Philip Venables

Music for a Busy City, MIF2017

9 March 2017 - news

Manchester International Festival 2017 was launched today, including the Music for a Busy City.  This project takes six composers out of the concert hall and into the city of Manchester, making music for public spaces through which people pass every day.  I will be making a sound installation for the heart of the gay village, Canal Street, and it will feature the voice of performance artist David Hoyle.  The other artists are Matthew Herbert, Anna Meredith, Huang Ruo, Olga Neuwirth and Mohammed Fairouz.  Come along in the summer and check it out – all six installations around the city will be on loop every hour through the 3-week festival.

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