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CALL OUT - Sound Installation Commission


Commission Fee

Artists’ fees, up to £2,400

Equipment / materials, up to : £1,000

Travel expenses, up to : £250



Learning to Fly is a poetic response from communities across Surrey to the collected archive of materials gathered from across the county relating to Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers. The programme is led by poet Talia Randall.

We now want to bring the archive to life through sound and are looking for a sound artist to create an installation that combines the poetic materials created so far with found sounds and archive gathered from across the county relating to Surrey Heritage’s World War 1 commemorative project Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers.
The outcome will be an immersive artwork for visitors to Brooklands Museum as part of the Surrey Arts' No Sound Ever Dies project, which takes place at the museum on Saturday 14 July 2018.

We are open to the various ways in which a sound installation might be presented, however applicants need to bear in mind the following requirements:

  • The sound piece will be experienced by a large number of visitors to the No Sound Ever Dies festival / performance at Brooklands Museum in July 2018, which will take place both inside and outdoors. (See below for more details)
  • The piece must be able to travel to other locations around the county and should therefore be relatively easy to transport and install.
  • Consideration should be given as to the level of maintenance and supervision required once the sound piece is installed.


  • Expressions of interest are invited to reach us by: Sunday 5 November 2017
  • Notification for selection for interview by 17 November
  • Interviews will take place on 22 November


Expressions of Interest

Please send us a cv, links to a website or any work on line and one side of A4 outlining your interest in the project.

Send to: Laura Ratling at laura.ratling@surreycc.gov.uk



Further Information

No Sound Ever Dies

A programme of performances from a variety of Surrey ensembles taking the form of a Festival to be held at Brooklands Motor Racing and Aviation Museum on Saturday 14 July 2018. The Festival will culminate in the performance of a specially-commissioned work, No Sound Ever Dies for 1,000 instrumentalists and singers drawn from Surrey schools and community groups. The piece will be inspired by the spirit of adventure and innovation which characterised important developments in motor engineering and aviation at Brooklands in the 20th century.


Performance Date

Saturday 14 July 2018; evening event starting at 5.00pm or 5.30pm and running for approx 3.5 hours.


Performance Location

Brooklands Motor Racing and Aviation Museum in Weybridge, Surrey.
The location includes several medium to large indoor spaces in which ensembles and groups will be performing.
The Finale (commissioned piece for 1000 performers) will be performed outdoors at the Finishing Straight of the Brooklands Racecourse.

See: www.brooklandsmuseum.com