YONATAN COLLIER (NL)
ROUTE 1: AROUND MOSTON, HARPURHEY & CHARLESTOWN
ROUTE 2: BOGGART HOLE CLOUGH
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE & FREE
How well do you know your neighbourhood? When was the last time you took a stroll or a run through your local streets and parks with your eyes and ears wide open, looking afresh at the people and places around you?
Whether you’re looking to explore the neighbourhood, take a gentle stroll or go for an energetic run, Soundpaths takes the sounds and voices of the community and transforms them into an unforgettable atmospheric journey. Soundpaths is an audio App for your phone created by musician Yonatan Collier using GPS.
Soundpaths MHC: This route leads you around the vibrant streets of Moston, Harpurhey & Charlestown with local memories, ambient recordings and sounds from local musicians.
Soundpaths Boggart Hole: This version of Soundpaths captures sounds of nature and conversations with the Boggart Hole Ramblers who know and love this beautiful park…
Yonatan Collier is a musician, performer, composer and sound producer. He has been signed to both major and independent labels, performing in several bands at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe. His music has been featured in TV shows and films, and he’s currently working on a PhD.
Brighter Sound is a creative music charity based in Manchester, UK. Rooted in the North of England, they change the lives of individuals through music, support and promote diverse talent+ and act as a catalyst for change in the music sector, from education to industry.
The app leads the user on a tour around the streets and parks of Moston and Harpurhey. The routes are 5 km (3 miles) long in total. You do not have to walk or run the whole route to enjoy this experience but can access the soundscapes where ever you want along the routes. The majority of the MHC route is accessible; however, some sections may be difficult for people with limited mobility.
FIND OUT MORE
Watch Yonatan Collier talk about Soundpaths.
Yonatan Collier – Composer and Producer
Joshua Kopecek (Echoes.xyz) – Soundpaths app development
Tim Chatterton (Brighter Sound) – Project Manager
Vicky Clarke – Sound artist
Jay Chambers – Spoken word artist and producer
Hannah Ashcroft – Singer/songwriter
Markus Hetheier – Sound artist
Boggart Hole Ramblers – Interviewees
Andy Wilkinson – Interviewer
Thanks also to the people of Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown who sent field recordings for inclusion in the audio experience.
The Embassy of The Netherlands in the United Kingdom
Oglesby Charitable Trust
Manchester City Council
Boggart Hole Ramblers
Manchester City Council
Image Credit: Mark McNulty, 2021