Please note: previous announcement about Manchester : Peripheral
contained typing error. Corrected version below.
ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF
MANCHESTER : PERIPHERAL
by Alastair Dant, Tom Davis & David Gunn (UK/USA)
The sounds of Manchester, for you to remix. Manchester : Peripheral
is an interactive SoundMap that uses physical workshops and virtual
interfaces to allow individuals to create their own "folk songs".
It creates a constantly evolving audio portrait of the area and an
intimate guide to the urban landscape. Sounds and musics contributed
by local people are remixed via an online SoundMap, with a physical
installation in development for 2007. Visitors to the website are
encouraged to save and share their mixes and to submit their own
sounds for inclusion on the site, creating an ongoing relationship of
collaborative creativity with the wider community. Looking beyond the
city centre, Manchester : Peripheral delves deep into the musical
culture of four wards across the Manchester's metropolitan borough,
celebrating a far more diverse and complex image of Manchester.
Manchester : Peripheral is one in a series of ongoing works by the
Folk Songs Project using digital art, community engagement and audio
recordings to explore individual and collective identity in regions
across the world.
A new project commissioned by Futuresonic, Manchester International
Festival and Museum of Science and Industry.
A part of Futuresonic 2006