A selection of photos from Libersea’s first live performance of their debut EP ‘Can You Hear Me?’
Libersea is a new international collaboration between Caitlin Laing-McEvoy (Manchester, UK) and Ditte Elly Goard (Aarhus, Denmark). With folk and classical underpinning electronic sounds, their debut EP ‘Can You Hear Me?’ is a vast and unpredictable sound world that explores the two-sided consequences of our technology-saturated lives. Available on their Bandcamp now!
Caitlin Laing-McEvoy is a multi-instrumentalist and writer who has worked in an array of settings, including alternative duo Oystercatcher and afro-funk 11 piece Agbeko. She is about to release her first tracks as a solo artist.
“The time spent working with Ditte has been transformational. Making with such a kind, badass female creative has allowed me to open up new avenues I hadn’t previously felt able to explore. Learning to navigate working online was challenging but fun, and the combination of our different musical backgrounds led to such exciting new sounds that I cannot wait to share. I am so grateful to have been able to work with the incredible team at Brighter Sound.”
Ditte Elly Goard is a musician and visual artist who works collaboratively through her project Musikeum, as well as producing electronic music as Knight Knight.
“This collaboration has been a hugely important project for me, both in terms of personal self-confidence and creative development as a musician. Working with Caitlin has been an absolute joy and shown me the fantastic possibilities of online collaboration. I’m so very proud of what we have been able to achieve, and I think the combination of our skill sets and backgrounds has resulted in something genuinely exciting and different. I can’t say how grateful I am to Brighter Sound for giving us this opportunity.”
On 30th September they headlined SOUP (formerly Soup Kitchen) for their first live performance since they began collaborating online in December 2020. With support from Paige Kennedy and a DJ set from Ellen Beth Abdi.
A co-commission with Library Live, Manchester as part of our gender equality programme Both Sides Now. This project is made possible by the National Lottery via Arts Council England. With thanks to our funders Help Musicians UK, PRS Foundation, Manchester City Council and GMCA.