Internal view of John Rylands Library

Noisy Library

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017. 

If walls could talk…would a library have much to say? Find out for yourself at The John Rylands Library. The brainchild of electroacoustic composers David Berezan and Guillaume Dujat, hear the spaces around you come to life with sound, inspired and created by the building itself. Climb staircases through melodies of the sea, influenced by the library’s luminous lantern gallery. Hear the Library being ‘played’ in a multi-channel electromagnetic sound installation, designed by the ‘electrical veins’ of the library itself. The symphonies behind the tomes and the stones mean you’ll certainly never judge a book by its cover again.

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Saturday 21 October - Friday 27 October 2017,
10am - 5pm (Tuesday - Saturday)
12pm - 5pm (Sunday and Monday)

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The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

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Age guidance

Adults and families 7+

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