MIF Originals

MIF Originals

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MIF Originals invites artists to reimagine the podcast as an audio arts space. In each episode, a different creative developing new work for Manchester International Festival 2019 will make an imaginative, sound-based feature – whilst exploring the nature of their own creativity. We ask: Why is it important to have new ideas? Is it still possible to be original? Commissioned by Manchester International Festival. Produced by Reduced Listening and Manchester International Festival.


Alphabus
Aug 9, 2019 • 18 min
The final episode of MIF Originals explores if (and how) poetry and dance can combine to create something original. Isaiah Hull, our host for this series, was one of four poets that co-wrote the production Alphabus. Working with three dancers from the New…
A Podcast for All Animals
Aug 2, 2019 • 35 min
Can you imagine a world in which animals of all kinds, including humans, live together as equals? For the final weekend of Manchester International Festival, a team of artists worked together with local children to create a zone of interspecies equality…
The School of Integration
Jul 25, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome to your first day at the School of Integration. This episode is all about sharing knowledge across cultural divides. When people arrive in a new country they are usually expected to learn the customs and languages of the host culture, but what if…
Chasing Philip Glass
Jul 18, 2019 • 33 min
What would you ask your hero? Phelim McDermott, director and co-founder of Improbable Theatre, is making a stage show with Philip Glass - his long-term hero and creative inspiration. After years of following Glass from afar Phelim now has the chance to…
Polyglot Radio
Jul 9, 2019 • 35 min
As long as he’s been a novelist, Adam Thirlwell has been thinking about translation. In Episode 1 of MIF Originals, a new podcast series from Manchester International Festival, Adam looks for answers to some of the questions that have troubled him. Is it…
MIF Originals: Trailer
Jun 25, 2019 • 1 min
Is it still possible to be original? MIF Originals is a new podcast series where we invite artists developing new work for Manchester International Festival 2019 to design their own audio adventure, investigating what it means to be original. Hosted by…