Hayley Youell is a creative instigator, collaborator, musician and composer based in the North.
Intrinsically curious and explorative with the potential of sound and music to create experiences and shift emotional states, Hayley works intuitively and responsively as both a composer and performer to interact with her audience and create a mood. She sensitively utilises different tools and technologies, from surround sound to raw voice to achieve this. It is with this passion that she became intrigued by the potential of music and sound to heal and transform people’s lives.
“ Hayley is an inspirational artist and collaborator who inventively responds to an artistic idea to lift a project to another level. What makes her highly unique as a musician is the combination of her soulful voice with sound and original composition and as an collaborator her ability to listen, motivate, unite and inspire.”
Rachel Johnson, Experiential Dance, 2017
Current Work: Residencies and Voices
Ode To The River Dearne
Working with collaborators, Andy Seward and James Lockey, Hayley has been selected as Artist in Residence with the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership. Work to start later this Autumn.
Artist Lock In
Hayley has been selected, alongside 11 other international artists, to take part in Jersey Arts Trust, Artist Lock In project at Elizabeth Castle this October.
Hear My Voice
Over the Summer, Hayley has been collaborating with the Barnsley Musuems Hear My Voice project as an events programmer for this Winter’s Programme and an artist on their ‘This is Home’ Heritage Lottery funded project. This work has involved connecting with Barnsley’s Deaf Forum, the LGBT Forum, St George’s Iranian Church project and My Barnsley Too, working with oral historian Gemma Geldart and artistic collaborators to create works and share stories of voices often unheard within the community.
TORN with Lee Stow and Humber Street Gallery
An artistic commission, collaborating with Lee Stow , Andy Seward and Humber Street Gallery to create a mixed media installation sharing the stories of women from across the world affected by war. Click here for more details.
Exhibition Dates: November 6th- December 31st, 2017