The complete download of the Leafscape exhibition soundtrack. 41 minutes and 30 seconds. The length of time it takes a leaf to decay in sunlight. 320Kb MP3 file.
Leafscape is a vision of a botanical dystopia. The natural world in a state of decay through interaction with the encroaching urban environment.
This soundtrack has been composed using sounds collected in both England and Spain between July 2014 and August 2016. Each individual sound extract has been captured at a specific reference point; the precise geographical location of a particular leaf. Through a process of both precise and random digital manipulation, place, time and space are intertwined.
The composition of these field recordings is paradoxically ambient yet totally immersive. This interpretation of both the natural and human worlds should encourage listeners to be as aware of the diversity and beauty of sound in the city as much as that of the countryside.