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Theatre Writing Partnership and Writing West Midlands are working a on project called EARS WIDE OPEN in two cities in the Midlands. 

We have commissioned two writers; one in Birmingham and one in Nottingham to write a series of short audio dramas which are to be heard as a sound journey through different parts of the two cities. In Birmingham the focus will be the Central Library which is due for demolition. A brand new library is being built and will open in 2013.

Producer Kate Chapman has experience of making site specific creative audio and EARS WIDE OPEN  is an experiment for Theatre Writing Partnership in bringing the work of theatre writers to a digital platform possibly using pervasive media to access the audio material.

The audio journey will be written, recorded and produced to be accessed online or by borrowing MP3 players from venues in selected cities. We imagine that we will producing a maximum of 40 minutes of audio for each city. The finished work will be then be programmed within festivals in each city and we hope will develop into a broader digital urban programme in 2011/12.

We would like to hear from people who would be interested in working with us on the technical delivery of the audio content. We are looking for people with professional experience of radio drama, music production or theatre sound design.

The time frame is fairly flexible and can be negotiated. Recording and editing  is likely to take place in late summer and Autumn 2010 and we are assuming that this contract would be for approximately 6 days which would include all recording and editing. Recording will take place in Nottingham and Birmingham. We are looking for someone who has got their own equipment for recording and for editing but if studio time is needed then this can be hired.

If you are interested in this opportunity please get in touch as soon as possible with Kate Chapman at Theatre Writing Partnership:

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