Berklee professor Steve Wilkes gathers sound at the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.

Credit: Photo by Ginny Fordham.

Capturing The Symphony Of Sound At The White Mountain National Forest

October 6, 2017

Nature is rich with dynamic sounds, like the roaring of waterfalls or the sweetness of birdsong. Berklee professor Steve Wilkes set out this summer to record that biological symphony as the 2017 Artist in Residence for the White Mountain National Forest. During his three-week summer residency, Wilkes captured the still whispers of buzzing bugs, the martian-like atmosphere at the summit of Mount Washington and the laughter of children enjoying the park -- all essential sounds to create a "digital aural map" of the forest, which he calls Hear The Forest. Callie Crossley speaks with Wilkes about his project, his time in the forest and how the project will continue to develop and grow.

Guest

  • Steve Wilkes, professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music. Professor Wilkes' project capturing the sounds of the White Mountain National Forest is at Hear The Forest.

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