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Concord Music launches prize for music-inspired visual artists

By | Published on Monday 30 November 2020

Concord Music Publishing

Concord Music is launching a new competition for visual artists, who are invited to propose an original piece of art – which can be a painting, sculpture or installation, or video or photography project – inspired by one of ten songs selected from the music firm’s catalogue.

Launching the prize, the music rights company says: “It is no secret that from great art comes great art. That’s why we want to create a new opportunity as part of that process. By encouraging visual artists at any stage in their careers, we hope that music will be a part of their futures. We have chosen ten of the greatest pieces of music from our catalogue – from Mark Ronson to Stravinsky, Krept & Konan to Pink Floyd – to act as inspiration for visual artists to create their own works”.

Interested artists need to submit a proposal for their creation. Shortlisted creators will then get a £1000 bursary to create their piece, with all those artworks being exhibited in London next year. An overall winner will then get a prize of £10,000.

Commenting on the initiative, Sara Lord, Concord’s SVP International Sync And Project Development, adds: “The most enjoyable part of my job here is delving into our incredible catalogues and sharing it with others who create. By encouraging visual artists at whatever stage of their career to let loose with a song or piece of music that moves them – felt like a no brainer. Music and art – what more could you ask for?”

The ten songs artists can pick from are:

Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky
Mark Ronson feat Yebba – Don’t Leave Me Lonely
Joan Armatrading – Love & Affection
Rodgers and Hammerstein – My Favorite Things
Steve Reich – Music For 18 Musicians
Stravinsky – The Rite Of Spring
Newley & Bricusse – Pure Imagination
Ray Barretto – A Deeper Shade Of Soul
Lyra – New Day (Jackie Lomax)
Krept & Konan – Broski

More info here.

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