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We’re looking for ten young people aged 18-25 to take part in an exciting experimental sound design project – ‘City Sound Walks’.

Delivered in partnership with the Noise Orchestra, the project is aimed at anyone who is curious about the world of electronics, found sounds and psychogeography and would like to develop new skills in this area. No previous experience required.

Over six sessions you will:

  • learn the basics of electronics, building and soldering circuits and reading schematics
  • create your own Noise Machine light responsive synthesizer
  • devise routes for the Noise Orchestra’s night-time sound walks that will run as part of the Manchester Science Festival in October

Sessions will take place at the Noise Orchestra Studio based at Rogue Artists Studios in Openshaw on Monday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm on:

24 September
1 October
8 October
15 October
22 October

The Manchester Science Festival walks will take place at the Museum of Science and Industry on 25, 26 and 27 October. Participants will select which walk they wish to attend.

This project is free to participate, but places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Click here to sign up

About the Noise Orchestra

Noise Orchestra are Manchester based sound art duo David Birchall and Vicky Clarke. They are developing a series of electronic NOISE MACHINES that translate light into sound. These machines are synthesizer units such as drones, delays and sequencers that include light theremin circuitry.


Supported by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. The project is made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.