Manuella Blackburn

Manuella Blackburn’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Alfortville, Athens, Bahía Blanca, Bangor, Belfast, Berlin, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Boston, Bristol, Brussels, Calgary, Corfu, Denton, Dublin, Fullerton, Gävle, Glasgow, Havana, Helsinki, Huddersfield, Kansas City, Karlsruhe, Keele, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Leuk, Linz, Lisbon, Liverpool, Ljubljana, London, Lugano, Lyon, Macclesfield, Madrid, Malmö, Manchester, Melinka, Montpellier, Montréal, Morelia, Mount Lawley, Nashville, New Smyrna Beach, New York City, Orford, Oslo, Poole, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Salford, San Diego, Santiago, São Paulo, Seoul, Sheffield, Sofia, Stafford, Stockholm, Tokyo, Toronto, Tønsberg, Trebel, Troy, Udine, Utrecht, Valdivia, Varginha, Vienna, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Visby, Vitória, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Washington and York…

Manuella Blackburn is an electroacoustic music composer who specializes in acousmatic music creation. However, she also has composed for instruments and electronics, laptop ensemble improvisations, and music for dance.

She studied music at The University of Manchester (England, UK), followed by a Masters in Electroacoustic Composition with David Berezan. She became a member of Manchester Theatre in Sound (MANTIS) in 2006 and completed a PhD at The University of Manchester with Ricardo Climent in 2010.

Manuella Blackburn has worked in residence in the studios of Miso Music (Lisbon, Portugal), EMS (Stockholm, Sweden), Atlantic Centre for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA), and Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo, Japan).

Her music has been performed at concerts, festivals, conferences and gallery exhibitions in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the USA.

Manuella Blackburn has received a number of international awards and prizes for her acousmatic music including: Grand Prize in the Digital Art Awards (Fujisawa, Japan, 2007), First Prize in the 7th and 10th Concurso Internacional de Composição Electroacústica Música Viva (Lisbon, Portugal, 2006, ’09), First Prize in the Musica Nova International Competition of Electroacoustic Music (Prague, Czech Republic, 2014), International Computer Music Association European Regional Award (Australia, 2013), 3rd Prize in the Diffusion Competition (Ireland, 2008), Public Prize in the Concurso Internacional de Composição Eletroacústica (CEMJKO, Brazil, 2007) and Honorary Mentions in the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS) competition (Morelia, Mexico, 2008) and in the Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo (CIMESP ’07, Brazil).

After several years as Senior Lecturer in Music at Liverpool Hope University (England, UK), in September 2019 she joined the Music and Music Technology school at Keele University (England, UK).

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Manuella Blackburn

London (England, UK), 1984

Residence: Manchester (England, UK)

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On the web

Manuella Blackburn [Photo: Neil Barrett, Timperley (England, UK), May 2010]
Manuella Blackburn [Photo: Neil Barrett, Timperley (England, UK), May 2010]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
November 23, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Ice breaker (2015), 7:10 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 10, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Switched on (2011), 7:58 Moacrealsloa / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
November 10, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, New Shruti [mixed version] (2013), 12:00 Moacrealsloa / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
November 10, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Ice breaker (2015), 7:10 Moacrealsloa / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
November 10, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Snap happy (2016-17), 8:45 Moacrealsloa / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
November 10, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Come closer (2012), 7:00 Moacrealsloa / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
November 10, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Landline (2018), 9:34 Moacrealsloa / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
October 14, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Ice breaker (2015), 7:10 Bruxelles année zéro — Influx / LYL Radio (France)
July 11, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Time will tell (2013), 8:24 Toneshift Guestmix by Gintas K / Toneshift (USA)
April 18, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Cajón! (2008), 8:59 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
April 18, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Karita oto (2009), 14:42 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
April 18, 2020 Manuella Blackburn, Vista Points (2009), 10:08 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)