Hayley Suviste is a sound artist and composer who works with field recordings, archival material, electronic hardware, and live instrumentation to create long-form compositions, sonic installations, and multimedia art projects. Inspired by folk traditions and oral histories, Hayley is interested in the role of sound and voice in the construction and reproduction of cultural identities and sociohistorical narratives, and the role of new compositional technologies in engaging communities with overlooked stories and their environments.

Alongside her compositional work, Hayley works with the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop as the lead producer of the Sound of the Year Awards, and as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Open University under Dr Manuella Blackburn. 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. 

ABOUT

"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

Sound and Music's SEED Award 2021

'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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