It’s not that often that I gig on my home turf these days. Not that often I gig at all compared to my early years. It actually takes a lot of energy to prepare for and recover from the lottery of a live performance – so many factors have to come together to make for a magic experience for all.

So, it’s a treat to offer two sides of my electronic music output in Manchester coming up in December. Do come along if you can!

Solstice Social with RISE! – FRI DEC 7 2018

Lovely grand piano for this occasion and the Open Voice choir will sing my “Crazy Wonderful” song.

7.30pm start at St Margaret’s Church, Rufford Road, Whalley Range, M16 8AE.

Event raising cash for and awareness of These Walls Must Fall – a campaign to end the unacceptable conditions of immigration detention centres in the UK.

Click here to find out more about These Walls Must Fall – and join the campaign

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Test Card 3rd birthday – TUES 11 DEC 2018

Test Card is a network and platform in Manchester dedicated to experiments with and between the audio and visual. For their third birthday bash, I will play my new live electronica set – using only an Ableton Push Controller and 2 microphones – with my frequent digital visual collaborator Andrea Pazos on VJ-ing skills.

Click here for FACEBOOK event page

Otherwise, info is as follows:

When: TUES 11 Dec, 7.30-10.30pm
Where: Hillary Step, 199 Upper Chorlton Rd, Manchester M16 0BH
Who: Wet Locker, Caro C x Andrea Pazos, Jade Parker x Izzy Bolt, Cutwerk x Hippiezilla, Ottomatt
How much: FREE!

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Beavering away as always at Caro C towers, I’m gearing up for a mini tour week coming up:

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First stop is my old home BERLIN on FRI 9 NOV – I’m excited to be playing at the female:pressure 20th birthday party with my new raw electronica live set using only an Ableton Push controller and 2 microphones. One for the haunches as well as the head and heart and a stomping line up of talented electronic music makers/DJs/VJs.

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Then I’ll be in BELFAST on WED 14 NOV at the lovely Oh Yeah Music Centre, delivering a talk and workshops about Delia Derbyshire as part of my work for Delia Derbyshire Day.

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Next stop will be ABERDEEN for the Rise up Quines! festival. On THURS 15 NOV I will deliver an introduction to electronic music production workshop for female folk and on FRI 16 NOV I will do my first “masterclass” after a live performance of my piano based tracks. The idea is to allow you to get under the hood of how I blend (or juxtapose) electronic and acoustic (voice, piano, found sounds) elements live.

Looking forward to my adventures and sonic sharings!

Maybe see you at one of these places?

More info on my current projects/live page.

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Interview video – how I got into electronic music and my work with Delia Derbyshire Day

September 20, 2018 Delia Derbyshire Day

Thanks to Anti-Type Films for this interview about how I got into the wonderful sphere of (electronic) music, why I do it, teaching electronic music and my work with electronic music charity, Delia Derbyshire Day.

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Music/sound design for dance – working with Company of Others

August 28, 2018 Uncategorized

After an amazing week working with teenage lasses in the North East (see previous post: Making Waves Hexagon Experiment electronic music summer school as part of Great Exhibition North), I now return to Newcastle for another marvellous opportunity as composer/sound designer for a new dance theatre production by Company of Others.

We are developing the show [...]

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Making Waves – a summer school project at Sage Gateshead as part of Great Exhibition of the North

July 27, 2018 Education work

I’m excited to be returning to my musical nest, Newcastle-upon-Tyne this summer to work with fellow Manchester based artists and audio nerds Afrodeutsche, Mandy Wigby and Vicky Clarke.
We’ll be working with a group of young lasses making electronic music and soundscapes using our varied tools and techniques. We will then perform a “something” on [...]

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Lawr I’r Mor/Down to the Sea – electronic music for dance in Cearnarfon

June 15, 2018 audio/visual

Welcome to the online listening version of “Lawr I’r Mor/DownToTheSea” – A dance and music performance commissioned as part of Castell 03 Arts Festival in Caernarfon, North Wales in June 2018.

This is not the performance version (the performance version has a minute of silence at one point in the journey).
This electronic music and sound design [...]

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Lawr I’r Mor/Down to the Sea – new music for dance at Caernarfon Castle

June 4, 2018 collaborations

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I am very excited and grateful for another wonderful creative opportunity – a sound/music commission collaborating with dancer Rosalind Holgate-Smith to take place at Caernarfon Castle in North Wales.
‘Lawr i’r Mor/Down to the Sea’ is an intimate and dreamlike promenade performance that transports audiences from [...]

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Next live performance – Bridgewater Hall A little Bite Music

April 23, 2018 live shows

I’m rather excited that my next live performance will be at the mighty Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, UK. It’s always a joy when they let me into such places with my wayward brand of electronic music.
As part of their “A Little Bite Music” lunchtime concert series, I will play on Friday 18 May, 12.45pm-1.30pm.
I will [...]

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New electronic music for contemporary dance – Dreamers

April 4, 2018 collaborations

It’s nice to still have firsts. And this is the first time I have worked with dancers and choreographers. Making music for contemporary dance students at Manchester College as they respond to the “Dreamers” sculpture by Elisa Artesero with choreographer Belinda Grantham and theatre director Graham Hicks. In an almost 20 minute piece, the dancers [...]

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Ableton Push electronic music Initiative in secondary schools is go

February 22, 2018 Education work

I’m excited to be getting started with a pilot initiative I have developed with One Education Music.
We are doing a live music performance project using Ableton Live software and their Push controller in a few secondary schools in Manchester. The project gives inspirational and aspirational opportunities to young people, focusing on live performance and [...]

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