How can music help us forge new relationships with our environment and the places we inhabit?

Join Royal College of Music composers Andrew Zhou, Ben Munro and Jack Gionis as they talk about the making of their new website Treephonia, with soundscapes composed for 190 trees in Kensington Gardens.

Discover new music through a unique lens as they break down how the music was written specific to particular tree species and how multiple pieces from 17 contributing composers all fit together within the website’s harmonious ecosystem.

We’ll explore the ways in which music-making has changed during the COVID lockdown, how music can help us forge new relationships with our environment, and looking ahead how projects like Treephonia can inspire change through simple listening and observation.

During this talk, there will also be a moment to join in a brand new Treephonia-inspired listening exercise you can partake in wherever you are. This is designed to be a meditative experience as you engage with the sounds of your environment and channel your imagination and creativity through inner sound-worlds.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration. Join us as Exhibition Road is transformed with events and activities from over 20 research and culture organisations around South Kensington including Imperial College London, Royal Commission of 1851, Discover South Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, V&A, Science Museum, Royal College of Music, Natural History Museum and many more.

This event is part of the Festival’s new online events programme, celebrating science and the arts from your home.

Supported by Huawei, Lead Technology Sponsor

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