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About / Sounds of the Forest

We are collecting the sounds of woodlands and forests from all around the world, creating a growing soundmap bringing together aural tones and textures from the world’s woodlands.

The sounds form an open source library, to be used by anyone to listen to and create from. Selected artists will be responding to the sounds that are gathered, creating music, audio, artwork or something else incredible, to be presented at Timber Festival 2021.


An annual three-day festival at the heart of the National Forest, Timber celebrates our connection to trees and woodlands through music, art and ideas, taking its inspiration from the transformed landscape of the National Forest in the Midlands.

Created by Wild Rumpus, built on top of Mapbox GL JS.


Find out how you can contribute here.

Reuse and attribution

All audio files found in this project are part of the Creative Commons Share Alike agreement.


For any queries or questions, email

Sounds of the Forest is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The second phase of the project is supported by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations.