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Background





The sounds we will be recording include the individual and collective sounds that vocalizing animals create in this environment across a range of frequencies including the ultrasonic (bat signal) and the sounds, including speech, that express the human ways of knowing and being in the rainforest environment.

These sounds communicate an understanding of biodiversity in the face of climate change, on one level providing information about species behaviour and a diminishing but vital biophany and on another level reflecting the human relationships with the forest.

This includes the words and stories local people have about this environment and the names of new species that scientists may discover and those of species that may disappear in time.







Cucusonic works in partnership with The University of Manchester, the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology and In Place Of War, thanks to the support of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Additional support comes from Finnish institution Kone Foundation (Saari Residence).