If We Could Hear

Ryan Woods (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


"We listen to the land, as we breath into it, and feel it breath into us" - Sue Fox

Over the summer of 2022, a handful of people came together to explore listening, recording and compositional practices in green spaces in Manchester. They took part in workshops in deep listening, field recording and soundscape composition at The Fallowfield Secret Garden, Ryebank Fields and Highfield Country Park. They created a collective library of recordings and individual compositional responses to their experiences of these places.

This work makes use of these field recordings and perspectives to paint a picture of the acoustic and cultural ecologies that make up these spaces. It touches on the more-than-human-world, place and identity, land access, and wellbeing to shine a light on the acoustemologies of these places.

Adam Harrison - Elania - Gili Armson - Heather Greenbank - Jaqueline Vigilanti - Laura - Monica Madecka - Sue Fox - Swen - Wendy Smith
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


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