Announcing the SFTOC 2023 residency | Sounds From The Other City – Sounds From The Other City
Salford's festival of new music and art • 5th May 2024 •
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Announcing the SFTOC 2023 residency

We are incredibly excited to reveal that SFTOC 2023 will be playing host to the first of three brand new residencies announced today by innovative residency programme, Samarbeta.

The  partnership residency will be an open call opportunity for female, trans and non binary humans, taking place in our mutual spiritual home of Islington Mill.

The successful applicants will be in residence at Islington Mill in the lead up to Sounds and their outcome will be presented at the festival on Sunday 30th April.

More details of this residency and how to apply will be announced next week on Thursday 8th December.

About Samarbeta Residencies

Samarbeta was born in late 2013 as an innovative way to progress and encourage the production of new and adventurous music, encouraging musicians to come together and collaborate in a completely new way.

Their residencies offer a period of space and time away from everyday constraints and obligations that can be so beneficial to a creative mind. Led by the artist, the focus of the residency is entirely flexible and could be a new work, an identity, a visual project, the discovery of a new instrument, a collaboration, a live show or anything inbetween.

In addition to the SFTOC partnership residency, Samarbeta have also announced two further projects taking place in 2023:

SBR019 – Bora: A multidimensional artist whose work crosses sound, animation, performance, sculpture, & painting

SBR020 – MC Dälek & Charles Hayward: A transatlantic collaboration between hip hop pioneer, rapper/producer Will Brooks AKA MC Dälek and the legendary This Heat drummer & composer Charles Hayward

Find out more at

Bandcamp goodies

Whilst we are here, and in the lead up to Christmas, just a reminder that today is Bandcamp Friday so support your independent artists and check out the Samarbeta Bandcamp!

There are some real treats to discover from previous residencies, including releases from Graham Massey, Charles Hayward and Lydia Lunch….

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