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Station Stories: Live performances at Manchester Piccadilly Station to a private audience

HOPKINS, Daniel, Gaffney, David, Ashworth, Jenn, Royle, Nicholas, Wild, Peter and Jenks, Tom (2013) Station Stories: Live performances at Manchester Piccadilly Station to a private audience. [Performance]

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Commissioned as a sound artist by the company 'The Hamilton Project' Key Partners in the project were the Arts Council of England, Text Festival, Manchester Literature Festival, Network Rail

Station stories is a site specific, live, audio dramatic event using digital technology and improvised electronic sound. The sound works were in the form of live performances at Manchester Piccadilly Station to a private audience via headphones. I supplied the sonic elements of the works and six writers provided stories relevant to the situation of the railway station. The audience were taken on an audio journeys of conspiracy, murder, love and revenge that related to their actual presence in a railway station. The various stories led the audience from platform to platform, café to café and shop to shop intermixing concrete reality with fiction and creative soundscape.

The published and award winning writers involved in the project with me were: David Gaffney, Jenn Ashworth, Nicholas Royle, Peter Wild, Tom Jenks and Tom Fletcher.

Station Stories took place on the 19th, 20th, 21st of May 2011, 3 times a day.

Recordings of the event are available from:

The music created by Hopkins was released by the record label futuresequence.
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Item Type: Performance
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Film, Sound and Vision
Event Title: Station Stories
Event Location: Manchester Piccadily Train Station
Event Dates: 9th, 20th, 21st of May 2011
Depositing User: Daniel HOPKINS
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 14:23
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:38
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