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Tune up your portable Noise Machine synthesiser and join the outdoor orchestra as they take to the Manchester streets and play the sound of the city environment.

Imagine hearing the tones, beats and rhythms of a city generated from ambient and electrical lighting, urban light design, flashing lamp posts and passing cars. Let the city lights trigger your device, creating sounds that you can weave into an industrial soundscape of noise inspired by urban architecture.

The devices you will use have been created by ten young people aged 18-25 who took part in a sound design project delivered in partnership with Noise Orchestra. Over six weeks they have been learning the basics of electronics, creating their own Noise Machine light responsive synthesisers and devising the routes you will take across Manchester.

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Dates: Thu 25, Fri 26, Sat 27 Oct

Times: 6.30-7.30pm or 8.30-9.30pm

Venue: Meeting point is outside the Science and Industry Museum

Price: £6 / £4


About 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.