Words and Music

A range of activities discuss the relationship between writing and music to develop new audiences for Literature via cross-cutting and culturally inclusive work. A commission developed by MLF invites two musicians to respond to literary texts in summer 2019. Their work will be recorded and tour to some UCCN cities later that year. Each musician will hopefully be paired with one of the city’s orchestras, and will hold open public rehearsals. For outreach, a series of workshop events allows discussion and public interaction. Manchester is an international leader for Literature/Music events. This project opens up Literature to hard to reach groups including young adults, drives cultural tourism to the city, demonstrates the commitment to innovation characteristic of the city.