Tree Museum

Tree Museum is an installation in the forest featuring the sounds of woodpeckers. It focuses on the lesser spotted woodpecker , whose population has declined by 91% since 1967, and is on the UK’s red list for endangered species. The sound of the woodpecker’s drumming is reproduced artificially in the trees, considering the sounds that are lost when we lose a species. The piece is part of ‘Sensing the Forest’ a group exhibition of 10 international artists.

Sensing the Forest is a project funded by the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council that aims to raise awareness among forest visitors/aficionados, artists, scientists, and the general public about the connection between forests and climate change. Community building will centre on looking at a better understanding of forest behaviour using complex scientific data in creative and artistic ways.

The project will run from 2023 to 2025 in the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London; in partnership with the Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute of Sonic Creativity (MTI2) at the Leicester Media School (LMS), Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM) at De Montfort University (DMU); Forest Research and Forestry England. To meet the team, visit the About webpage.