Whispering Woods

I have this idea to create an almost hyper-real soundscape experience of the creaking sound of old trees, drawing on the folklore associated with enchanted forests, the experience of wisdom passed down by the ‘wise old woods’ that talk – all that contained knowledge. I’ve been giving thought to the kind of trees I’d like to record ‘talking’ – as so many woodland areas in the UK are managed by the Forestry Commission, who are getting rid of a lot of non-indigenous trees, I’d like to record in arboretums and old stately homes in order to capture an ‘international conversation’, as in between indigenous and non-indigenous trees – trees that bring such breadth of perspectives to the ‘conversation’. Perhaps working with arboretums / estates might open up opportunities for exhibition opportunities too, I don’t know, but it’s a thought.

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