Visitors to the Regent’s Park can now get to know the park’s trees in a new way following the launch of a free geolocation app.
Music for Trees app is a collaboration between The Royal Parks and the Royal Academy of Music. Visitors walking through the parkland are immersed in a musical soundscape composed by students from RAM, that changes depending on the surrounding trees.
We spoke with The Royal Parks' Arboricultural Officer, Matt Steinmann, who came up with the idea for the app. He often listens to the radio while surveying trees and wanted to see music created for the trees themselves.
His notes on the individual trees and species in the park were also part of the inspiration for the students.
You can download the app here.