I wrote some words about my experience in Manchester, and it was published on the wonderful Blog, The World Is Listening.
Brighter Sounds are a cultural producer of creative music projects and events in Manchester who recently hosted a week-long residency for emerging female musicians. They put a call out to invite women to apply for positions in what was their fourth ‘Wall of Sounds Artistic Director Series’, this time lead by Beth Orton, after recognizing one in four applicants to their previous music residencies were women.
A good friend of mine saw the workshop advertised and thought I might be interested, once I read the press release I immediately felt compelled to apply. I feel strongly about women’s representation within music, and wondered if, being primarily a producer that works largely in soundscape ambient music, I would be appealing to the judges of the applications, to help achieve a mix of influences and musical backgrounds.
I found out I’d won a place about two weeks before the event, and wasn’t really sure what to expect to be honest! In that sense, nothing (and I suppose everything) could go wrong.
READ THE FULL WRITE UP HERE.