Sing City at Tram Tracks

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Sing City at Tram Tracks

Sing City joins Tram Tracks, a new city-wide musical collaboration created by Transport for Greater Manchester and The Bridgewater Hall.

Tram Tracks, which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Metrolink and The Bridgewater Hall’s 21st Birthday, will see 93 new pieces of music, song and spoken word tracks created – one for every stop on the Metrolink tram network.

Created by members of the community, each track will reflect the area and activities around each individual stop. This large-scale creative music project aims to truly reflect the diverse communities across Greater Manchester.

“Tram Tracks is one of the largest and far reaching creative engagement projects we have undertaken in recent years and we hope to develop lasting relationships with the participating groups, and to inspire communities across Greater Manchester to creatively engage with their local area.” — Paula Wilson, The Bridgewater Hall’s Learning and Participation Manager

We’re thrilled that Sing City, our weekly songwriting group for composers, performers and producers aged 13-18 has been selected by The Bridgewater Hall and TfGM to take part in this innovative project. Working alongside professional musicians and facilitators from The Bridgewater Hall, participants have written and recorded a track that reflects the area and activities around the Shudehill stop in Manchester city centre.

“It’s fantastic for our Sing City young people to have written a song inspired by such a historic and well known Manchester landmark. The young musicians have really risen to the challenge whilst recording the song and have worked so hard to get the arrangement right including some really lively backing vocals and harmonies!” — Natalie McCool, Sing City facilitator

By thinking about Shudehill as a central hub to enable travel both within the city and to other places far and wide, participants have developed this concept into their song which is based on taking a one way trip, both literally and metaphorically, onto bigger, better things.

“I enjoyed being part of the recording process and seeing everything that goes on behind the song” — Naomi, Sing City participant

On Monday 17 July, the anniversary of Metrolink’s official opening, all 93 tracks will be available to download for free and there will be pop-up performances across the network.

An exciting announcement for Metrolink's 25th birthday.Two high profile Manchester birthdays… one epic creative music project. #Metrolink25

Publicado por Transport for Greater Manchester en Jueves, 6 de abril de 2017