January 2022:

We are delighted to announce that, at the end of last year, we were awarded Arts Council England funding to commission and release a series of new albums of electroacoustic/acousmatic music. In keeping with our Keychange Pledge (below), half of these commissions are dedicated to the release and promotion of work by women, female identifying and gender minority composers. The other half are open to all. The first call was made at the end of November and closed at the end of December. We had an incredible number and range of submissions from all over the world, and the decision making process was more difficult than we could have envisaged. After a great deal of deliberation the panel decided upon a proposal by Ingrid Plum, who will be creating an album of new music inspired by and responding to that of Lily Greenham (1924-2001). Greenham was a leading proponent of both concrete and sound poetry, and the inventor of ‘lingual music’. She was a contemporary of Daphne Oram, Annea Lockwood and Delia Derbyshire, but is frequently overlooked in writing on composers associated with The BBC Radiophonic Lab. Ingrid will be working with the Lily Greenham archive to realise her new work.

Ingrid Plum

Our second call for works is open until the 17th of January and can be found here: https://www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/post/call-for-electroacousticacousmatic-music-works-2nd-call/

July 2021:

We have just signed the Keychange Pledge, promising to ensure that at least 50% of all artists on our rosta are women and gender minorities. There is a vast historic and continuing gender disparity within the music industry which seems to be even more pronounced in the experimental/electroacoustic music making genres. We aim to demonstrate, promote and disseminate the huge wealth of talent that exists and to create more opportunities for women and gender minorities in our corner of the music industry. We hope to have news on new commissioning opportunities very soon, so please keep an eye on this page.

April 2021:

You can now pre-order our first release, Bill Vine’s ‘northsong’, from our Bandcamp page: https://ryoanjirecords.bandcamp.com/releases