Forest 404

Forest 404

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Can you feel loss for something you’ve never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. #Forest404


S9: Bonobo’s Theme
May 29, 2019 • 25 min
Our final soundscape, a full playout of the Forest 404 theme tune, composed by Bonobo. The track samples the whistling bird from the Sumatran rainforest recording that kick-starts Pan’s journey. Headphones are best. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest…
T9: Love Letter to the Forest…
May 29, 2019 • 25 min
A love letter to the forests of the world. Written by David Haskell, read by Pearl Mackie. The first forests grew 400 million years ago. Time enough for them to have listened to this world and discovered how to bring about new life. Produced by Eliza…
Ep9: Enigmata
May 29, 2019 • 25 min
Daria escorts Pan to The Convocation. An era has ended. Can, or should, a new one begin? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley.…
S8: The Memory Transfer
May 22, 2019 • 4 min
A soundscape for Episode 8. Theia’s half-remembered memory of her daughter humming by the sea’s edge, used by Guggy for the brain transfer. Wind howls, thunder cracks, gulls call overhead. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky…
T8: How will humans die out?
May 22, 2019 • 10 min
A talk for episode 8, an ode to Theia. Anthropologist Michael Rivera on our evolutionary history compared to other less successful species who became extinct. Are we heading in the same direction? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to…
Ep8: Future Conditional
May 22, 2019 • 20 min
Pan and Theia have a plan, but it’s a sketchy one and it’s probably going to go wrong. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each…
S7: Daria’s Nightmare
May 15, 2019 • 5 min
A soundscape for Episode 7. A full playout of one of Daria’s nightmares. Flesh and feather aberrations, horrific chirruping little fluff balls laughing through tiny keratin megaphones. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky…
T7: Would you vote for an AI government?
May 15, 2019 • 7 min
A talk for Episode 7. Biofuturist and sci-fi writer Elsa Sotiriadis on whether AI would run the country better than us humans. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to…
Ep7: Dreams of the Autopilot
May 15, 2019 • 18 min
Daria has a confession to make – a secret from her past that haunts her every night. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each…
S6: Pan’s Dwindling
May 8, 2019 • 4 min
A soundscape for Episode 6. A full playout of Pan’s dwindling as her system shuts down. Cicadas accelerate into oblivion, whales call from the deep, birds morph into monkeys, waves crash into white noise. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham…
T6: What is death in the digital age?
May 8, 2019 • 7 min
Cemetery Historian Katie Thornton on what happens to our digital selves when we die. Where are the cemeteries for our digital ghosts and who’s looking after them? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404…
Ep6: A New Leaf
May 8, 2019 • 22 min
In fear of seeing another civilisation self-destruct, Theia uncovers the truth behind Pan’s journey. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by…
S5: Theia’s Hometown
May 1, 2019 • 4 min
A soundscape for Episode 5. A walk through Theia’s hometown, the streets of St Petersburg. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural…
T5: Will we all become cyborgs?
May 1, 2019 • 7 min
A talk for Episode 5. Bioethicist Andy Miah on what cyborgs today can tell us about humanity’s future. Will genetic modification and life extension technology cause more or less social equality? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to…
Ep5: Last Days of the Slow World
May 1, 2019 • 24 min
Theia tells Pan the story of how the old world came to an end… An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its…
S4: Woodland Walk
Apr 25, 2019 • 5 min
A soundscape for Episode 4. A British woodland thick with birdsong; blackbirds, larks, dunnocks, wood pigeons. The rustle of leaves and the distant bleat of sheep. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to…
T4: Why do trees live so long?
Apr 25, 2019 • 6 min
A talk to go with Episode 4, when Pan sees her first ever tree. Forest canopy cameraman and expert tree-climber James Aldred explains how trees can stay alive for centuries. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest…
Ep4: Of Earthly Delights
Apr 25, 2019 • 23 min
Daria and The Hands close in on Pan as they race towards The Oil Lake. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes…
S3: Whale Songs
Apr 17, 2019 • 6 min
A soundscape for Episode 3. A full playout of the whale song that sent Pan to sleep. A watery montage of humpback, orca, bowhead and blue whales. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our…
T3: Could I live in darkness?
Apr 17, 2019 • 8 min
A talk to go with Episode 3. Now that Pan is down in The Inner, chronobiologist Herman Wijnen talks through what happens to our minds and bodies without sunlight. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. You can also take part in our Forest 404…
Ep3: Into The Inner
Apr 17, 2019 • 19 min
Pan finds an illegal brain shop to uncover how the recordings have changed her. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each…
S2: Frog Chorus
Apr 11, 2019 • 7 min
A soundscape to go with Episode 2. A full playout of the chorus of frogs that Pan plays to the Interlocutor. Frogs from across the world: burping, croaking, mating. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to…
T2: How is the sound of the world changing?
Apr 11, 2019 • 6 min
A talk to go with Episode 2. Musician Cosmo Sheldrake on how human noise pollution and climate change is impacting animals’ ability to communicate through sound. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. You can take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to…
Ep2: The Fumetown Priest
Apr 11, 2019 • 21 min
Pan goes on the run from Daria and The Hands to find answers deep down in Fumetown. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each…
S1: Rainforest Symphony
Apr 4, 2019 • 4 min
A soundscape to go with Episode 1. A full playout of the Sumatran rainforest recording that Pan finds. Whistling thrush, cicadas, howler monkeys. Flies buzz the microphone. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. And you…
T1: Why should I listen to trees?
Apr 4, 2019 • 8 min
A talk to go with Episode 1. Alex Smalley on the physical and mental health effects of spending time in nature. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. And you can take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at:…
Ep1: Life in the Fast Times
Apr 4, 2019 • 23 min
When Pan finds a 21st century recording of a rainforest, she has no idea what it is… An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each…
Ep0: Enter The Forest
Apr 2, 2019 • 2 min
Can you feel loss for something you’ve never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk…