Manchester : Peripheral is a networked installation which remixes and
replays music, voices and ambient sound recorded in Moss Side,
Levenshulme and Ancoats & Clayton. Driven in real-time by votes from
special control kiosks in each ward, Manchester : Peripheral uses
digital media to create a continually evolving soundscape, plotting a
new relationship between the city centre and its surrounding areas.
Manchester : Peripheral is the latest work by The Folk Songs Project,
curated by Drew Hemment, Director of Futuresonic. Futuresonic has
been commissioned by Manchester International Festival to present the
project as a part of Manchester Firsts.
For one month from June 29th, Kro Bar and Piccadilly Gardens are
hosting Manchester : Peripheral, a celebration of the creative
energies that thrive and struggle outside the boundaries of the city
centre. Kashmiri singers, dubstep, the sounds of steel works and cars
on the Stockport Road. This is a folk music of constant change. This
is a city of a thousand centres.
As cities change, things get left behind. Things get forgotten. In
Manchester, urban redevelopment has left many communities and
cultures ignored or excluded - communities that are central to the
city’s history and its continued vitality.
Manchester : Peripheral can be seen at
Kro Piccadilly and around Piccadilly Gardens
29 June - 29 July 2007
Sun - Thurs: 8am - midnight, Fri - Sat: 8am - 8.30pm