Your chance to work and record with Field Music….

Your chance to work and record with Field Music….

FIELD MUSIC to open their studio door to emerging UK talent this November

Announce Barbican headline show on 25th May 2018


Peter and David Brewis to host Brighter Sound residency in their hometown of Sunderland

The deadline for applications is midnight, Sunday 8th October. Full information on the open call out and application process available at:

Field Music will welcome 10 emerging musicians and writers into their studio in Sunderland from Monday 13 to Friday 17 November. Over five days they’ll explore the process of record-making, from songwriting, through to arrangement, engineering and production. The successful applicants will work with Field Music, pulling apart and putting back together their own unfinished songs or loose ends, to create a distinct collaborative record.

The group have also announced they will play the Barbican on 25th May, 2018, with added strings, horns, woodwind and assorted percussion provided by the Open Here Orchestra. Full list of live dates here.


05 Nov 17 – Newcastle, The Cluny 15th Birthday – sold out
11 Nov 17 – Manchester, The People’s Concert at the Albert Hall – tickets
02 Dec 17 – Leeds, Us vs Them festival at the Brudenell Social Club – tickets
25 May 18 – London, Barbican – tickets

The Brewis brothers began making records as Field Music in 2005. With a Mercury Prize nomination for their 2012 album Plumb under their belt, Field Music have received critical acclaim for their distinct and adventurous approach to music making. Alongside their five ‘proper’ album releases, they’ve recorded a collection of covers and B-sides, film scores and spin-off projects, The Week That Was and School of Language. Field Music have toured the world and worked with the likes of Slug, The Cornshed Sisters, Pea Sea, The Futureheads and Maximo Park. All of the brothers’ recordings have been made at their own studio space in Sunderland.

Speaking ahead of the residency, David Brewis said, “At some point, quite early on, we realised that no one was going to show us how to make the records we wanted to make – slowly and awkwardly we had to figure it out ourselves. I hope this project will be the kind of thing we needed back in 2001 – maybe a bit of inspiration, a few technical tips, a little kick up the arse and the fun of trying things out with a bunch of other musicians in a similar boat.”

Brighter Sound and Field Music are inviting applications from musicians and writers of all genres who have an interest in record-making. They are committed to greater cultural diversity and pluralism, and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. All applications are judged primarily on musical merit.

The deadline for applications is midnight, Sunday 8th October. Full information on the open call out and application process available at:


About the Artistic Directors Series

Field Music Studio Residency is Brighter Sound’s Artistic Directors Series #010. Each residence in this series is a four or five-day creative music project where a small group of emerging musicians and artists collaborate with the guidance of an artistic director to devise, re-work, produce and arrange new and existing work culminating in a unique showcase event.

Residencies give musicians the space and time to work intensively with each other and the lead artists, collaborating on ideas, developing artistic practice, honing musical skills and developing strong working relationships.

Previous residencies: Pee Wee Ellis, Eska, Imogen Heap, Anna Meredith, Beth Orton, Everything Everything, The Unthanks, Snarky Puppy and DJ Yoda.

About Brighter Sound

They champion young and emerging musicians, creating the conditions to enable them to become the innovators and contributors to 21st century music practice. Brighter Sound works to support a diverse and equal music industry to provide increased opportunities for emerging musicians to develop their artistic confidence and originality. | @brightersound | /brightersound

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