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Brighter Sound has announced an exciting new artistic residency in collaboration with Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, directed by acclaimed composer Anna Meredith. Described by Pitchfork as “one of the most innovative minds in modern British music,” Anna will be leading the next Artistic Directors Series alongside guitarist and composer, Jack Ross, and visual artist, Eleanor Meredith.

Aimed at badass young female artists, aged 18 – 25, the four-day residency will take place from 18 – 21 July for emerging female musicians and multi-disciplinary artists to collaborate and create new work inspired by the Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Produced as part of the programme for the Science in the City Festival, and in wider celebration of Manchester as the European City of Science 2016, the work will be premiered at the museum’s Science in The City Late on Wednesday 27 July.

Speaking of the programme, Meredith says: “I’m so excited to be leading Brighter Sound’s summer residency in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry – this fascinating museum is going to be a brilliant starting point for new musical and visual work and I can’t wait to see what we all come up with!”

Previous residencies have been run by Beth Orton & DJ Yoda (both produced in collaboration with Band on the Wall), Tanya Tagaq and Graphene Suite, so this promises to be another brilliant opportunity for young female artists and musicians.

Interested in applying? Here’s the important bit:

Application information: All female musicians (composers, performers, producers etc.) and multidisciplinary artists aged 16 – 25 are invited to apply. Applicants must be available to attend all sessions in person at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.
Dates: Monday 18 – Thursday 21 July 2016, 10am – 4pm
Performance: Weds 27 Jul 2016 (Day rehearsal and evening performance, times TBC)
Expenses: £100 for the five days (four day residency plus performance day).
Application Deadline: Friday 1 Jul 2016, 5pm


Caroline Moors


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