Making Waves: call out for 13-18 year olds

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Making Waves: call out for 13-18 year olds

We’re looking for young female music-makers (aged 13-18) to take part in an exciting music tech project at Sage Gateshead this August.

Explore the possibilities of sound, experiment with cutting-edge music technology and perform in a live showcase as part of the Great Exhibition of the North. This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to make music in new and innovative ways.

Led by an all-female team of amazing digital and sound artists from across the North of England (Afrodeutsche, Caro C, Mandy Wigby, Vicky Clarke) you will:

  • Spend four days (Mon 20 – Thu 23 Aug) experimenting and creating new music using found sounds to create a unique ‘sound experience’
  • Collaborate with other young musicians from the North East
  • Showcase your work to a live audience at Sage Gateshead on Friday 24 August – as part of The Hexagon Experiment*

To take part you should be:

  • Female, or identity as female
  • Aged 13-18
  • From or based in the North East – Newcastle, Gateshead and the surrounding areas
  • Available between Mon 20 – Fri 24 Aug
Click here to register your place
Sign up by Friday 17 August, midday

*The Hexagon Experiment is a six-part series of ‘Friday night experiments’ featuring live music, conversations and original commissions from pioneering women at the forefront of music, art and science. Part of the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

Find out more and book your free tickets here

This project is part of Both Sides Now – our initiative to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England.


About the artists

Afrodeutsche is a British born Ghanaian/Russian/German composer, producer and DJ based in Manchester. Her productions cross a wide range of styles including classical solo piano, techno, house and electro. She holds a monthly radio show on the reputable NTS, featuring her own productions, ranging from dark electro to breaks and jacking house.

Caro C is an electronic music artist, sound engineer and facilitator based in Manchester. Once described as a “one woman electronic avalanche”, Caro has been enjoying making musical mischief for over 20 years now after starting out in Newcastle. She has performed at key venues including Bridgewater Hall, Museum of Science and Industry, Band on the Wall, Royal Institute of Science, as well as festivals such as Bluedot and Festival Number 6. Caro is also the instigator and project manager of electronic music heritage charity Delia Derbyshire Day.

Mandy Wigby is a musician, composer, music producer and educator. She has released albums and singles, and toured internationally with signed bands The Sisters Of Transistors and Lionrock. She has also created music and sound design for various multi-media projects and is currently part of the collective ‘The Architects Of Rosslyn”. More recent projects have seen her develop a “Sensory Soundpit” with Di Mainstone, Howard Jacobs and a team of coders for the European City of Science 2016 and Bradford Science and Media Museum’s SuperSenses 2017.

Vicky Clarke is a sound artist and electronic musician based in Manchester. Working with sound sculpture, field recordings and DIY electronics she creates performances, installations and self-built instruments. Her current research project MATERIALITY explores sound sculpture to interface the physical and digital in music making funded by Arts Council England. She has exhibited and performed internationally most recently at Rome Media Art Festival, CTM Festival Berlin and has been artist in residence at the National Science and Media Museum. She is co-founder of Noise Orchestra a project developing synthesizers that translate light into sound.