The internationally acclaimed band will work with a range of artists and creatives from all disciplines and media to curate a week of events and experiments, which will challenge perceptions of libraries and test the limits of what a 21st century library can be.
Brighter Sound are proud to deliver this unique event, the latest in a series of creative artistic residencies. Working together with creativetourist.com, Arts Council England and Manchester City Council, this will form part of Library Live, a series of events that take inspiration from Central Library’s stunning architecture, ambience and special collections.
Everything Everything are a critically acclaimed, Ivor Novello Award and Mercury Prize nominated, British art rock band and are part of a thriving scene of Manchester based musicians currently reshaping the city’s international music reputation. They invite you to enter the library as you would your own mind, indulging curiosity and imagination. Using Central Library’s unique and diverse range of spaces as a stimulus, the band will present a range of free events, including installation, performance and interactive activity.
Everything Everything said: “We have long been attracted to chaos. Documenting the overload of information in which we live – its overwhelming vastness, its beauties and its dangers – has been central to our work.”
“We are also attracted to the egalitarianism of the public library as an institution. Anyone can enter and indulge any interest. We want to curate a residency that will reflect and explore this.”
Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Rosa Battle, said: “One of the key goals of the Central Library refurbishment was to make it attractive and relevant to a wider range of people than ever before.”
“Readers, researchers, musicians, designers, gamers and performers of all disciplines are now taking advantage of the library and finding that it offers them their own space.
“Through their residency, I’m sure that Everything Everything will harness all of the diverse and impressive features of Central Library.”
Sign up for more information via the Library Live website.