A new short film, commissioned by the Science and Industry Museum, sees a collection of key Mancunian music figures discussing the lasting legacy of the iconic Factory Records.

The film premiered at the museum’s recent event, The Future of Sound: Late, which was inspired by the widely acclaimed exhibition, Use Hearing Protection: The Early Years of Factory Records.

Featured in the footage are the likes of Peter Hook, who helped shape Joy Division and New Orders’ pioneering sounds, Mr Scruff, Pops Roberts and LoneLady. Dr Kirsty Fairclough of Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Digital Arts and Rivca Burns, Creative Director of Sounds From the Other City also join.

The conversations hone in on how Factory’s influence continues to be felt across the city, driving the music scene to continuously develop and push creative boundaries.

Use Hearing Protection tells the story of Factory’s formative years from 1978 to 1982, exploring how their innovative work in music, technology and design gave Manchester an authentic creative voice and distinctive identity.

The exhibition is around until Mon 3 Jan, so be quick if you want to catch it before it draws to a close. Grab your tickets using the button below.



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Tue 21 Dec - Mon 3 Jan, Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP
, £8 adults, £6 concessions, under 12s go free
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 21 Dec 2021