Charlotte Bickley is a composer, sound artist and DJ based in Leeds. She is a founder and resident of two Leeds-based collectives, Brudenell Groove and Equaliser, the latter of which focuses on providing free-to-access DJ workshops for non-cis men, helping to highlight new talent in marginalised gender groups and offering access to an intimate, safer space to practice and learn.
As a composer/sound designer she has collaborated with visual artists on interactive sets and installations, such as 2017’s Arctic Bazaar project, in partnership with East Street Arts and &/Or Emporium, and light installations across UK festivals with local light artist Marcus Christensen.
Since completing a traineeship in theatre sound design at Leeds Playhouse in early 2019, she’s gone on to create the score and perform live in Joana Nastari’s award-winning play Fuck You Pay Me, which Dazed magazine called “a direct, nuanced, genius attack on the crippling stigma that surrounds sex work”. Under her alias CARLOS, she has released a cassette on DIY Manchester label Cong Burn, alongside playing live electronic sets.