in place of war

In Place Of War named official charity partner to Score Relief 2022 competition

Focusing on bringing positive change and providing a voice to marginalised communities through creativity and music in areas of conflict across the world, In Place Of War was founded in 2020 by The Cue Tube, a UK-based global community for composers in film, TV and gaming.

Jamie MacMillan
  • By Jamie MacMillan
  • 14 Jan 2022
  • min read

Score Relief, free-to-enter and open to composers worldwide, is offering a choice of two visual content clips for which composers can create music.

The judges include Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna. The winning composer will have their score performed and recorded by Northern Film Orchestra and the competition also includes a prize pool worth more than $35,000.

Composers will also have the chance to win one-to-one feedback session with Carlos Rafael Rivera, the Emmy and SCL winning composer of The Queen’s Gambit.

As well as the competition, Score Relief’s crowdfunder in support of In Place of War will also operate, through voluntary donations by competition entrants and members of the industry. Funds raised will support the charity’s #HackMusic music education program which offers mentoring and education to artists across the Global South on developing their craft and making a living from music. Last year’s competition raised more than $15,000 in donations.

In Place Of War CEO and Creative Director, Ruth Daniel, says: 'We’re so happy to be partnering with Score Relief 2022. Giving composers worldwide the amazing opportunity of having their score recorded by a prestigious film orchestra is so aligned with our #HackMusic program, opening up access to the music industry to artists across the Global South. So it’s completely fitting that the Score Relief crowdfunder will support that initiative.'

Score Relief and The Cue Tube Founder, Bryan Waters, says: 'I'm really excited to be partnering with In Place Of War this year, not just as a charity partner, but opening the door to potential artistic collaboration between our community and those supported by their work. Huge thanks to our sponsors and judges, making Score Relief 2022 what it is. Good luck to all participants and thank you for your generosity in supporting our fundraiser!'

Entries to Score Relief 2022 are now being accepted until 31 January. Entry is free and open to all composers and aspiring composers worldwide. Full details and Entry Pack can be found on The Cue Tube website here.