Beatboxer takes on birds to recreate sounds of spring

A leading UK beatboxer has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds to celebrate the sounds of spring and encourage people in Northumberland to get outdoors.

The album of tweet music was commissioned by the National Trust after research found that listening to birdsong, one of the Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, not only makes people calmer, but boosts positivity.

Beatboxer and sound sculptor Jason Singh. Picture by National Trust.

Beatboxer and sound sculptor Jason Singh. Picture by National Trust.

In a poll of more than 2,000 people, of those living in North East, the National Trust found that 70 per cent declared that birdsong was their favourite sound of spring.

Beatboxer and vocal sculptor Jason Singh visited National Trust places for inspiration before creating the album, which features birds and wildlife including blackbirds, robins, woodpeckers, crows, skylarks, owls, warblers, buzzards, frogs and crickets.

“I love the magic of spring, when the silence of winter comes to an end, you can feel a real sense of change as the parkland erupts with noise, bursts of colour and new life,” he said.

“This is what makes spring so special for me and it’s this that I really wanted to capture in this project.

“It was important to me that the bird calls and environments I recreated were as life like and authentic as possible, so it was great to work with the National Trust’s nature experts to better understand the flora and fauna of spring.”