Sound is often overlooked and under-appreciated in our overwhelmingly visual, screen-based society. Founded by Hayley Suviste and Ryan Woods in 2018, The Manchester Ear aim to get communities involved with listening to the environment on excursions in and around Manchester. We hope to foster greater involvement, understanding and appreciation for these places; exploring ideas of acoustic ecology, deep listening and highlighting the well-being benefits for those taking part in soundwalks.

Click here to read Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival's feature on The Manchester Ear as part of Hayley's Artist of the Month series. 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with future walks and events, and take a listen to our new podcast series on Soundcloud

We also​ feature in this podcast by Danielle Porter and Hilary Friend for Walk the Plank and WCML archives. 

We feature at 28:29, and discuss our soundwalks and our recent sound art projects.