Call for young performers/musicians

Know any young minds ready to compose a catastrophe?

We are looking for seven children aged 10-12 from Birmingham eager to build and perform their own scores and stories for Sounds Like Catastrophes, a special performance by German artist Eva Meyer-Keller during the festival.

Over the summer the group will take part in a series of workshops. The group will be taught the art of foley (the creation of sound effects using assorted props typically for film or radio) to create the sounds of their imagined apocalyptic scenarios.

The resulting sinister soundscapes will be performed live at Birmingham Town Hall on Saturday 5 October. Alongside the performance, a specially narrated text will be presented exploring how young people process the news and perceive the dangers of our world.

Participating children must be able to attend all workshop sessions (detailed below).

If interested please email Nicole Schuchardt nicole[at] by Friday 9 August.



10am-3pm (with a lunch break) Monday 12 – Friday 16 August. There will be a public workshop performance on the afternoon of Friday 16 August.

10am-3pm (with a lunch break) Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September.
Refreshing the project. There will be a public workshop performance Sunday afternoon.

Final performance at Fierce Festival, Birmingham Town Hall.
2 – 2.30pm, Saturday 5 October.

Workshop space tbc. Central Birmingham location.