Breaking The Silence – applications closed

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Breaking The Silence – applications closed

We’re looking for talented music makers aged 13-18 to take part in Breaking the Silence – a major project to mark a century of remembrance  in partnership with Imperial War Museum North.

Using electronics, digital technologies and vocals, you’ll experiment with sounds and silence to create a modern day response to the centenary of the end of the First World War, performing at Imperial War Museum North this forthcoming Remembrance Sunday, November 11 2018.

This is a great opportunity for young producers, lyricists, spoken word artists, singers, songwriters – or anyone with an interest in making music in new and innovative ways, and developing themselves as musicians.

Across four weekly sessions, you will:

  • Collaborate with other young music makers
  • Work alongside a team of cutting edge Manchester-based artists and producers
  • Create personal and collective responses to the Lest We Forget exhibition at Imperial War Museum North (IWM North)
  • Explore vocal technique, the voice within electronic music, microphone technique and live performance
  • Showcase your work as part of a historic remembrance event on Sun 11 Nov

How to take part

To take part in this project you should be:

  • 13-18 years old
  • Based in Greater Manchester
  • Available for all sessions (6-8pm at IWM North):
    • Tue 16 Oct
    • Tue 23 Oct
    • Tue 30 Oct
    • Tue 6 Nov
  • Available all day on Sun 11 Nov for 3 x performances during the museum’s remembrance day events

Deadline: Mon 8 Oct, midnight

You can download a sample application form for reference before submitting an online application.

For more information about this project please contact Lucy Wallace on or call 0161 830 3899.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the form in a different format or have difficulty completing the form online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.