Social Distancing – Musical Approaching

Cancelled concerts and closed venues mean empty wallets. Those working in arts and culture are particularly affected by the corona crisis. With our new project, “Social Distancing – Musical Approaching”, we hope to give musicians in and around Zurich the opportunity to continue writing music even while in self-imposed isolation – and to earn money doing so.

 

Do you remember playing that game as a child for which you draw a body part on paper, fold it over, and slide it to the next person until an entire body has been assembled out of different drawings? That’s our model. Our goal: a collective musical collage. It will consist multiple thirty- to sixty-second compositions/performances in video format, which will be combined to a single Gesamtkunstwerk.

The finished collage will be premiered as a movie screening featuring a live performance. When and where this event will take place is yet to be determined, as almost everything for the time being.

One thing is certain, however: each participating musician will receive a payout of CHF 200.00

 

The rules:

  • You introduce yourself to us by sending a link to a piece composed and performed by you – we listen to these pieces and then choose the participants.
  • If you are selected, you will receive the finished composition of another musician. You then have three days to compose your own piece.
  • Your piece has to tie into the composition you have received (that is, into its last seconds).
  • Your composition must be between 30 and 60 seconds long.
  • Once you are done, you send us a video of the composition together with a high-quality audio version and a PDF of the score.
  • We pass on your composition to the next musician.

 

Contact us at info@guerillaclassics.org if you are interested in participating.

 

p.s.: choose whatever musical style you prefer – there are no restrictions.