Hear Us

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Inspired by Wirral-born writer Malcolm Lowry who visited the Isle of Man as a child and later wrote about its natural beauty and the need to care for our seas, we’re a group of artists, writers, musicians and poets recording underwater sounds around the island. We’re delighted to offer them below and invite you to download them, guess what some are (we don’t know them all!) and, if you like, use them freely to make compositions. Each little blue shape (right-click to download .wav file) is a short sound we've recorded over the past four years - including some Lowry extracts read on the island - and we're continuing to add to them.
We’re working with UNESCO Biosphere Blue Carbon Project, the Isle of Man Government, Manx National Heritage, Sound Records, Beach Buddies and more, with our ultimate aim being to raise awareness and enjoyment of the 85% marine environment of the island that can’t be seen.

We’ll be visiting again in May (for Manx Wildlife Week), July, September and then February 2025, with lots of exciting guests including one of the world’s leading sound recordists Chris Watson known for his award-winning work with David Attenborough. This research has been supported by a one-year AHRC Follow-Up Funding Award to develop the visits and podcasts at the bottom of this page. Email Alan Dunn for further information.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLeeds School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2024


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