Phone lines are now open
Special Broadcast coming soon
0161 464 4975

What do you think of at night, staring at the ceiling or a star-lit sky? • Where do you drift behind closed eyes? • What strange encounters have stayed with you long after waking up? • Who do you think of in the lonely hours? • Where are the happy places that bring you comfort in your mind? • What do you wish could be different in your life? • What would you change for a better world? • 

What do you think of at night, staring at the ceiling or a star-lit sky? • Where do you drift behind closed eyes? • What strange encounters have stayed with you long after waking up? • Who do you think of in the lonely hours? • Where are the happy places that bring you comfort in your mind? • What do you wish could be different in your life? • What would you change for a better world? • 

Dream FM

Dream FM invites all people living in Greater Manchester to take part in a public sound art broadcast.

From 16 Aug to 19 Sep, our phone lines are open for callers to leave a message answering the following question:

What do you dream of?

To answer, we welcome you to tap into the far reaches of your imagination or the hopes and desires that recur in your mind. We want to hear dreams both big and small, simple and surreal.

Sleep on it and leave us a message on 0161 464 4975.

Instructions

You have up to a minute and a half to share your dream. This is a local landline number and calls will be charged at the standard rate.

After the Dream FM greeting message, leave a message beginning with 'I dream of...' and tell us your dream.

Answers can be left anonymously or we’d love to hear your name and where in Greater Manchester you’re calling from.

Alternatively, you can send us a written response via Twitter (@0161dreamfm) or email us at 0161dreamfm@gmail.com.

0161 464 4975

About

Dream FM is a project by artists Danielle Swindells and Brit Seaton, which calls on the Greater Manchester public to help capture an audio portrait of what people dream of across the region.

Personal voice messages received by phone will be woven together with an original soundtrack created by Manchester-based producer Joshua Inyang of experimental ambient duo Space Afrika.

In October 2021, the finished sound work will premiere online at dream-fm.com in a broadcast inspired by the intimate and surreal world of late-night radio talk shows.

Dream FM as a conceptual radio show aims to capture the experience of listening together while apart, as well as platform local voices in an experimental piece of archived social history.

Through the collective sharing of innermost thoughts and staging an intimate listening experience, Swindells and Seaton aim for the project to create an emotional connection between strangers across the vast metropolitan borough.

Dream FM is made possible with funding from Manchester Independents Artist Fund.