Matt Cook is a sound artist and community practitioner, who is passionate about helping people appreciate and notice their environment. He often begins projects by walking through the landscape, and uses gathered sounds, shapes and colours to create interactive sonic-kinetic maps.
‘Brecon Sound Forage’ was created through a series of interactions with ornithologist Andrew King, the Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and local green wood-workers, in response to the Island Fields site in Brecon.
A series of field recordings gathered throughout Autumn 2021, this work celebrates, archives and critiques the biodiversity of Brecon’s Island Fields.
Brecon Sound Forage was installed at y Gaer during the Cop26 fortnight in Autumn 2021, played out of birdboxes outside to create an immersive soundscape.