Mohammed Fairouz

St Ann’s Square,
Manchester M2 7HD

:40 past each hour

Mohammed Fairouz, hailed as ‘one of the most talented composers of his generation’ by the BBC, has created Azan, a composition intended to cut through the noise of our day-to-day lives.

Matthew Herbert

Great Northern Warehouse,
Manchester M3 4EN

:10 past each hour

Matthew Herbert’s the machines our buildings used to hear pays evocative homage to the city’s industrial heritage using the sounds of 19th-century steam and hydraulic machinery.

Huang Ruo

Manchester Town Hall,
Manchester M2 5DB

:50 past each hour

Huang Ruo‘s music draws inspiration from everything from ancient Chinese music to processed sound – and for Inscribed, his inspiration has been Manchester Town Hall.

Anna Meredith

Walkway linking Selfridges and Marks & Spencer,
Manchester M3 1BD

:20 past each hour

Anna Meredith‘s music has been performed everywhere from the Last Night of the Proms to the M6 services – and now, for MIF17, she’s written a chorale for lifts.

Olga Neuwirth

Manchester Victoria Station,
Manchester M3 1WY

on the hour

Olga Neuwirth writes multilayered and multisensory works for the stage, the concert hall and spaces beyond – including, for MIF17, a ‘short story with sounds’ for Manchester Victoria Station.

Philip Venables

Canal Street,
Manchester M1 3EZ

:30 past each hour

Philip Venables, described by The Guardian as ‘one of the finest composers around’, has created a sound installation for the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village.