Flux – We need a composer!
We’re delighted that Arts Council England are funding the next stage of development of Flux and we’re now on the hunt for a new composer to work with us on the show!
The information on the role is below and please share far and wide! We can promise banging 80’s beats and a lot of fun!
“Flux is a new puppetry and visual theatre show, exploring nuclear science, radioactivity and the position of women in science. Flux follows the story of Kate, a human size (5ft 8) puppet and her career as a nuclear research scientist. Set in the 1980’s, the show will explore how she balances her personal and professional life and what it means to be a women working in a world of men.”
Smoking Apples are looking for a composer to compose and record an original score for their new show, Flux. We are envisaging this to be a mixture of atmospheric/scene setting music and also 80s style ‘pop’ music the characters listen to. At this stage we are looking for someone to work with us on the next R&D phase of the show. When the show goes to premiere stage we will need music to underscore almost the entire piece but when appropriate, some pieces of music will be used several times for example, to identify location etc.
A fixed fee of £895 is offered for the composition for this stage of development. This includes 10 days work, at least 5 of which need to be spent in rehearsals. Travel and accommodation outside of London will be provided if necessary. (N.B. As mentioned above, this is an R&D stage but we will be continuing to develop the show and premiere it in Autumn 2018. We are very much looking for someone we can work with on the whole project, however, at this stage this is the time and the fee available).
Various rehearsal dates (to be discussed in Interview)
30th April – 4th May, in Didcot
14th – 18th May, in London (Sharing 18th May)
29th May – 2nd June in Kendall (Sharing 2nd June)
12th – 16th June in Oxford (Sharing 23rd June)
To view the full job description and further details on how to apply, please download the full job description here.