Walking piece details
This Sonic Byte is a 14-minute stroll through a lowland subtropical rainforest wedged between the town of Wingham and the Manning River on the Mid North Coast of NSW (Australia), Wingham Brush Nature Reserve—a place that has survived enormous change since the colonisation of the Manning Valley.
Early one morning on a long weekend, I took time to consider how remarkable this pocket of remnant forest is with its giant fig trees, birdlife, and the noisy, chattering grey-headed flying foxes.
My time recording the sounds of Wingham Brush over several days is part of a project exploring the future of regional communities like Wingham, to develop a series of sound-based works for the NSW Regional Futures project, and an exhibition at the Manning Regional Art Gallery in March 2023.
I recorded this walk on my mobile phone.
More about Regional Futures – https://regionalfutures.net.au/artists/kimgoldsmith/
More about Kim V. Goldsmith’s Regional Futures work – https://kvgoldsmithart.com/current-work/vaticinor/