Help Timber Festival create the first ever forest soundmap of the world!
Following the postponement of Timber 2020, the festival organisers are inviting people from across the globe to contribute to a different kind of gathering with the launch of Sounds of the Forest, an exciting new mass participation audio project to create a beautiful soundmap bringing together aural tones and textures from the world’s woodlands.
They are inviting people to visit their local forest or woodland and record one minute of the sounds they hear. Full details of how to send in sounds, including technical advice for how to get the best quality recording from a phone, are at timberfestival.org.uk/soundsoftheforest.
The annual three-day festival at the heart of the National Forest in UK, Timber celebrates the connection to trees and woodlands through music, art and ideas. This year it has had to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
At the start of July, on the weekend that Timber would have taken place in the National Forest, the forest soundmap will be released. The sounds will form an open source library, to be used by anyone to listen to and create from. Selected artists will be responding to the sounds that are gathered, creating music, audio or artwork, to be presented at Timber 2021.
Find out more about Timber Festival at timberfestival.org.uk, Wild Rumpus at wildrumpus.org.uk and the National Forest at nationalforest.org.