A selection of audio and visual outbursts – spanning the spectrum of my noises and voices, commissions, solo wo-manifestations and collaborative projects
Another heartfelt wonky waltz called “Crazy Wonderful” on my latest album “Everything Gives to Something Else” arranged for a choir and performed by the wonderful Open Voice choir, Manchester. Please excuse the crass compression courtesy of You Tube.
This is a visual edit and studio recording version of “Audient, my dear”, a creative response to the fascinating archives of the late great Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001).
Visuals by Kara Blake with extracts from The Delian Mode.
This new piece was part of the Delia Darlings new-music based commissions which were performed for the first time at the first Delia Derbyshire Day at Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK in JAN 2013.
‘A plentitude of Gratitude’ is inspired by and drawn from my Thank you Theatre residency in Alt, Oldham in June 2015 commissioned by Oldham Theatre Workshop. I asked pupils (Years 3 & 4) of Alt Academy what is happiness? and what are you most grateful for? This piece also members of the Alt community, plant pot percussion and the voice of Jerry The Gardener and actor present in the community for the residency. The ping is a garden trowel.
After hearing me play my track “Mammoth Mountain” live at a friend’s birthdy party, sculptor Sarah Smith invited me to work with her and light/text artist Elisa Artesero on a new sculpture, sound and light exhibition experience which premiered at the lovely Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Yorkshire Dales Oct-Dec 2016.
TV appearance on CBBC Dick and Dom’s Absolute Genius episode about Delia Derbyshire. I helped Dick and Dom re-create Delia’s iconic rendering of Ron Grainer’s score for the first Dr Who show in 1963. Of course, we had pig sounds for the bassline and other ridiculous fun sounds and bric-a-brac objects thrown together in a day.
Electro-Brass was a Brass:Pitch commission for Durham Brass Festival 2014. A co-composed piece collaborating with Eve Harrison. I recorded non-musical sounds from a trumpet to make up a percussion palette. All the sounds you hear in the first section are sounds sourced from a trumpet. Electro Brass was performed by Eve Harrison (trumpet), Helen Beauchamp (French Horn) and Matt Krening (Euphonium).
Original music and sound design for theatre production A Wondrous Place: 4 new stories about 4 fantastic cities in the North of England, May 2013. Featuring talented musicians Andrew Hodson (drums), Janet Wolstenholme (bass guitar), Lis Murphy (violin), Gemma Weightman (voice) and Eve Harrison (trumpet).
This is my ridiculous remake of Delia Derbyshire’s amazing Dr Who theme for Dick and Dom’s CBBC Absolute Genius series first aired in Feb 2013. Using animal sounds (spot the pig for bassline), and bric-a-brac household objects such as a dog bowl and a CD storage rack. We used accessible modern technology music software on a laptop in contrast to the intricate and time-consuming methods and tools Delia would have employed.
SINCE NOV 2012 i go by the artist name of Caro C. CARO SNATCH back cat:
Mammoth Mountain was the opening track to my second album Til you’re no longer blinkered. Wonderful strings composed by Stephen Boyce-Buckley, played by Mancky Strings and mezzo soprano voice by Jenny Kosmowsky. More info on new album page.
My submission to a remix competition of a Laurie Anderson track. I thoroughly enjoyed getting my hands on one of my hero’s words and sounds. Downloadable at www.soundcloud.com/carosnatch
First draft of Untapped Frequencies Contact Theatre residency (Jan-Jun 09) that involved me running round the non-public realms of the building and making summit out of it.
A caro snatch full frontal classic. Released on debut album “es muss sein” (Phonector, 2006)
An example of my more abstract output, this track is mainly composed of found sounds from La Gomera. Released on Plan in it EP (Anorakism, 2008)
My one-off wonky waltz. Released on Xstatic records and La Mue Records.
Hyper mobile syndrome live @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, April 09
Purse ‘n’ all live @ Rare as a Green Dog for Chorlton Arts Festival, May 09
Moon on a Spoon, vocal collaboration with Die Puppe, artworks video by Jutta Gabriel
Another vocal bit of fun with music by Paul Green, hi-tech video by me (watch yourself Chris Cunningham & Michel Gondry here i come).