Soundpaths Moston & Harpurhey is a MINDSCAPES Commission for SICK! Festival, funded by DutchCulture in partnership with the Dutch Embassy in the UK. Soundpaths is produced by Brighter Sound.

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faces up to the complexities of mental and physical health. We present an outstanding international arts programme, weaving in perspectives from researchers, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and those with lived experience of the issues we address.


a collaboration between cultural institutions in Manchester and The Netherlands which challenges artists to explore the ways in which our surroundings can be a cause of social alienation, anxiety and depression, but also, how we can find solace and support in the world around us.


Brighter Sound nurtures the music creators, leaders and industry professionals of the future - helping people with everything from artistic and career development, to building communities, and improving personal wellbeing. 
Based in Manchester, Brighter Sound has been developing young and emerging artists for over 20 years, with a particular focus on supporting those who are underrepresented


DutchCulture is the network and knowledge organisation for international cultural cooperation. We support the Dutch cultural and creative sector, public authorities and diplomatic posts in the pursuit of their international ambitions.


ECHOES specialises in geolocative audio. Our free and open-access platform at allows creators to make and publish incredible GPS-triggered walking experiences. We also design bespoke apps which focus on sound and location, including The Royal Parks and The Royal Academy’s collaborative ‘Music for Trees’ app, and the ‘Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK’ app in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic in Central Park, New York.

We are leaders in the field of immersive listening-walking experiences, pushing the possibilities with the locative audio medium, and have more than a thousand audio walks published around the world. Our community is our strength, producing the amazing content which makes our platform possible.

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Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Manchester City Council

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Arts Council England

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