Hayley Suviste is a sound artist and composer who works with field recordings, archival recordings,  electronic hardware and live instrumentation to create long-form pieces, sonic installations, and multimedia art projects. From her background in Electroacoustic Composition, Hayley has established a unique sound art practice through which she explores topics of community, cultural identity, and heritage. Inspired by the rich tradition of oral history, she creates intimate sonic explorations of voice and space which animate broader sociohistorical themes. These themes are woven together through dynamic compositional techniques, utilising multichannel, ambisonic and binaural formats to actively immerse and engage communities. Hayley also co-runs The Manchester Ear, a soundwalk initiative which aims to get communities involved with listening to the environment on excursions in and around Manchester.

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"Suviste makes pieces about communities and environments; her sound-making gives these worlds their proper dimensions. Artists often talk about music having 'space', but her work is fascinating for what permeates it." - HCMF 

Hayley’s music has been featured on BBC Radio 3's New Music Show & Unclassified and has been played internationally at festivals, competitions and sound conferences, including Phonurgia Nova Awards 2020 (Paris, France), ICMC-NYCEMF (New York, United States), Matera Intermedia Festival (Matera, Italy), Festival DME, Sustainable Cities Symposium (Libson, Portugal), BEAST FEaST (Birmingham, UK), MANTIS (Manchester, UK), Mixtape: International Women's Day (Dundalk, Ireland), MUSLAB  x  I K L E C T I K (London, UK), Convergence 2019 (Leicester, UK), EASTN-DC (Manchester, UK), New Music North West (Manchester, UK) & MUSICA (Manchester, UK).  

Awards

'Coup de Coeur' from the Centre-Wallonie-Bruxelles de Paris & Jury's Mention (Pierre Schaeffer Discoveries Prize) - Phonurgia Nova Awards (2020)

Francis Chagrin Award (2019)

Honorary Mention - Matera Intermedia Festival (2018)

MA Electroacoustic Composition 

The University of Manchester, UK

BMus Music  

The University of Manchester, UK

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