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Cally Spooner, False Tears. Áheyrnarprufur – Audition

Oct 11, 2017 | 2017, SequencesVIII

VILT ÞÚ VERÐA POPPSTJARNA?

 

Getur þú sungið?
Getur þú dansað?
Getur þú mæmað?
Getur þú rappað, pósað, spilað á hljóðfæri, breakað?

 

Ef svo er… lestu áfram…

 

Myndlistahátíðin Sequences stendur að opnum áheyrnarprufum til að finna nýjustu stjörnu Íslands, sem mun taka þátt í verki breska listamannsins Cally Spooner sem er að framleiða nýja popphljómsveit til að flytja lagið NAH NAH NAH!
Lagið er samið af alþjóðlegum hópi tónlistarmanna og pródúsenta og er sérhannað til þess að toppa franska vinsældalista á næsta ári. NAH NAH NAH! er tilvonandi smellur sem bíður réttra flytjenda til að gera lagið vinsælt.

 

Sýndu hæfileika þína og sannfærðu dómnefndina um að þú hafir það sem þarf til að verða poppstjarna.

 

Dómnefndina skipa: Ragnar Kjartansson listamaður, Unnsteinn Manúel Stefánsson tónlistarmaður, Erna Ómarsdóttir listrænn stjórnandi Íslenska dansflokksins, GoGo Starr dragdrottning og Oliver Basciano blaðamaður ArtReview.

 

Opnar áheyrnarprufur 14. október kl 16 í Mengi, Óðinsgötu 2

 

 

ALLIR VELKOMNIR

 

 

16.00 – 18.00
Fyrri lota / Knockout Round

 

20.00
Seinni lota / Finale

 

Ókeypis og allir velkomnir að taka þátt og fylgjast með.

 

Free entrance – all are welcome to audition and as audience.

 

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CALLING ALL PERFORMERS IN ICELAND!

 

 

CAN YOU SING?

 

CAN YOU DANCE?
CAN YOU PLAY MUSIC?
CAN YOU RAP, JUGGLE, VOGUE, LIP-SYNC, BREAKDANCE, BACKFLIP?

 

IF SO… READ ON!

 

 

The Sequences Art Festival are holding nation-wide auditions, to find the FRESHEST talent in Iceland, to help the UK artist, Cally Spooner create a new pop band, to perform a newly produced song called NAH NAH NAH!

 

Composed by a host of international hit-maker producers and musicians, and due to storm the French charts in January 2018, NAH NAH NAH! is a hit song in the making. We are searching for the perfect Icelandic performers to become the band who will carry this track.

 

Showcase your talent with the Sequences Festival and convince our jury – including Ragnar Kjartansson, amongst other acclaimed performance experts – that you have what it takes to carry this song to the top of the international pop charts.

 

AUDITIONS

 

14th OCTOBER
ALL WELCOME

 

Mynd: On False Tears and Outsourcing; musicians audition in public to become a manufactured band, in Iceland, 2017.
Performance. Courtesy the artist, Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette production, and Vleeshal, Middleburg.

 

ABOUT THE WORK

What happens before and around a performance, and how might those mechanics be considered part of the act? Cally Spooner uses performance as a semiotic tool for processing the languages of the body, labor, and creative production. In each of these languages, there are specific grammars, systems of measurement, and collaborations between producers and receivers. Spooner’s works disrupt and closely examine the product of performance, whether this might result in an item, a thought or an effect. Though most of her performances might begin with a script or rehearsal, they typically hover in the space of becoming—finding traction, dissolving, mounting tension, and waiting. With a distinctive amalgam of theoretical research, pop music, current affairs, and corporate rhetoric, Spooner considers how dematerialized and unmediated performance can inhabit the worlds of extreme visibility in today’s entertainment and attention economies.

 

For Sequences, Spooner presents On False Tears and Outsourcing; musicians audition in public to become a manufactured band, in Iceland(2017), a new chapter in an ongoing series in which she gathers musicians to create a hit pop song. In Iceland, Spooner will conduct an audition for the pop band “False Tears,” who will eventually be selected and record the hit song, NAH NAH NAH!. Exploring the corporate manufacture of pop music, with examples ranging from the German 1990s R&B band Milli Vanilli to bands marketed for a teenage audience such as *NSYNC in the US or the Spice Girls in the UK, Spooner highlights the demarcation that exists in these context between creative output (the song) and the image of a related product (the band). In July 2015, Spooner worked with five musicians at Vleeshal in the Netherlands to write the song based on a chain of emails between herself, the musicians, lawyers, and corporate executives. She then worked with Lafayette Anticipation in Paris to gather a group of professional musicians and singers to participate in the recording of the song. In Iceland, Spooner will assemble the “face” or image of the band, through auditions hosted at Mengi for the “freshest talent.” These chosen individuals will participate in a band photoshoot for the album cover. The panel of judges for this selection process will echo those in scripted reality television shows where accomplished celebrities with outsized personalities ‘who know what it takes to be the next pop superstar’ pass judgment on the less-well-known and the unproven.

 

 

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