Magnetic North Blog
Magnetic North is looking for young musicians in Glasgow and Edinburgh to be part of our new production, Lost in Music, in March 2019. The musicians will learn a new piece of music and will perform it alongside the professional cast as part of the performances. We are looking for people aged 16-25 who love music and can sing, play an instrument or both. You will be required to commit to take part in two performances and six rehearsal sessions. This is a paid opportunity. Please read the information sheet (link below) before applying.
Deadline for applications Friday 7 December 2018.
For more information and how to apply please download the appropriate information sheet by clicking one of the links below:
Lost in Music, Scottish director Nicholas Bone’s collaboration with composer Kim Moore (who also produces work as WOLF) has its UK premiere at North Edinburgh Arts from 1-2 March and then plays at Platform, Glasgow on 6-7 March 2019.
An intriguing and engaging mix of gig-theatre and verbatim performance, Lost in Music features new songs inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice - the story of a talented musical couple’s journey to hell and back - and the voices of young musicians talking about what music means to them and how it informs their lives, friendships and sense of self.
Read the full Lost in Music media release (PDF).
I have been playing the drums from the age of 13, and touring all over the world from the age of 21, but I've never been involved in anything quite like the Lost in Music project. Traditionally, drummers are the lowest in the food chain within any band... then bass players... then guitarists... then those human peacocks with the God-shaped hole in their soul: lead singers. Drummers are also considered to be a bit thick, with a touch of the caveman about them. As a drummer, I am used to the role of supporting other people's ideas. But I am also lucky enough to have done that with some of the most innovative musicians of my generation. So, I have had privileged access to some very unusual and highly developed methods of song writing, recording and performing. This has served me well when I have come to start my own bands and write my own songs.