Sonica Botanica: Stories & Sounds from the Gardens
Immerse yourself in intertwining stories, atmospheric music and mesmerising sounds of the natural environment in Sonica Botanica. Weaving together interviews, field recordings and a musical score, this evocative listening experience responds to collectors’ passions, botanical knowledge, favourite memories, childhood impressions, historical anecdotes and cultural viewpoints. Use your smartphone and headphones to take in these sublime sonic snapshots in this self-guided experience created by Melbourne sound artist Patrick Cronin. Celebrating the special landscapes at Melbourne Gardens, the first episode responds to the newly designed Arid Garden and the second episode will respond to Oak Lawn and surrounds. The remaining two episodes will be released throughout 2021 as part of the Gardens’ 175th program.