Part-sound art, part-poetry, part-radio play, Audio Obscura let audiences in on the secret life of Manchester’s Piccadilly Station, the gateway to the city. Lavinia Greenlaw’s words ran a line from the innermost thoughts of the passengers directly to the ear of her audiences – with moving, haunting and occasionally humorous results.

‘It seems to be a timely reminder that, even among the noise of Facebook, Twitter and iPod playlists, a lonely station remains a place where you can still get lost in your thoughts. For half an hour of this festival, though, it’s really worth getting lost in everybody else’s’ Manchester Evening News


Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Artangel. Artangel gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Emmanuel Roman.

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