Catch the Wind is an annual festival that is long established and much loved highlight of Morecambe’s summer calendar. Regularly attracting 20,000 people over the weekend the festival has been integral to putting Morecambe on the map as a visitor destination.
Catch the Wind continues to raise the profile of Morecambe and the Bay area and to bring visitors to the town. The event has significant economic impact on Morecambe, bringing business to hotels, B&Bs, cafés and restaurants, generating additional income for shopkeepers and market traders.
“this event gets better year on year and attracts many, many people. I know it’s known as the kite festival but there really is much more to it, with such a diverse range of entertainment…”
David Brayshaw, The Visitor & Morecambe Carnival
“What a great event the Kite Festival was. Much kudos to you all for organising it, the prom looked amazing, all the kites and fluttering banners made it very atmospheric set perfectly against the backdrop of the Lakes mountains. A great success all around. Seems like the whole of Lancashire came out and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. We certainly did and so did all the families that came to make art with us.”
Julia Chick, Land Art for Kids
Morecambe’s music and arts charity More Music are very excited to be working with amazing Liverpool-based animator Laura Spark on making a film to bring Catch the Wind kite festival to life on screen this year.
We now seek to commission a musician to write and record a soundtrack for the film.
The new composition will include a song element and be inspired by concepts suggested through kite-flying and people coming together.
The piece will be family friendly, be between 5 and 10 minutes long and be recorded to a high standard (More Music engineers can help with this).
We’re aiming for a deadline for the end of August.
More info on Catch the Wind can be found here: https://moremusic.org.uk/catch-the-wind-kite-festival/
This commission is made possible through the Cultural Recovery Fund.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Where you’re based
Links to three recordings of music that you’ve written previously including
Some samples of writing music for moving image if you have any
Deadline for applications 6th August