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The Future of Sound: Late

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Look to the future of sound at this after hours Late at Science and Industry Museum, inspired by their special exhibition, Use Hearing Protection: the early years of Factory Records.

With live performances of new music by Hannah Ashcroft, Chesqua and Lady Ice, created in-residence at the museum as part of our gender equality initiative Both Sides Now.

Celebrate the incredible female and non-binary talent coming out of Manchester today, and imagine what Factory Records might have looked (and sounded) like in a more gender equal world.

The three artists will premiere their new work between 7.30-8.10pm.

Also featured at this event:

  • Be one of the first to see a specially commissioned film about the revolutionary work of Factory Records and how Manchester’s music scene continues to develop, using technology to create new sounds and experiences. Featuring Peter Hook, Dr Kirsty Fairclough of Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Digital Arts, artists Mr Scruff, Pops Roberts and LoneLady, as well as Rivca Burns, Creative Director of Sounds from the Other City, the film explores over 40 years of Manchester’s creative industry.
  • Explore the relationship between technology and music with sound and electronic media artist Vicky Clarke who will perform AURA MACHINE, her sonic AI piece from her residency with NOVARS, University of Manchester. Discover the latest in audio technology with interactives from the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University.

For more information and to book please visit the Science and Industry Museum’s website.


This project is made possible by the National Lottery via Arts Council England. With thanks to our funders Help Musicians UKPRS FoundationManchester City Council and GMCA.