DATE:                    FROM MONDAY 19TH APRIL 2021

TIME:                     ANY TIME



Experience your local area in a brand new way using music and sound through your phone. 

Think you know all about where you live? 

Think again, as Soundpaths provides a breath of fresh air in more ways than one.

Whether you’re looking to explore the neighbourhood, take a gentle stroll or go for an energetic run, Soundpaths will take you on a sonic journey through the parks and streets of Moston and Harpurhey via music and sound from a phone app. Feel your mood lift as GPS tracks where you are along the route, changing the soundtrack to boost your physical and mental wellbeing.

Amsterdam-based composer Yonatan Collier has been working with communities in Moston and Harpurhey, and Brighter Sound, recording the hums of nature and the urban landscape and incorporating them into his music, creating an experience that is both new and familiar. You’ll even hear a sermon from St Dunstan’s Church woven into the music as you pass by. Maybe you’ll experience your local area in a whole new way, see beauty where you hadn’t before and create new memories about a place you thought you knew.

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.

In Conversation: Yonatan Collier

The app leads the user on a tour around the streets and parks of Moston and Harpurhey. The route is 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 route. The majority of the route is accessible; however, some sections may be difficult for people with limited mobility.

 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
Andy Wilkinson – Interviewer
Thanks also to the people of Moston and Harpurhey who sent field recordings for inclusion in the audio experience.

Brighter Sound
Manchester City Council