the utilitarian poetic; an intervention in concrete, 18-24 june

An installation by LoneLady in association with the Manchester Modernist Society for Love Architecture 2012, 18-24 June.


A discrete intervention in concrete. Premiering the new track ‘Good Morning, Midnight’

The mms is delighted to have collaborated with Manchester based Lonelady on the creation of a new piece of music to be hermetically sealed into the Mancunian Way, one of our favourite modernist structures and the subject of several explorations since the society’s formation.

The music will be embedded into its structure and can be experienced via headphones (participants to supply their own) during the love architecture festival – or the life of the battery…!

A limited edition publication ‘TUP’, designed by Julie Campbell and Martin Greenwood, can be found at all MMS events during the festival to navigate you to this very intimate ‘concert’. TUP includes a passage by Paul Morley.

So grab your headphones and plug yourself in….

‘TUP’ can be located via a limited edition pamphlet available at MMS events during the RIBA festival. The music is accessible via a headphones input; the participant supplies her/his own headphones. Entombed in the structure, the music falls silent when the battery dies, and becomes an artefact / a relic / a piece of rubbish.

Julie Campbell was born lives and works in Manchester and is a Warp Records recording artist under the name ‘LoneLady’.

This commission was supported by the Women Make Music funding scheme delivered by PRS for Music Foundation.

Sadly TUP fell silent on 23.06.2012. RIP.


One comment

  1. It’s already been replaced by a new installation, Anon’s “Man Clutching Map And Wearing Headphones Plugged Into Motorway Entry Ramp Wondering Why He Can’t Hear Anything”. I have a map if anyone wants to go and see it.

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