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Alone_Together – an electronic music project for young music makers.

We’re looking for music makers aged 13-18 to take part in Alone_Together – a 10 week series of workshops exploring exciting new ways of creating music using electronics, digital technologies and instrument/vocal samples. Experiment and collaborate with other young creatives to make an original soundscape around the theme of Alone_Together:

What happens when musicians with different experiences and ideas work together as a collective? How can we use separate samples of music to create a whole track? What is the sound of Alone_Together?

The final piece will be recorded to form part of an exhibition at the Horsfall building in Manchester. You’ll also get a chance to perform the piece twice – at a Brighter Sound live night at the end of the summer term and at a special event in September.

This is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians, producers, singers, instrumentalists – or anyone who is curious about collaborating, experimenting and exploring digital technologies to create new music. Sessions will be led by professional sound artist Vicky Clarke and composer and sound designer MJ Mizra.

What’s involved

You will collaborate with other musicians to create a ‘soundscape’ that responds to the theme of Alone_Together. Across weekly sessions you will:

  • Use Ableton to write and record new music
  • Use coding to compose
  • Create sound packs using portable recorders
  • Create and compose with your own samples and found sounds
  • Record live instruments and vocals using Ableton
  • Experiment with electronic sound effects
  • Develop performance skills

Dates and times

All sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm at Band on the Wall in Manchester City Centre (25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ) on the following dates:

23rd, 30th April

7th, 14th, 21st May

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June

The first performance will take place on Wednesday 26th June at Band on the Wall. The second performance will take place in September – date to be confirmed.

How to take part

You should be:

  • 13-18 years old
  • Interested in developing your music skills
  • Based in Greater Manchester
  • Available for all Tuesday evening sessions and the performance date as listed

To apply, please complete a short online application no later than Wednesday 10th April.

Apply here

There are 10 places available which will be allocated based on this application. Applicants will be notified no later than Friday 12th April.

You can download a sample application form for reference before submitting an online application.

We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the form in a different format or have difficulty completing the form online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

If you need help answering any of the questions, please contact Lucy Wallace who will be happy to help: lucy@brightersound.com / 0161 830 3899