Faint SignalsCurrent, Digital, Research and Development
An invitation to slow down, an opportunity to experience an imagined British woodland, densely populated with sounds of nature from the British Library’s archive.
Faint Signals is an ambient and slow experience of discovery, exploring the world one step at a time. With thousands of combinations of sounds, your constantly evolving experience will be unique to you.
Each tile scrolled past unlocks a narrative and rich vein of sounds from the forest, all of which are based on real life environments, with wildlife, weather and other nature sounds reflecting the diversity and complexity of ecosystems in the Yorkshire region.
The work has been commissioned by the British Library as part of Light Night Leeds 2020. With special thanks to Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Wildlife & Environmental Sounds at the British Library; Claire Booth-Kurpnieks, Researcher and Tereza Dankova, Web Developer.