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Brighter Sound

Brighter Sound Creative music charity developing the music creators, leaders & industry professionals of the future. Rooted in the North of England with national and international reach, we’ve delivered a programme of exciting, relevant, creative projects and events to support young and emerging musicians for almost 20 years.

We’ve connected our participants with inspirational artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Beth Orton, Nadine Shah, Everything Everything, Anna Meredith, Imogen Heap, Bugzy Malone and Snarky Puppy. We also deliver a broad programme of grass-roots music making opportunities for children and young people, supporting inclusive music making as the regional strategic partner for Youth Music. We are passionate

We’ve connected our participants with inspirational artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Beth Orton, Nadine Shah, Everything Everything, Anna Meredith, Imogen Heap, Bugzy Malone and Snarky Puppy. We also deliver a broad programme of grass-roots music making opportunities for children and young people, supporting inclusive music making as the regional strategic partner for Youth Music. We are passionate

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Secret Technology returns with two of the North West’s most ferocious cross-genre artists Iceboy Violet and Rainy Miller...
04/10/2022

Secret Technology returns with two of the North West’s most ferocious cross-genre artists Iceboy Violet and Rainy Miller!

Discussing their performance styles and approaches and the technology of expression over at Eastern Bloc Tuesday 25 October

Discover and share new ideas that can be applied across all forms of electronic music, from pop to jungle to experimental > https://secret-technology-iceboy-violet-rainy-miller.eventbrite.co.uk

Self, Sense, Space with Nwando Ebizie - everything you need to know in one post 👇> It's an exploration of multi-sensory ...
29/09/2022

Self, Sense, Space with Nwando Ebizie - everything you need to know in one post 👇

> It's an exploration of multi-sensory creative practice this November and December

> It's for D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists who identify as women of people of marginalised genders

> We're after artists 18+ working in one or more sensory creative disciplines, such as Music / Sound, Visual / Lighting, Scent / Olfactory or Touch / Textile

> Together you'll develop a multi-sensory installation at People's History Museum

> You could submit our written form, or answers our questions in audio/video formats and include links

> We have large print, colour accessible and easy read versions of the application available in a Dropbox

> You could even book a Calendly slot to meet one of the Brighter Sound team and chat about the project before applying. We're sound we promise! 😁

> The Deadline is 11pm on Wednesday 2nd November

> All information at https://selfsensespace.com/

Just one week left to fill in our Sound Check for under 18's ⏳Are you interested in DJing? Performing on stage? Your art...
23/09/2022

Just one week left to fill in our Sound Check for under 18's ⏳

Are you interested in DJing? Performing on stage? Your artist image? Music for film, game and TV? How about getting funding? Writing lyrics? Collaborating with other art forms?

Tell us what you want us to do more of by 19 September and you'll be entered into a music-related raffle 👀 https://forms.gle/7mnFKM2kk5MwFHSCA

22/09/2022

Somewhere between Thelonious Monk, EL-P & Lightning Bolt you'll find Eiliyas, traversing Noise Music through Jazz and Hip Hop

Get into this unconventional and ultramodern brain and DIY approach next Tuesday 27 September at The DBA, a space to discover and share new ideas that can be applied across all forms of electronic music, from pop to jungle to experimental >>> https://www.brightersound.com/event/secret-technology-improvisation-eiliyas/

21/09/2022

Meet Eiliyas - Macon-born, Atlanta-bred, Berlin-based, and joining us at Secret Technology next Tuesday 27 September to chat about his improvisational musical practice >

Fancy it? It's free! Discover and share new ideas, and maybe meet some new tech heads like yourself along the way. Coming to The DBA next week > https://www.brightersound.com/event/secret-technology-improvisation-eiliyas/

Gender equality in music has a long way to go, but it's gatherings like this one today at Reeperbahn Festival where the ...
21/09/2022

Gender equality in music has a long way to go, but it's gatherings like this one today at Reeperbahn Festival where the message matters most

We'll be calling for #AllThingsEqual today. Will you? Have a read or listen of our manifesto >>> https://www.allthingsequal.co/

Deadline extended for Sound Check - your chance to tell us what you'd like us to be doing more of in our programme for y...
20/09/2022

Deadline extended for Sound Check - your chance to tell us what you'd like us to be doing more of in our programme for young creatives 🗣

What music do you listen to? What social media do you use the most? What kinds of workshops do you want us to make happen? These are the three touch points we'll ask you in our quick survey

If you're under 18, let us know by Friday 30 September. We're here to listen and respond to what YOU want > https://forms.gle/7mnFKM2kk5MwFHSCA

14/09/2022

Electroacoustic composer, sound artist, and saxophonist Ella Kay plays live at Metal Liverpool at the end of this month! Focusing on fixed media acousmatic works, her work explore the intricacies of sound and humanity through a variety of auditory experiences.

Check out this wee clip of Hybridised Naturally, created using machine learning for Vicky Clarke's Dreaming with Machines residency. Wanna hear more?

> Hear the full clip > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HuP5z3xVaU&t=343s

> Book tickets to her live show this Monday 26 September > https://www.eventbrite.com/e/66352537225

To recap, in case you missed it....> Take The Reins, our pilot programme with THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT and Resident Advisor...
14/09/2022

To recap, in case you missed it....

> Take The Reins, our pilot programme with THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT and Resident Advisor, to help underrepresented people from Greater Manchester who are interested in a career behind the scenes in the music industry - accepting applications until 26 September

> Secret Technology, our free community sharing platform, exploring music at the intersection of the personal and the technological, debuts at The DBA on 27 September with a session on improvisation with Eiliyas

> Self, Sense, Space, an exploration of multi-sensory creative practice for D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists led by Nwando Ebizie at People's History Museum this November and December - accepting applications until 2 November

Got it? Fancy it?? Find out more at www.brightersound.com 💪

Bite-sized manifestos for all the upcoming events we're speaking at 🗣 Coming up:> This week: the #CultureonLIVE conferen...
13/09/2022

Bite-sized manifestos for all the upcoming events we're speaking at 🗣 Coming up:

> This week: the #CultureonLIVE conference
> This month: Reeperbahn Festival
> Next month: Ireland Music Week

Head to www.allthingsequal.co to find out more + be part of the change! #AllThingsEqual

6 months on from #AllThingsEqual - how the time flies! We've some exciting announcements coming in the near future, but ...
08/09/2022

6 months on from #AllThingsEqual - how the time flies! We've some exciting announcements coming in the near future, but until then you can still be part of the change by

> reading our manifesto for gender equality in music 📚
> signing our open letter to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport ✍️

Plus there's an entirely audio version available recited by the fantastic P.A.BITEZ 🗣https://www.allthingsequal.co/

Be part of a multi-sensory and disability-led artistic residency this November and December led by Nwando Ebizie!"Self, ...
07/09/2022

Be part of a multi-sensory and disability-led artistic residency this November and December led by Nwando Ebizie!

"Self, Sense, Space" encourages connection, collaboration and self-exploration between D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists and musicians and women and people of marginalised genders from across the UK, with a focus on those from the North of England.

Develop a multi-sensory installation at People's History Museum celebrating their headline exhibition, "Nothing About Us Without Us - Disabled People’s Activism: Past, Present and Future". Find out more and get in touch by Wednesday 2 November > https://selfsensespace.com/ #AllThingsEqual

Have you wondered what a Sound Engineer does at The Warehouse Project, or how a Lighting Operator sets the scene every n...
05/09/2022

Have you wondered what a Sound Engineer does at The Warehouse Project, or how a Lighting Operator sets the scene every night?

Take The Reins - our latest pilot programme in partnership with THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT and Resident Advisor - will provide paid, first-hand experience to those who are interested in pursuing a behind-the-scenes career in the music industry, but who don't have a clear entry point 💪

Open to everyone in the Greater Manchester area and no prior experience is necessary, but priority will be given to those from under-represented groups. Get in touch by Monday 26 September at 11pm >>> https://www.doorsopen.co/job/4539/take-the-reins/

What would you like us to be doing more of in our programme for young creatives?Maybe you fancy learning to DJ, or you w...
02/09/2022

What would you like us to be doing more of in our programme for young creatives?

Maybe you fancy learning to DJ, or you want to know how to write a funding application, or maybe you're into event management. Or maybe you want something completely different!

If you're under 18, let us know by Monday 19 September. We're here to listen and respond to what YOU want. Oh, and there's a £25 music-related voucher of your choice up for grabs too just to sweeten the deal 😉 https://forms.gle/7mnFKM2kk5MwFHSCA

Join us for Secret Technology - a free community sharing platform, exploring music at the intersection of the personal a...
01/09/2022

Join us for Secret Technology - a free community sharing platform, exploring music at the intersection of the personal and the technological 🎧

First up we're joined by Eiliyas who'll be presenting his improvisational musical practice, “seeking an alternative interface for music creation” and discussing what he has learned about himself through the act of performing with “sonic feedback loops”

27 September / 7pm / The DBA >>> https://secret-technology-improvisation-eiliyas.eventbrite.co.uk

> Announcing Live @ Metal Liverpool with Eiliyas and Ella Kay <Join these two exciting sound artists in the intimate, in...
30/08/2022

> Announcing Live @ Metal Liverpool with Eiliyas and Ella Kay <

Join these two exciting sound artists in the intimate, industrial setting of Metal at Edge Hill Station in Liverpool for an evening of experimental sound

Monday 26 September / 7pm / general and low-wage tickets at https://www.brightersound.com/event/live-at-metal-eiliyas-ella-kay/

Metal Culture UK

Who's ready for Drexciya Day this Saturday? Join us in celebrating the legacy of the Detroit electro-techno duo as All T...
29/08/2022

Who's ready for Drexciya Day this Saturday? Join us in celebrating the legacy of the Detroit electro-techno duo as All Trades and Prieste5s premiere new music at Eastern Bloc, plus a whole lineup of Manchester’s finest Electro heads ⚡️

Free to attend, pop in anywhere between 6pm-2am >>> https://www.brightersound.com/event/drexciya-day-eastern-bloc/

Take a dive into all things Drexciya with our From The Depths team this Thursday evening!From 8pm All Trades, Prieste5s ...
17/08/2022

Take a dive into all things Drexciya with our From The Depths team this Thursday evening!

From 8pm All Trades, Prieste5s and AbuQadim Haqq take the reins on this month's Altered Voyage takeover over at Melodic Distraction. So set your alarms and tune into the waves 🌊

Artwork by AbuQuadim Haqq 🎨

There's officially 24 hours left to let us know your business idea for Business Accelerator ⏳We're dead excited to find ...
11/08/2022

There's officially 24 hours left to let us know your business idea for Business Accelerator ⏳

We're dead excited to find out what you're planning. You may already be self-employed or have registered your business. Or you might be totally new to the game and want to take your next steps. Either way, we're here to give you that extra boost!

Check out our website, find out more, and get in touch before 6pm tomorrow >>> https://www.brightersound.com/both-sides-now-business-accelerator/

All Trades and Prieste5s premiere new music at Eastern Bloc this Drexciya Day 2022! Join us in celebrating the legacy of...
10/08/2022

All Trades and Prieste5s premiere new music at Eastern Bloc this Drexciya Day 2022! Join us in celebrating the legacy of the Detroit electro-techno duo 🌊

They join a lineup of Manchester’s finest Electro heads and friends of Eastern Bloc: Dez Williams / Esmé / Ross Alexander / Randle P McMurphy

So get the date in your diary and join us Saturday 3 September >>> https://www.facebook.com/events/370002648630267

We want to know what young people think!> about music> about social media> about usIf you're 18 or under + have an inter...
08/08/2022

We want to know what young people think!

> about music
> about social media
> about us

If you're 18 or under + have an interest in music, fill in our short survey + you could win a music-related gift voucher of your choice 🎧 Deadline 19 September >>> https://forms.gle/7mnFKM2kk5MwFHSCA

Got a music business idea? Fancy some support to get it off the ground? Well we've created a space for you to explore yo...
05/08/2022

Got a music business idea? Fancy some support to get it off the ground? Well we've created a space for you to explore your ideas, with the support of other creative women in the industry 😁

We've supported independent record labels, artist development ideas and wellbeing schemes to name a few. Now it's your turn!

Open to women in the North, make yourselves and your ideas known to us by 12 August (just a week away!) >>> https://www.brightersound.com/both-sides-now-business-accelerator/

Wanna hear more from All Trades, Prieste5s and AbuQadim about the From The Depths commission they've been working on? Tu...
04/08/2022

Wanna hear more from All Trades, Prieste5s and AbuQadim about the From The Depths commission they've been working on?

Tune in to Melodic Distraction on Thursday 18 August at 8pm for a two hour takeover on All Trades’ show Altered Voyage for good tunes, good chat and an insight into our latest commission reflecting on the legacy of Detroit electro-techno 90’s duo Drexciya 🌊

This way for more >>> https://www.brightersound.com/from-the-depths-meet-the-artists/

Are you a young person aged 18 or under? Or do you know any that are interested in music making? We want to know what mu...
03/08/2022

Are you a young person aged 18 or under? Or do you know any that are interested in music making? We want to know what music you listen to, where you listen to it, and what you want to see us do more of. Your thoughts will help us to plan what we do next for young people 💪

So we've created a quick survey for you to fill in by 19 September. And to say thanks for taking part, we have 3 £25 music-related vouchers up for grabs! If you have a spare 5-10 minutes, here’s the form >>> https://forms.gle/7mnFKM2kk5MwFHSCA

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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