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Both Sides Now International Showcase

A bold, experimental and genre-spanning evening of new music created as part of a unique cross-European collaboration.

This free one-off performance will showcase new music and visuals by Laura Campbell (UK) and Mari Sainio (Finland) who have been mentored by multi-instrumentalist and producer LoneLady.

The event will begin with an in-conversation with the three artists where they’ll discuss their creative processes, the inspiration behind their new work and why international collaboration is more important than ever.

Campbell and Sainio were chosen by a panel of Brighter Sound and Manchester City Council’s Library staff following a public call-out across the UK and Europe in December 2018.

A Liverpool-based writer and musician, Laura Campbell creates sound and music compositions for installation and film, and was part of 90’s electronic band Mulu.

A native of Helsinki, composer and producer Mari Sainio combines classical music elements with cinematic melodies and electronic soundscapes and has previously worked with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Imogen Heap.

This is the first in a series of international commissions as part of Both Sides Now – a groundbreaking initiative to support gender equality in music. This event is brought to you by Brighter Sound and Library Live – a Manchester City Council & Manchester Central Library Development Trust initiative.

Free – booking required

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