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Turn It Up: The power of music

Prepare to get hands-on, with your ears and hearts open, at our new major exhibition exploring the science of music's mysterious hold over us and how it drives us to create, perform, feel and share.

Make music together and play with beat, melody and harmonies in a newly commissioned musical playground. Find out how music can trigger emotions and memories, whether it can affect what you buy, and even what certain songs taste like. Take part in a musical Turing test and see if you can tell the difference between songs written by humans and machines. 

Explore how technological advancements continue to push the limits of music and make playing music more accessible for everyone. Meet Haile the musical robot that can play and improvise alongside human musicians. See the groundbreaking MiMU Gloves, created by Imogen Heap and used by artists like Ariana Grande to use gestures to control electronic music-making software live on stage. Discover some weird and wonderful instruments like the Pyrophone, an organ powered by flames, and more. 

Turn It Up: The power of music will be a riotous, hands-on experience that will encourage us all to feel, to remember and to reflect on what music means to us and the lives of others. Don't miss out, book your tickets now.


Turn It Up: the power of music is the headline exhibition for Manchester Science Festival 2022, premiering at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester before a national and international tour.

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