CÂN Y COED Rainforest Symphony

Cheryl Beer

CÂN Y COED Rainforest Symphony invites audiences to connect with the environment through a unique collaboration with nature, where for the first time, the Rainforests of Wales sing out from beneath the bark to the digital world.

Hearing impaired, environmental sound artist and composer Cheryl Beer, has spent the last year working with the ancient Rainforests of Wales, composing music led by the vascular systems of four remaining enclaves. Her work reunites ancient Celtic grounds that would once have been joined together under the soil by the fine feathery threads of mycelium fungus, standing as one magnificent rainforest, and yet today, fragmented and fragile. By repurposing hearing aid and sensitive biomedical sound equipment, Cheryl has collated biorhythms created by conductivity deep within trees, ferns and moss, using these readings to unearth and compose a Symphony where every musical note played, is led by the ancient rainforests, themselves.

CÂN Y COED is an Unlimited Main Commission funded by the Arts Council of Wales.


When and where?

📅 16 – 26 June
📍 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

📅 29 June
📍 Pontio, Bangor

Audiences are invited to take a wooden QR Code and access CÂN Y COED in a place of their choice, either within the venues, or the outdoors space, transporting them from the busy urban capital, to the calm & tranquil Rainforests of Wales.

This experience is coming to Unity Festival in Cardiff and Bangor 2022! 🌲 🎶 🌳