Hayley Suviste is a sound artist and composer based in Manchester (UK). Working across field recording, archival sound, and oral history, Hayley uses her music to explore community and culture. Much of her work is immersed in the rural and urban narratives of her local Manchester, drawing on first-hand interviews, and collaborating closely with those who can provide the most accurate document of their environment. Hayley is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at the University of Manchester’s NOVARS Research Centre, funded by the NWCDTP - using oral histories as the foundation of her portfolio of works, while also examining the ethical dimensions of incorporating these narratives into her compositions.

Hayley's artistic repertoire extends across a diverse range of mediums, encompassing installation art, long-form compositions, radio features, live performance, and beyond. Often working with ambisonics and multi-channel audio, she employs these techniques to craft immersive auditory experiences across this array of media.

She has received commissions from the likes of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Yorkshire Sound Women Network, North West Sound Heritage, Olympias Music Foundation, and most recently, Mediale, Quays Culture & Media City UK: composing music to be performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Outside academia, Hayley creates dark ambient music that blends live instrumentation and synthesisers with field recordings and textured samples – performing at venues such as Iklektik, The Stoller HallThe White Hotel, SOUP, Hallé St Michaels, as well as Todmorden's TOR Fest and BBC Radio 3's Northern Drift.

Alongside her compositional work, Hayley works for the Radiophonic Institute as a creative producer on initiatives such as The Oram Awards. Hayley also co-runs The Manchester Ear, a sound walk endeavour that aims to get communities involved with listening to the environment through sound walking, deep listening, and field recording workshops in and around Manchester.

Hayley also hosts a bi-monthly show on CAMP Radio - traversing the far corners of electronic and ambient music, neoclassical composition, spoken word, and everything in between. Listen to her mixes here