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The Hidden Music of Trees

by Jason Singh

26 and 27 August 2023


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The Hidden Music of Trees is an outdoor sound installation that enables listeners to experience music composed by trees.

The soundscapes are generated entirely by trees using bio-feedback technology which converts small electrical signals created by each tree into pitch information, which is played through a range of analogue synthesisers.

Placed around Museum Square, there are 10 coloured wooden plaques attached to 10 different trees, and each plaque contains a unique tree symbol. The tree symbols are like a QR code. To listen to the tree compositions, simply download the free Artivive app on a mobile phone, open the app and point it at the tree symbol to activate the unique tree soundscape.


To experience The Hidden Music of Trees, please download the free app Artivive, available on Android and Apple devices. Once you’ve opened the app, scan the wooden plaques on the trees to access an animation and soundscape. You can control volume levels on your device.

Download Artivive for Android here.

Download Artivive for Apple here.


Access information: 

What to expect:

  • Speech free
  • On the move
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Join in

Museum Square is a park on New Walk, next to the museum, with different entrances, one of them with steps. The entrance coming from New Walk Museum is wide and open, without kerbs. The pathways are not tarmaced.

If you have any questions over access or want to request some additional provisions to assist you in attending this performance, please contact


The Hidden Music of Trees was made possible by funding from Without Walls, Timber Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Certain Blacks, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and Arts Council England.

Two people and a dog in a park, with one of them scanning a QR code on a tree.

Image: Jason Singh