Leah Barclay | TREESONGS, AUSTRALIA (2012)
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TreeSongsTreeSongs is an evocative transient sound installation featuring live performances and ephemeral soundscapes planted on portable speakers in the natural environment.

The audience is guided through the installation in small groups experiencing a curated selection of outcomes from the Sonic Explorers workshops, a dynamic series of activities involving Soundscape Ecology, recording experiments and sound sculpting in the natural environment.

This immersive experience ignites the auditory perception and constructs a new experience of the world shaped by sound and navigated by listening. TreeSongs encourages a greater awareness of the constant soundscape that surrounds us at a time when it is increasingly important to listen to the natural environment.

TreeSongs was commissioned for TreeLine 2012 and featured at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast in May 2012. Selections from the TreeSongs installation also played during the TreeLine exhibition at the Arts and Ecology Centre and the field recordings and workshop outcomes have been planted on the sound map on www.sonicexplorers.org