O how I love to see/hear artists blossom, developing creatively and technically in only 5 days!

It was such a joy to work with Brighter Sound, Delia Derbyshire Day, Spirit Studios and a bunch of bold, dedicated artists who are only just beginning their craeative careers. I supported and guided them through the journey with co-facilitators Andrea Pazos (digital visual) and Bishi (music). All inspired by the late great Delia Derbyshire and the album she made “An Electric Storm” as White Noise (Island Records, 1969). Mammoth thanks to my old engineering school Spirit Studios for sponsoring and therefore hosting the week, it felt like a welcoming and supportive environment for us all.

Caro teaching Serenity Moon how to use Ableton software. Photo by Shirlaine Forrest

We will perform our bold new “electric storm” audio visual show at Leeds College of Music as part of their Sounds Like This Festival on MONDAY 9 MARCH (7pm, 6pm panel/Q&A). Come along and support adventurous new music and artists!
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I am so grateful that I have been awarded funding by Help Musicians UK to support the production of my new, fourth, album! This was under the Do it Differently programme for musicians/artists that either self-produce, self-release or self-promote. Of which I do all three as I gave up chasing labels a good few years back.

HMUK DiD Caro C awardee pic 4blog

So, “Electric Mountain” is go!

This funding support will mean I can enlist help and support including production/arrangement mentoring, record a lithophone (like a xylophone but made of slate – see the mountain reference? this is real rock music) and have my trusty vocal coach in the studio with me to midwife more confident vocal recordings.

It’s so ace that this support exists and I look forward to making the most of it as I embark on the journey of another creative electronic music alboom. I love the opportunity for story telling over the arc of the album structure (even if most people listen on random or shuffle these days) and it’s such a nourishing process of growth with its challenges and that.

Thank you Help Musicians UK for believing in me, more “Electric Mountain” news coming soon :-)

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Delia Derbyshire Day 2019 Manchester & London

November 13, 2019 Delia Derbyshire Day

Delia Derbyshire Day 2019 approaches! My electronic music heritage work culminates in 2 events in Manchester (23 NOV) and London (30 NOV). Come enjoy, learn about, make and support adventurous music past, present and future!
The Manchester event is happening at my old sound engineering school and I’ll be leading electronic music workshops for kids and [...]

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Electronic music in hospital with Drake Music/Lime Arts

October 10, 2019 collaborations

I regularly get to witness the magic that music can have on people’s lives. I cannot underestimate the power of self-expression. A exploratory project with Lime Arts (art in hospitals) through my work with Drake Music (working with disabled musicians), I worked with brilliant musician Holly Marland as she played live music in the Othopaedic [...]

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An interview with Spirit Studios about Delia Derbyshire and Delia Derbyshire Day 2019

September 20, 2019 Delia Derbyshire Day

Delia Derbyshire Day is one of the 3 main strands of my work. I instigated what is now a registered charity and make stuff happen with some amazing trustees. Delia Derbyshire’s archive is here in Manchester and I thought this has to be a gem of electronic music heritage, so let’s make a fuss of [...]

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An interview with the second women electronic music composer in the UK

August 21, 2019 Uncategorized

I am excited to share a wonderful chat I had with Janet Beat. Aged 81 and based in Scotland, Janet describes herself as “the second woman electronic music composer in the UK”. Only in the timeline of best known professional composers. Daphne Oram came first, then Delia Derbyshire became known after Janet had set up [...]

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Female Pressure electronic music podcast

July 30, 2019 audio/visual

Here’s a podcast I made for female:pressure – an international database and support network for women, womxn and non binary identifying peoples working in the multi-faceted fields stemming from electronic music club culture.

This is a journey through some of the tracks that I listened to most in my formative years as an electronic musician. Some [...]

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Trailer for “In The Footsteps” – a collaboration with Madelon Hooykaas

June 4, 2019 audio/visual

I am excited to share the trailer for the first performance of “In The Footsteps” which took place at Manchester Art Gallery in March 2019.
The performance wad filmed and trailer produced by Luna Film.

Trailer – In the Footsteps (of Delia Derbyshire and Li Yuan-chia), with Madelon Hooykaas and Caro C at Manchester Art Gallery from [...]

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Composer & Sound Designer for new Company of Others show

March 24, 2019 Uncategorized

And so I head up to my electronic music nurturing ground of Newcastle Upon Tyne to start work on creating original music and sound design for a new show by Company of Others, supported by Arts Council England. The show is about endings, with stories offered by women in the North of England.

We will [...]

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Next live performance – World of Janet, 23 March, Manchester

March 8, 2019 live shows

Next outing coming up is an invite to create a re-interpretation of a track by Janet Wolstenholme – Manchester’s own experimental electronic music legend as well as musician, composer, artist and film maker.

An evening of music, film and one human’s fertile world of creativity filling the gorgeous Cross Street Chapel in Manchester. Again I [...]

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