Music, Performance

Dream FM: What do you dream of? Broadcast Premiere at Manchester Central Library

Dream FM: What do you dream of? Broadcast Premiere
Manchester Central Library
18th November 2021

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  • Age Friendly
  • British Sign Language

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Dream FM: What do you dream of? | Broadcast Premiere (In Person)

“Night falls and metropolis mirrors the cosmos. Destinies connected by light and dust send signals, alone, to one another. The city glitters: On Air.”

In August 2021, artists Danielle Swindells and Brit Seaton asked the people of Greater Manchester what they dream of. Directed to the automated voicemail system of fictional radio station Dream FM, members of the public picked up the phone and left their answers.

The sound work ‘What do you dream of?’ brings together selected hotline musings of the vast metropolitan borough. Strange encounters during sleep, visions of change for a better world and personal tales of love and loss are among a constellation of intimate responses to the question, capturing an audio portrait of dreams spanning from simple and symbolic, to poetic and surreal.

‘What do you dream of?’ features an original score by Joshua Inyang and Joshua Tarelle, Space Afrika, which takes sonic cues from pre-digital airwaves, the DIY spirit of pirate radio and musical auras of Greater Manchester’s past and present.

Doors open: 5.30pm

Broadcast begins: 6.00pm

Broadcast duration: 1hr 30mins

This event is BSL Interpreted by Lizzie Wharton.

Tickets to this event are free and limited – please cancel if you are unable to attend.

Seating will be socially distanced and we politely encourage you to wear masks unless exempt.

‘What do you dream of?’ will be broadcast from www.dream-fm.com every night at 9pm from Thurs 18 Nov to Thurs 16 Dec 2021.

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