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Voice of Nature | Thijs Biersteker



Tree rings show the impact of climate change over the years. The digital art installation Voice of Nature collects data coming from sensors in and around a tree, to generate a tree ring every second. Indicating the tree’s well being and the impact of the environmental changes as they are happening right now. Giving the tree a voice to talk about the urgency of climate change. 

The sensors measure amongst others the par light spectrum, moist levels, soil-moist rain levels, air quality and co2 levels. This data indicates the trees well being, second by second. For example an increase of polluted air or decrease of light coming in is directly visible on the giant aura like screen.

All attention goes to the economical impact of climate change, but what is the value of nature itself? Extracting data from nature will not only provide an insight in this wonderful world, but can also play a big role in raising the censorship on our most valuable resource.


Role: Music Composition, Sound Design, Interactive Sound System Design

Client: Thijs Biersteker, Government of China