Sunday August 13th at 9:30AM – 12:30PM (aprox.)

Listening Walk and Sound Art with a Forest

Lead Artist: Julie Andreyev

Location: Sechelt (location shared after registering)

Pre-Registration Required, Max 10 participants


What can listening and sound tell us about trees and forests? Julie Andreyev will lead a multidimensional workshop – on-site in a local forest – exploring sound and listening, and interspecies communication using visualization methods and field recording technologies. Participants will be introduced to techniques in expanding their hearing sense and how this can strengthen their connection to the natural world. The workshop will include knowledge about biophony and the role it plays in forest and human health.

Participants will be invited to connect to trees using mind’s eye techniques while learning about biological activity beneath the forest floor and within trees, and the way trees communicate with their communities. Participants will be introduced to field recording equipment and use contact microphones to intimately listen to trees. Sound art with trees will be explored through these technologies alongside improvisational and land-based methods.

Expect to spend 3 hours in the forest. Please bring water and (optional) snack. Please bring paper and a pencil or pen. Dress for the weather and wear trail runners or hikers. The specific workshop meeting place will be emailed to participants. Equipment will be provided to participants.