Open Call For Works for #ActuallyAutistic Musicians Awareness Compilation
The twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2019, and this is the same day musician, writer, and activist mynameisblueskye has chosen to release “On The Spectrum 2: Red April”, a compilation featuring mixed-genre artists who are on the Autistic Spectrum. The title is a reference to the often problematic Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign, as the majority of autistic people having problems with Autism Speaks (pretty much saying Autism Speaks is low key an autistic hate group that masquerades as a harmless Autism-focused organization.) The artists have chosen to focus on the color red, with the slogan “Light It Up Red”. We can’t wait to hear the submissions for this and if it’s anything like the diverse sounds championed on I Heart Noise in the past, (the label slated to co-release the project) it’s sure to be a diverse and eclectic sonic offering. In a time where artists are already exploited within shifting narratives of global chaos of racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism and other forms of systemic oppression, artists and activists must often function as double sided advocates for both their own work and their friends and peers work who might not have the same set of resources to fight these menacing, and this to be titled compilation is a fantastic step in fighting against this very system. Representation matters. Below is the call for works from the organizer. Please spread this far and wide and contact the organizer with any direct questions, inquiries or submissions!
#ActuallyAutistic Musicians: We are putting together a compilation to Autism Awarness Month. What we need from you is to know if you are interested in being on the compilation. If so, DM or email me at email@example.com to let me know your interest. 🙂
— mynameisblueskye (@tokenblackaspie) March 14, 2019
From the organizer: “we are doing a compilation wrapping around artists who are on the Autism Spectrum. For Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month, me and IHeartNoise decided to put together a compilation to showcase some talent within the spectrum. Are you interested in being a part of it or do you know anyone on the spectrum who might be? If so, is there a song you would like to offer to the compilation? Although, we accept covers, we prefer your material be original. 🙂
If so, please email a song that you wish to contribute to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need more information, don’t be hesitate to ask. Also, if you know other artists with Autism that might be interested, please do not hesitate to spread the word,
Addendum: we cannot promise every song will make it, but you will be shouted out when the whole operation is done. Thank you so much not only for reading, but for being interested.
You can listen to mynameisblueskye ‘s personal music below!
Stay tuned as this article will be updated with a link to the compilation once released.