We’re looking for emerging music creators and digital artists from across the North East to take part in an exciting residency with acclaimed composer and producer Anna Meredith.
This is a unique opportunity to work intensively with an established artist, challenge yourself creatively, and collaborate and create new work inspired by Anna’s unique and visually driven creative process.
Delivered in partnership with Generator, the residency will take place in Newcastle from 3 – 7 Sept at artist studios Ampersand Interventions and will culminate in a live showcase at Cobalt Studios as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.
To apply you should be:
- From or based in the North East of England
- An emerging female* music creator OR
- An emerging female* digital artist
*We use an inclusive definition of ‘women’ and ‘female’, welcoming participants who may identify as non-binary, cis-gendered, or trans.
Inspired by the idea of Micro/Macro, you’ll work directly with Anna to explore how innovative musical and visual ideas can be developed by expansion of the smallest detail or deconstruction of the broadest concept. Both vocalists and instrumental musicians are invited to apply alongside digital artists who work in the medium of film, animation or other visual art media.
The showcase event forms part of the final instalment of The Hexagon Experiment – an exciting six-part series bringing together pioneering women at the forefront of music, art and science.
Deadline: Sunday 19 August
Applications have now closed – if you applied before the deadline please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check we’ve received your application.
This residency forms part of our Both Sides Now initiative – a three-year programme to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England. The residency is being delivered in partnership with Generator’s Tipping Point: WeCreate project which develops opportunities for female emerging artists in the North East.
About Anna Meredith
Described by Pitchfork as “one of the most innovative voices in British Music” Anna Meredith is a genre-crossing composer and producer whose work straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock.
Her much-anticipated debut album, Varmints (released on Moshi Moshi Records in March 2016) received overwhelmingly positive critical response, garnering 4 and 5 star reviews across the board from the likes of The Wire, Sunday Times, Uncut, Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, DIY and the coveted Best New Music [8.4] on Pitchfork. As well as being Loud & Quiet’s Album of the Year, Varmints also won the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award.
Fresh from working on a recent commission as part of the BBC Proms in July 2018 – her CV includes being Composer in Residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a piece written for MRI scanner, soundtracking PRADA’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, symphonies created for nursery children, music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore. Her body-percussion piece HandsFree received rave reviews from it’s performances at Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Utah Youth Symphony, the new Elbphilharmnie in Hamburg and even flash-mobbing the M6 motorway service station. She is also a regular presenter and guest on radio (Radio 3 and BBC 6Music) and television and her music is frequently broadcast on BBC 1, 2, 3, 4, & 6Music as well as in films, installations and TV.