On Monday, the Frugal Forest arrived at the Sydney Opera House for a series of children's concerts called Music of the Forest, which commenced today. The Frugal Forest is an immersive art installation - a rainforest made from rubbish, in which you can roam and explore freely. Its purpose is to remind us of what can be created using "waste," and to encourage recycling.
I have loved being involved in this project, creating the rainforest soundscape with composer Rae Howell using junk materials. Check out the soundscape here. I was also asked to be on the Q&A panel after each show today, answering questions from the audience about how the sounds were made.
Watch this video to see what it's all about. The soundscape features at 4:54.
I've been lucky to have a short interview with Limelight Magazine, and will appear in a children's TV show on Channel 7 called Get Clever, where I explain how the sounds of the forest were made. A big thanks to Frugal Arts Inc. director, Bryony Anderson, for letting me be a part of this journey.