Myself and Lili Holland-Fricke will be performing on the University of Hull’s multichannel HEARO system - after a residency in their ambisonic studio, where their live performance has been adapted for real-time ambisonic mixing. This performance will feature additional vocals by British Asian folk singer Satnam Galsian.
Myself and Lili Holland-Fricke will be playing our new piece Womb at MANTIS Festival, adapted for ambisonics for playback on the 50-speaker surround sound festival set-up. Womb is a semi-improvised piece for shruti box, cello, clarinet, and electronics – crafted during a residency this summer at Sage Gateshead in Newcastle.
Playing a live set at Islington Mill as part of Fat Out Fest 2023, a festival of new experimental music and art from the queer underground, held at Islington Mill.
A week-long residency at Sage Gateshead’s Summer Studios - Hayley Suviste and Lili-Holland Fricke will spend the week making music for their upcoming EP, which is comprised of dark and swirling soundscapes, constructed from processed cello, clarinet, guitar, electronics, and vocals.
Vulgia Collaborative is a concert tour across Europe of improvisation-based performances in collaboration with a variety of local musicians and visual artists. For this show, Néfur (Laura Guarch) will be joined by Manchester-based sound artists Hayley Suviste and Ryan Woods, to create an unique immersive performance, inspired by the musical material of Guarch's most recent release, Vulgia [vulnerable and wild] - featuring processed field recordings, vocals, clarinet, violin, pedals, and synthesisers.
Manchester’s First Light Records will be DJing an eclectic mix of atmospheric and experimental music pre and post-performance.
Sen-sing Workshop: Join The Manchester Ear and Bothy for a unique singing workshop led by Néfur (Laura Guarch), a renowned Catalan vocalist, composer, and field recordist, at the tranquil Hulme Community Garden Centre.
This workshop invites you to explore embodied listening and engage in guided group vocal improvisations with captivating field recordings. Through this sonic collaboration with the more-than-human world, the human voice becomes one among many voices in the natural world's biophony.
This Manchester edition of the ‘Sen-sing’ workshop is presented by The Manchester Ear and BOTHY.
The Manchester Ear Sound Walk - Ryebank Fields: This event is a perfect opportunity for anyone seeking a mindful start to their Sunday and a chance to connect with nature by immersing themselves in the breathtaking beauty and sounds of the blooming wildlife in this serene wild space.
We'll meet at the Ryebank Community Camp tower, located by the Longford Road entrance. The walk will last for approximately an hour, after which we'll gather for coffee and engage in a conversation about our experience of the walk.
1-10th December 2022
Huron Basin, Salford Quays
Navvies Lightwaves Installation: An art installation by Matthew Rosier and featuring music by Hayley Suviste with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, commemorating the labour of the 17,000 navvies who dug the Manchester Ship Canal, opening as part of Lightwaves Festival 2022 (1st – 10th December 2022) at Salford Quays. For more details of this work, visit: www.salfordnavvies.com
Playing a live set at The White Hotel, supporting Ben Frost.
Tor Fest 2022: I'll be performing my solo live set at Tor Fest, alonsgide artists including Richard Dawson, Holy Scum, Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh, and Elaine Howley. Tor Fest is a small eclectic music Festival in the stunning surroundings of Todmorden, West Yorkshire.