For the last couple of years I have been using video and photography to document the music scene in Manchester. You can see some of the performance videos from the project on the Shared World Music Vimeo site. To get involved contact me directly and follow the updates on the Shared World Music Facebook Page.
Shared World Music is a collaborative documentary project exploring creativity, music creation and performance. The project brings together songwriters and performers to share ideas and experiences through collaborative development of a documentary film. Growing out of my earlier Visible Voice work this project is an ongoing attempt to document life as a musician on the Manchester Music Scene. The project is open to anyone who plays or is involved in any aspect of the music scene in and around Manchester.
In Phase One of the project each participant contributed two original songs and a short interview about their work. The first performance videos are now available via in the Documentary section of this site, on the Collaborative Visual Ethnography and Shared World Music Facebook pages and on Shared World Vimeo site.
Phase Two of the project got underway with weekend workshops and performances at Rise, Manchester 13 and 14 February 2016.
Phase Three is an ongoing photographic and video recording of music in Manchester. You can view some of the most recent images from live performances on the Collaborative Visual Ethnography and Shared World Music Facebook pages and on Shared World Vimeo site.
Phase Four: From September 2017 I will be spending time filming Manchester based music people as they get on with the everyday of creating and performing music. This phase will focus on informal conversations, performances and everyday life.