This month I will be conducting and recording Philip Venables Brass Quintet with Manchester Camerata for Manchester International Festival. This is a project called “Music for a Busy City” which takes 6 leading composers out of the concert hall and into the city. This pioneering project features six new pieces of music, each created in response to a specific space in Manchester – from shopping centres and train stations to the Town Hall. Up to 10 minutes long, these recorded pieces will become part of the spaces that inspired them – playing in rotation every hour, so you can journey around town and hear each one in succession. Whether you make a special trip or stumble on the pieces by accident, Music for a Busy City will challenge your perception of places you thought you already knew.
02 April 2017