2018: Vox premieres the two new works at Chorus 2018.
The commission will be worth at least £100 each, paid on delivery of the new work. We are currently sourcing additional funding and are hopeful that this figure will be increased to £250.
Please drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Vox Team x
 PRS Magazine, 2016.
Although 2016 has been devastating on many levels, at least it gave us a whole host of reasons why we had to get together and sing our way through processing with the help of some really wonderful writers and curators. We’ve gigged at music festivals and filmed in a theatre, chirped at weddings and carolled on the Southbank, oh, and squeezed in a spot of karaoke for good measure…
So onwards to 2017, here’s to more of the music and less of the rest!
Keep your eyes on WHAT’S ON for when you can catch up with us or on NEWS for composer opportunities and more, and, of course, drop us a line here if you fancy it – we’d love to hear from you.
Loads of festive wishes