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OPEN CALL – Cities and Memory: Utopia

I’m pleased to announce a callout for submissions to our latest project, Cities and Memory: UtopiaUtopia

The project takes the concept of reimagining the sounds of places off the real-world map and into the imaginary land created by Thomas More in 1516.

Using a woodcut map from 1518, sound artists will each take a small section of More’s imagined country of Utopia, and create a new soundscape imagining how that place (and the society living in it) might sound.

Cities and Memory: Utopia takes one of English literature’s great works of imagination and creates something new from the words of Thomas More and the collective imagination of artists around the world – an entirely new Utopia of sound.

How to take part

  • Email us to let us know you’re interested: the deadline to register interest for the project is Wednesday 19 August.
  • There are a limited number of spaces in the project, so if you haven’t contributed to Cities and Memory before, please include some links to your sound work for us to listen to.
  • We will then be in touch with the selected artists to allocate them an area of the Utopia map to work with.
  • The deadline for submitting final pieces will be 18 September. More information about the project can be found here.