Biophony – Exciting Free Course for Musicians


‘Biophony’ was launched by Community Music Wales in the days leading up to Wales Nature Week.

This exciting participatory project brings together ecology issues, biodiversity awareness and music composition.

‘Biophony’ will create new pieces of music by working with residents local in distinct topographical areas across Wales including: rivers, sea & coast, meadows & woodlands.

The second stage of ‘Biophony’ will take place in Cardigan Bay, home to the UK’s biggest pod of dolphins. The main species in Cardigan Bay species include: Bottlenose dolphins, Harbour porpoises and Atlantic grey seals.

The project will consist of a talk by Seawatch Foundation & field trip in the New Quay area. This will be followed by music composition workshops & masterclasses in Cardigan.

You will work towards writing new music based on data collection and inspiration from the local environment. The final day will culminate in a performance and/or recording.

Funded by Arts Council Wales, ‘Biophony’, follow’s on from last year’s research & development.