FUNDING: Soundscapes of Hope

Hazel is crouching over her laptop in the Knepp scrubland before sunrise, doing some livestreaming of the dawn chorus
Hazel livestreaming from the Knepp Scrubland

Across 2023 I am transforming my artistic practice to one that is multidisciplinary yet centred on sound, connecting people to nature and the audio stories of hope emerging from wild havens, such as the Knepp Wildland. This is funded by the National Lottery, through Arts Council England.

Inspired by soundscape ecology – the sense that you can hear the health of a landscape – I am recording the sounds of rewilding, particularly the rich tapestry of the dawn chorus and the sonorous Nightingales. I am sharing these sounds – livestreaming from the scrubland for the international Reveil project; uploading recordings to xeno-canto and dawn-chorus; sharing on SoundCloud and social media; archiving recordings with the British Library. Follow me on instagram or twitter to follow my recordings and progress on this exciting project.

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