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Living Soundscapes: A digital, vegetal interface to spark your creativity for all-ages


Facilitator: Joah Lui

On a recent trip to Toronto, I met artists Tosca Teran and Andrei Gravelle ( and began to learn about hacking technology to create Bio-Sound-Art with mycelium, plants and other living bodies. With them, I was able to build and bring back my very own portable Bio-sonification module to sample, amplify and record microscopic fluctuations in conductivity. Could this be what our ENERGY or QI sounds like? If you’d like to experience what the invisible layers of the forest sound like, bring some art supplies and join me for a quiet and contemplative time to draw, paint, write, sculpt, etc. This will be a 2-hour experience culminating in a temporary gallery exhibit at the end of the workshop.

All ages welcome with children 15 years and under accompanied by an adult.

Facilitator Bio:

Joah Lui aka digi majou is a maker, filmmaker, and community-engaged media artist enlivening stories and activating audiences through video, sound, interactive installations and accessible technology.  With gratitude, Joah creates on the beautiful, storied lands and waters of the shíshálh and Sḵwxwú7mesh peoples.

What to bring:

Water, power snacks, sturdy footwear, art supplies to draw, paint, write or sculpt, cushion and/or blanket or portable chairs you can hike in with.


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Program runs rain or shine

Suggested donation on location is $10 or more per adult, per program. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and goes directly to building the Living Forest Institute. No one is turned away.

No washrooms and no cell phone (GPS) service on location

Dress in layers as it is cool in the forest

No smoking and no dogs allowed

Take only photographs and leave only footprints

Earlier Event: August 18
Backwoods Jazz: An all-ages concert