The Changing Faces of Our Neighbourhoods: A Collaboration with the University of Manchester and Open Doors


Over the past few months, Manchester composer Richard Taylor, producer Kris Gjerstad and percussionist Janet Fulton have been working with the Open Doors group in Swinton to create a soundtrack for an animation.

Open Doors is a support and research group who have released three films about growing up in Salford, as part of the University of Manchester’s neighbourhoods study. The second stage of the project involves turning these films into animations with the group, and composing music to accompany the animations.

The group has already composed and recorded several motifs and themes with the artists and have started to bring their stories to life.

The animation will be finished by the end of April, and we can’t wait to see the final product!

Here are the three films created by the group:

Regent Road

Whit Walks

Regeneration of Salford