In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
— Aristotle

This experimental project involved analysing what "noise" is really made of and stripping it to its simplest sounds. There's no better place for this than the rainforest, where crickets, cicadas, beetles and frogs all sing their own songs, in wonderful cacophony. For this video, we attached contact microphones to various plants, leaves and rocks and recorded raindrops hitting them. Then, together with artist and musician Phat Acrobat, we pitched the sounds slightly to create our own rhythm from natural sounds.

Each sound can be beautiful and melodious, if we can learn to listen and appreciate its infinite tones.

 

One sunny afternoon in early February we set off to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) Martin Mere site.
This short video displays some of the incredible wildlife found in abundance at the wonderful wetlands in Burscough.

This is a short clip of a Peruvian gliding ant and a bee enjoying the sap from a freshly snapped tree, accompanied by only the authentic sounds from the feast.