Commission Opportunity for Responses to L's GA
L’s GA (Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) is a 1967 anti-war classic by American composer Salvatore Martirano for gas-masked politico, helium bomb, three 16mm movie projectors, and two-channel tape recorder.
As part of our Unheard Voices initiative, NON:op is commissioning new responses to L’s GA—either performed (re)interpretations or entirely new (re)compositions—created using the original production materials together with whatever you want to add. What hasn’t changed since 1967—or gotten worse? What can the Gettysburg Address possibly mean to you? Who are today’s gas-masked politicos? What masks do you wear—and by force or by choice? What are you forced to breathe—or prevented from breathing?
Productions must incorporate original L’s GA production materials and may result in either video or audio files (or both), with or without a live component, and include any media in which you choose to create. NON:op will provide technical and logistical support if needed, whenever possible.
Artists’ fees are calculated on the basis of $15 per hour. We anticipate that it will take approximately 30 hours to create a 25-minute response. This includes approximately five hours of conceptualization and 25 hours of production time. Thus, if you create a 20-minute response, you would spend 25 hours and receive a fee of $375.
Distribution of funds will be $150 when the commission is awarded, with the remaining amount paid upon completion of the commissioned work.
We hope to include completed productions in a live event later in 2021.
Application form is available HERE.