10 short films woven together which explore elements of the city. The films were projected on a giant screen above the stage, and music performed live with members of the Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
PROENADE: True North
Incomprehensible distance. Higher to the east edge, the moors and lower meadows. Inward intending undeviating line of sight. Cardinal points. The fields fall away in the openness that history claims. Industrial now. The first city. Easting. The white fields drift take-up expectant rain following the river inward and out again back to the source. Westings. Open-ended rows lead inward toward the centre and the rivers tip out. Southing. A different silence here, unsure. A city, a copy below surfaces and over-flows. At the centre a glass city filled with stone. Everything flows here and is held.
True North - the rivers tip out. Southing. A different silence here, unsure, waiting for sound. Routes and channels surface and overflow. a glass city filled with stone. Everything s here and is held. True North.