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25 Jun 2019

Meet Award-Winning Composer Carmel Smickersgill

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Carmel Smickersgill and Ben Lunn are collaborating on a new composition called ‘Music for Friends’ which will be performed by DaDaFest Ensemble at DaDaFest Scratch on 11 July.

Here is a little inside info into Carmel’s background. As well as a taste of the stunning music she has produced, it will give you a flavour of what to expect at DaDaFest Scratch. 

Carmel, 22, is a composer based in Manchester working predominantly within classical and electronic genres.

She is the recipient of the 2019 Christopher Brooks prize with the Liverpool Philharmonic, resulting in a commission for ensemble 10/10 to be premiered in November 2019.

She is also working with theatre makers at HOME theatre Manchester, on the score for a new theatre piece to run in July 2019.

Previous commissions include Manchester Renaissance Ensemble, Manchester Peace Song Cycle, Brighter Sound.

Her music has previously also been performed on Radio 3. As a performer Carmel has directed her own ensemble; Smudge and has been part of a collaboration between visual artist Liam Gillick and the band New Order.

Here is a selection of Carmel's previous compositions.

If you would like to join us for our first DaDaFest Scratch, you can buy tickets from the Liverpool Philharmonic website.


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