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Anna Meredith to lead residency for young female musicians in Manchester

By | Published on Wednesday 22 June 2016

Anna Meredith

If you’re a female musician aged between sixteen and 25, here’s a thing you should definitely try to get involved in. Anna Meredith is hosting a four day residency at Manchester’s Museum Of Science And Industry next month, in partnership with Brighter Sound. The event coincides with Manchester’s City Of Science Festival and its status as European City Of Science 2016.

Meredith, along with her sister, visual artist Eleanor Meredith, and guitarist Jack Ross, will collaborate with a group of young and emerging female musicians and multi­disciplinary artists to collaborate and create new work inspired by the ‘Wonder Materials: Graphene And Beyond’ exhibition at the Museum Of Science And Industry.

“I’m so excited to be leading Brighter Sound’s summer residency in partnership with the Museum Of Science And Industry”, says Meredith. “This fascinating museum is going to be a brilliant starting point for new musical and visual work and I can’t wait to see what we all come up with!”

She continues: “I’ll be bringing in my longterm collaborators, workshop­leader and guitarist Jack Ross and my sister, visual artist Eleanor Meredith, with whom I’ve worked on several successful cross­media projects over the years. We’re all passionate about supporting young female creators, and collaborating on new work in such an inspiring setting will be a great place to work together, exploring both collaborative large group pieces and giving space to develop individual ideas”.

The four day workshop will take place from 18-21 Jul, with a performance of the final work on 27 Jul. Applications are open to female musicians and multi­disciplinary artists aged sixteen to 25. For further details and to apply, click here.