The Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ), in collaboration with Alandia Big Band, is producing a wonderful big band evening on November 6th - and for this we are looking for people whi would like to do a solo! Are you interested? Read on and send us your interest by the latset September 18th.
NIPÅ arrange a wonderful big band evening with Alandia Big Band where YOU can do a solo, either by singing och playing an instrument. So whether you like to sing, play the violin, piano or saxophone, you should apply! The application is made digitally, i.e. there is no traditional audition, but you submit a movie, or a voice sample via a registration form here at nipa.ax. The application opens on August 24th and closes on Septmeber 18th.
The concert will be livestreamed through nipalive.ax and will also be able to be seen through IPTV channel 65. NIPÅ will communicate the concert widely through its different channels at a Nordic level, so we hope for many viewers around the Nordic region.
We also hope to be able to offer space for a smaller live audience, but will return, after the summer, with more information about this, as this is something that may change due to the restrictions et.c., at short notice. In this first stage, we are mainly looking for soloists so that we can plan for and produce a fantastic big band night. Här Here you can also listen to Alandia Big Bands planned playlist, så that you can think about which of the songs you would like to sing or play. When you send your application form you simply mark which song/songs you would like to perform.
How do I apply?
On this page there will be a link to a form during the period 24.8 - 18.9, where you fill out your information and attach a short film or voice sample of about 30 sec as an attachment. It doesn't have to be one of the big band's songs from the playlist, but it can be an advantage if we hear how you interpret one of these songs.
Apply by the lastest by September 18th. Message to the chosen will be given on Septmebr 22nd. Rehearsal with the band takes place on October 13th, 20th and/or 27th. Rehersal November 3rd. Concert November 6th.
About Alandia Big Band
Alandia Big Band is a classic big band that has been performing on stage for over 30 years. The band consists of about 20 people, all of the amateur and semi-professional musicians working in Åland. The band has no regular vocalist, but Anna Rydén and Maria Stenberg are examples of some of the local singingbirds with whom the band has performed.
Right now, the band is led by saxophonist Edward Furbacken. Previously, the band was led by, among others, Lasse Sundblom, Fredrik Erlandsson and Stefan Simonsen and Åke Hillar.
In festival context we have played with artists such as Antti Sarpila, Micke Sörensen, Caroline Wennergren, Elisabeth Ekman, Claes Yngström, Ronnie Svenblad, Peter Asplund and Lars Jansson.
Big band is something very special. The interaction of a larger orchestra gives an extra dynamic and the fact that Åland has its very own big band is something to be proud of!
So now we at the Nordic Institute on Åland, hope for a fantastic big band evening, where Alandia Big Band plays and you are on stage with them! With the microphone or your instrument of choice.