Promoting community through Music & Nature
What we do:
We are a Community Group that use music to promote community, connection and curiosity. We are passionate about tackling social isolation, discrimination and exclusion and work with a number of partners in the United Kingdom to affect positive transformation.
Over the past 3 years we have engaged in music and nature in every imaginable way.
We have had intergenerational groups out in nature foraging for sounds, worked with isolated elders using music to promote reminiscence, engaged groups of adults and children with disabilities in the great out doors through The National Trust and worked at University conferences, educating on how to use the arts for mental health.
Alongside our network of global volunteers, we shared regular nature soundscapes during Covid 19 lockdown to promote access and good mental health. Go to our facebook page to tune in and kick back for some cortisol reduction!
We launched a weekly radio show allowing our rural community space and time to connect through music, and will soon be training a diverse group from our local area how to take to the air waves themselves. Go to our Radio page to keep an eye on this. They have some amazing ideas.
when we make it through this global pandemic, we hope to be a part of a music festival in Brighton and a conference exploring nature connectedness at Derby University.
Lastly, we have composed whole pieces of music from foraged sounds and samples. These have primarily been made with the vulnerable groups with whom we work but include our contributions. You can listen to some examples on our Soundcloud here.