Wonder Women Radical Manchester programme & Full of Noise Festival Radio Commission

March 3, 2013

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A diverse and bold programme of events are taking place in Manchester this month of March under the umbrella of a larger 5 year project called Wonder Women | Radical Manchester.

It was 100 years ago when a group of seemingly respectable women shocked Manchester art gallery by smashing dozens of artworks [...]

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Delia Derbyshire Day done, lil Northern Tour, recent press & Caro C on CBBC

February 3, 2013

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Just catching up with myself after our first Delia Derbyshire Day and Delia Darlings little Northern Tour which took place in Jan 2013.

It was touching how much love and respect for the late great Delia Derbyshire and her experimental electronic music there is out there. The pixie/hippy in me hope she felt it. [...]

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How did Delia Derbyshire make her music? The Radiophonic Workshop equipment

December 14, 2012

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Well, Delia Derbyshire Day preparations are fully underway now with preview pieces now online such as Louder Than War blog and The F word blog.
And as part of this project I am – as are Ailís Ní Ríain and Naomi Kashiwagi – making a new piece inspired by hanging out with [...]

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New phase for me = Caro C

November 3, 2012

So, I realised this week that it no longer feels right for me to go by the artist name of caro snatch.

I have shed a few skins, had to take some time out health wise and am no longer in such drastic levels of physical pain.
I therefore no longer feel the same urgency and need [...]

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Delia Derbyshire Day is go + Dick & Dom

October 26, 2012

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So, Delia Derbyshire Day is go!
Tickets now on sale for our special afternoon and evening event at the lovely Manchester music venue Band on the Wall – early bird offer and concessions available on Band On The Wall Delia Derbyshire Day.
And, in other news I am helping out Dick and Dom [...]

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Improvisation performance in Manchester & Newcastle this October

September 13, 2012

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Well, time to venture out the cave and get back on stage. Eek and stoked.
So, after 2 years of no gigs as i replenish healthwise, I have said yes to these most interesting improvisation performance festivals. A celebration of women in music, performing and visual arts.
For someone who carefully considers and cogitates [...]

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Response to BBC article: Why are female record producers so rare?

August 30, 2012

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Thanks to Women in Electronic Music postings I happened across this article that appeared yesterday on BBC website:
Why are female record producers so rare?
And it is great that this question is still being asked, but yet again a very complex issue fails to be unravelled thoroughly. This does tend to frustrate [...]

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Mammoth Mountain remix on vinyl

August 7, 2012

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So, as the webs are fairly consistently weaved, what a wonderful array of offshoot occurrences can occur.
And on this special occasion, an old Toon (Newcastle, UK) friend Four Hands has remixed my track Mammoth Mountain with a lush swelling textural outcome.
And this has been released on limited edition vinyl by electronic [...]

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Delia Derbyshire Day project wins PRS Women Make Music funding

July 15, 2012

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We are feeling like right lucky bunnies here at caro snatch HQ. We have been awarded funding from the PRS Women Make Music latest allocation for a project we have been cooking up called Delia Derbyshire Day.
This will be an event in Manchester, a little Northern England tour, 3 new music based [...]

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Getting back on the horse – creative exercises for making creative music

June 30, 2012

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As someone who labours over lyrical lexicon and conceptualises my compositions, how refreshing to just do it!
All thanks due to good friend and regular collaborateur Shirokuma as he adapted his long held practice of the Piss Shivers. There are rules to this creative exercise to get one back to the sheer joy of [...]

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