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Ben Folds Is Hunting One Aussie Lyricist To Collab With Him & The Sydney Symphony Orchestra On A Special New Project

ATTENTION POETS OF AUSTRALIA: Ben Folds is on the hunt for someone to be the third leg of his creative tripod in a brand new collaborative project with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

In case you missed it, the legendary singer-songwriter is currently riding out the pandemic right here in Australia and making a new record while he’s at it.

But that’s clearly not enough to quench his insatiable thirst for tune-smithery, because he’s just announced a very AVANT-GARDE new project that will see him compose a piece of music on the spot with the SSO and — as mentioned — one lucky fan will also get to be a part of it.

To have a crack, you’ll need to submit an original poem of 2-6 lines on the topic of your choosing.

Echoing a regular feature of Folds’ live show, the mercurial rocker will then compose a song in real-time on stage with the SSO, inspired by the winning lyrics.

The final result will be shared in a digital performance via the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page and website next month.

You don’t have long to get involved though! The comp closes at 11.59pm AEST on Friday, 24th July so get your entries in now.

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