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A nocturnal soundscape in the tropical greenhouse

Night sounds played in the tropical house of the Botanic Garden during the 24 hours of Nature

2017.08.01 | Louise Balslev

Saturday the 21st of May it was possible to experience the sounds of the night in the tropics as part of the celebration of ”24 hours of Nature”.

Since 2014, a sound installation that imitates the natural sound of the environment has played as the auditive dimension of the greenhouses. The system Sound-O-Matic was made to make the sounds appear in a natural way through more than hundred speakers in the greenhouses. Audio designer Marcus Hjelmborg who composed the sound installation for the greenhouses has again together with Bjørn Dam Larsen composed a unique night scene for the tropical greenhouse. From 8 pm the sound of the twilight and nocturnal insect and animal sounds took over in the tropical greenhouse. The sound installation was created with the support of TEKNE 2017, CAVI’s strategic collaboration project in Aarhus 2017 – European Capital of Culture.

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