University of Salford alumni selected to create audio work for BBC

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

A BBC and Arts Council England backed programme, New Creatives North, have selected Giorgio Caralino and Matthew Fortunati as up-and-coming talent. 

Northern artists, creators and makers from across the region are being selected by New Creatives North for a new development scheme that could see their work broadcast on BBC platforms, including BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds, BBC Taster and beyond.

The programme is for 16-30 year olds and focuses on giving opportunities to young creatives from all backgrounds – to broaden the range of voices and experiences we hear and see on our screens and radio.

Giorgio Caralino and Matthew Fortunati, former students of University of Salford, have been selected to create a sound pieces that could soon be heard on BBC Sounds.

Caralino’s piece, entitled A Mutating World, is an ambient and introspective song that symbolically portrays, using digitally manipulated samples of nature, the climate change issue and its social implications in the modern world.

Fortunati’s work is entitled Dive and is a composition that explores our devices, the internet, and alienation in the 21st Century.

New Creatives North are now looking for more creatives from anyone living or studying in the north. The scheme welcome submissions that cover a wide range of artistic practices. Applications are encouraged from creatives who could be writers, sound artists, podcasters, dancers, performers, musicians, filmmakers, comedians, visual artists, illustrators, animators, poets, storytellers or games designers; or they could be something else entirely.

From the serious to the comedic, the soothing to the provocative, the specific to the abstract New Creatives North are looking for ideas that push the boundaries on what constitutes art, make people think, and encourage new ways of understanding ourselves and the world in which we live. The only kinds of ideas not accepted are journalism or current affairs documentary.

Creative Director and the award-winning filmmaker leading the project, Ian Fenton says, “The creative sectors desperately need an injection of new, interesting, bold talent from beyond the M25. New Creatives North is designed to open doors for imaginative people to share their ideas.”

Applicants selected to be on the New Creatives North scheme will work with industry mentors and professionals to develop their creative and professional skills, extend their networks, and will receive funding to make new work for broadcast.

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