Voces del Bosque-Symphonic Forest: interspecific music in the Choco Andino Region


Symphonic Forest: interspecific music in the Choco Andino Region

Wind Ensemble

Start: 01/05 14:30 UTC+1

Yungilla, Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

The Wind Ensemble will create "Bird Rondadores", musical instruments that mimic the vocalizations of the birds of the Chocó Andino. In this way, we hope to achieve an artistic composition through the interaction of the musicians with the song of the birds and the forest.
Voces del Bosque is an organization that supports art expressions to collectively celebrate the human and Mother Nature bond. We will stream the sounds of the Chocó Andino Biosphere Reserve of Ecuador. Specifically from the Yunguilla Valley, located only an hour and a half from Quito. The team will conduct a live broadcast during sunrise time (from 6: 10-7: 10 am (Ecuadorian time, UTC-05). This time, we arranged a "WIND ENSEMBLE" concert. A traditional wind orchestra from the Andes that proposes the revaluation, research and development of Andean instruments in Ecuador. They will play with "Bird Rondadores" or musical instruments that mimic the sounds of the vocalizations of a few birds species of the Andean Chocó. In this way, the artistic composition will be made through the interaction of the musicians with the song of the birds of the area. This type of composition that mixes the interaction of animal sounds as part of the musical performance is known as "inter-specific music"; which seeks respect for the natural environment and thus encourages musical exploration through interaction with nature.

We seek through this event to sensitize the public about the value and care of this important ecosystem of Ecuador. As well as giving "voice" to the megadiverse forest of the Andean Chocó, which has around 640 species of birds, 150 species of mammals, 120 of amphibians, 90 species of reptiles and more than 3000 species of plants. In addition to housing endemic species such as the glass frog (Hyloscirtus mashpi) and the umbrella bird (Cephalopterus penduliger) and endangered animals such as the Andean bear (Tremarctus ornatus) and the brown capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus). In addition, with this we want to publicize the serious current threats that the forests and communities of the area face, such as mining.