What if a garden could make music?
Available for download at any time, Planted Symphony is a new way to experience music in nature - an audio trail where melody and stories take you on a journey and bring the Canalside to life.
Experience music surrounded by nature around you - download the app and listen as built-in geolocation technology triggers sounds and songs to guide you.
Planted Symphony tells the tale of Lagether, a herbalist who calls upon the natural world to help her heal, grow and be transformed. Using headphones and your senses, you meet her through spoken word and song lyrics. As you move around, the music explores the magic and mystery of nature - at one moment wind and whispers, the next, full pomp and glory.
“Every park should have this”
"It was wonderful to feel immersed, take a meditative break and contemplate nature”
"Good for post-pandemic recovery!"
A BSL version of the trail is also available via the app. The trail lasts about 20 - 30 minutes.
Planted Symphony audio trail is set in the Canalside area at the North East end of Campbell Park, alongside the Grand Union Canal. Nearest postcode is MK9 4AD. From Cricket Green Roundabout (where Silbury Boulevard and Overgate meet), along Overgate to Green Lane Roundabout.
Find out more: plantedsymphony.com
Discover music in green spaces
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Drake Music is the leading national organisation working in music, disability and technology. Planted Symphony has been with support from Arts Council England, Sonos and the Foyle Foundation.
The project features exciting new work made by disabled and non-disabled musicians, poets, storytellers and artists working together:
Composer: Lucy Hale
Musical Director: Ben Sellers
Composer/Arranger: Cassandra Gurling
Cello: Georgina Aasgaard
Vocals: Miryam Solomon
MiMu Gloves: Kris Halpin
Electronic Wind Instrument: Sonia Allori
Marimba: Jenni Parkinson
Narrative and Lyrics: Dave Young
Experience Director/Narrator: Nickie Miles Wildin
Production Design: Jon Van Beek
Producer: Amy Sibley-Allen
Executive Producer: Tim Yates
Read more: www.drakemusic.org