Beth Orton to lead February Wall of Sounds residency

Beth Orton has been named as the latest Wall of Sounds programme leader at Band on the Wall and applications are now open to female musicians, composers and vocalists from across the UK to join the week-long intensive residency.

Following successful artistic residencies led by folk group The Unthanks, jazz trio Snarky Puppy and most recently DJ Yoda, Orton is the latest artist to be invited by Brighter Sound to pass on her musical experience at the iconic leftfield venue during a week-long tuition period.

Her music CV includes two nominations for the Mercury Music Prize, collaborations with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams and Four Tet on her solo recordings and guest appearances on songs by The Chemical Brothers and William Orbit.

“I am thrilled to be asked to support and take part in this exciting and important project,” she said. “Getting the chance to mentor, or simply the opportunity to stand as witness to the diverse, and possibly unheard, talents of artists from all across the UK fills me with curiosity and some apprehension!”

The programme will take place from 16 to 20 February, culminating in a live performance open to the public on 20 February.

The online application (here) will remain open until 5pm on 23 January.

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