Brighter Sound Project Manager Tim Chatterton gives an insight into the Swan Street Collective – an ensemble of young music-makers with additional needs.

An insight into the Swan Street Collective
Thu 5 Jul

Brighter Sound Project Manager Tim Chatterton gives an insight into the Swan Street Collective – an ensemble of young music-makers with additional needs.

DJ & turntablist Nicole Raymond (NikNak) lets us in on her artistic journey whilst taking part in our Both Sides Now residency with Shiva Feshareki in March.

Nik Nak's artistic journey through Both Sides Now
Mon 9 Apr

DJ & turntablist Nicole Raymond (NikNak) lets us in on her artistic journey whilst taking part in our Both Sides Now residency with Shiva Feshareki in March.

Carmel Smickersgill, one of our two young composers, gives us an insight into what they’ve been getting up to with music makers Jason Singh and Kevin Ingham.

Young composers ‘disrupting’ the ways they work
Wed 28 Feb

Carmel Smickersgill, one of our two young composers, gives us an insight into what they’ve been getting up to with music makers Jason Singh and Kevin Ingham.

Kate Lowes, our Head of Programmes, blogs about the next phase of our Both Sides Now programme – and we want to hear from you.

Introducing our Open Space events
Fri 9 Feb

Kate Lowes, our Head of Programmes, blogs about the next phase of our Both Sides Now programme – and we want to hear from you.

Delia Stevens, percussionist and member of world-folk-fusion quintet Kabantu, blogs about the benefits of music making for children and families.

The benefits of music making for children and families
Thu 21 Dec

Delia Stevens, percussionist and member of world-folk-fusion quintet Kabantu, blogs about the benefits of music making for children and families.

Johnny James, one of our young composers, blogs about his experience at AlgoMech Festival…

Johnny James at AlgoMech Festival
Thu 7 Dec

Johnny James, one of our young composers, blogs about his experience at AlgoMech Festival…

Introducing our Disruption young composers: Carmel Smickersgill and Johnny James. Find out more about them and their ideas for this exciting commission…

Meet our Disruption young composers
Wed 22 Nov

Introducing our Disruption young composers: Carmel Smickersgill and Johnny James. Find out more about them and their ideas for this exciting commission…

Project Manager Joe Harrison discusses Exchanging Notes, our national project funded by Youth Music to explore how different teaching styles can work for pupils in a music environment.

Exchanging Notes
Fri 10 Nov

Project Manager Joe Harrison discusses Exchanging Notes, our national project funded by Youth Music to explore how different teaching styles can work for pupils in a music environment.

Michael-Jon Mizra, musician and composer from Manchester, was one of two young composers commissioned by Brighter Sound last year. Here he blogs about his experience writing to the brief ‘Change Or Be Changed’.

The kick-start I needed to consider myself a 'composer'
Thu 5 Oct

Michael-Jon Mizra, musician and composer from Manchester, was one of two young composers commissioned by Brighter Sound last year. Here he blogs about his experience writing to the brief ‘Change Or Be Changed’.

Noise Orchestra, sound art duo David Birchall and Vicky Clarke, blog about their research and development project on Noise Machines.

Noise Machines: Translate Light into Sound R&D project
Tue 1 Aug

Noise Orchestra, sound art duo David Birchall and Vicky Clarke, blog about their research and development project on Noise Machines.