The Hidden Music of Trees

Jason Singh

Digital, Installation, Music/Sound

Hidden Music of Trees is an istallation piece by South Asian artist Jason Singh. The image shows a white board attached to a tree with 10 coloured blocks on it. The board has the title of the piece at the top and each of the coloured blocks shows a different symbol.

Immersive audio experiences in outdoor environments where mobile phones become the interface connecting audiences to the music within nature.

The Hidden Music of Trees is an augmented reality audio visual outdoor installation that allows audiences to have enhanced nature based experiences. Audiences will experience music that has been generated entirely by trees through a 3D visual environment using the interface of mobile devices.

About Jason Singh

Jason Singh is a sound artist, nature beatboxer, producer, DJ, facilitator and performer.

He is a solo artist and collaborator whose creative output spans across a wide range of art forms, music genres and education practices.

His work includes: sound installations, nature soundscape works, radio shows, sound design and sound explorations using biodata, ceramics, textiles and museum objects.

Referred to as “the human sampler” by Cerys Matthews (Radio 6), Singh also vocally recreates birdsong and natural environments. His work has been described as “beautiful, strange, calming music” by nature writer Robert Macfarlane and has also featured on the 2019 BBC Lost Words prom, BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Year, Springwatch and Countryfile.

Singh’s collaborations include a diverse range of organisations and artists including BBC, V&A Museum, Kew Gardens, Chester Zoo, BFI, Celtic Connections, RNLI, Music for Youth, National Trust, Tate Britain, Yazz Ahmed, Shabaka Hutchings, Sarathy Korwar, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Rokia Traore to name but a few.

Creative / Production credits:

Daniel Halsall

AR Programming
Roberto Grosso

M3 Industries

Image credits:

The Hidden Music of Trees by Jason Singh (c) Luke Witcomb

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

The Hidden Music of Trees is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Certain Blacks and Timber Festival.