Manuella Blackburn was born in London in 1984. She went on to gain a bachelors degree in Music at The University of Manchester followed by a Masters in Electroacoustic Composition, gaining a Distinction and the Peter J Leonard Composition Prize. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Manchester in 2010 with Dr Ricardo Climent’s supervision, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Manuella has been recipient of a number of awards and prizes including Grand Prize in the Digital Arts Awards, Japan for her work Kitchen Alchemy (2007). She received Honorary Mentions in the CMMAS competition, Mexico and was awarded in the Diffusion Competition, Limerick 2008 for her acousmatic work Cajón! Her works are regularly performed both internationally and across the UK.