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Open call – your recordings of nature wanted!

We’re very proud to launch the open callout for our latest major global sound project –Sounding Nature – in which we collect, map and reimagine the sounds of nature. You can find out more about the project here.

Sounding Nature is the first worldwide artistic reflection on our natural environment, as artists all over the globe reimagine the sounds of our natural world – in the process examining the damage humans are doing to our natural soundscapes and habitats.

What we need first of all are your recordings of the sounds of nature – whether that’s birds or beasts, oceans, forests or deserts! 

If you have a field recording from the natural world that you’d like to contribute to the project for an artist to recompose and reimagine, please get in touch now.

Do you have a nature sound to contribute?

We need:

  • Files as WAV or AIFF, maximum 20 minutes in length.
  • Precise location where the sound was recorded (latitude and longitude, precise street address or similar).
  • A brief description of what we can hear in the recording, the story behind the recording etc.

Just fill in the details and upload your sounds here! 

The callout for field recordings is open until 12 September, at which point we will open a call for sound artists and musicians to recompose and reimagine these amazing natural sounds.

Are you an artist?

If you’re a sound artist or musician who’s interested in the callout to reimagine sounds in a few weeks’ time, please drop us a line now and we’ll get in touch when the second part of the call opens.

Why Sounding Nature?

The sounds of our natural world – whether that’s the sound of forests and oceans or the animals that inhabit these environments – have been an essential part of the way we live for thousands of years.

But human activity, through urbanisation, climate change or rapidly-developing technologies, is endangering not just these sounds, but the very creatures that make them and the environments in which they live.

The Sounding Nature project, using these artistic reinterpretations of how our natural world sounds, will shine a light on the damage we are causing to our natural soundscapes – and by extension to our natural world itself.