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'Living Symphonies' will tour to four forests across England

Date uploaded: July 22, 2013

A partnership between Sound and Music, the national agency for new music, and Forestry Commission England has been awarded support through Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund to create a remarkable new way for audiences to explore forests with their ears as well as eyes.

Composed and realised by artists Daniel Jones and James Bulley, Living Symphonies is a musical composition which grows like a real forest ecosystem. The piece portrays the thriving activity of the forest's wildlife, plants and atmospheric conditions, creating a never-ending symphony heard amongst the forest itself.

Having secured investment of £106,000 from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, Living Symphonies will tour to four forests across England in areas of the country where people have very limited opportunities to experience the arts.

The project aims to do more than offer audiences the opportunity to experience the work itself. The support of the Touring Fund will enable a programme of audience development to connect communities around the project to the best of arts and culture.

Susanna Eastburn, Chief Executive of Sound and Music commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded this support from the Strategic Touring Fund, and to develop our work with the Forestry Commission to push the boundaries of how we present extraordinary new music to new audiences."