Chilterns Conservation and Heritage focussed project – Chalk, Cherries and Chairs – is excited to release “Get on your boots” a lively and vibrant new song written and performed by High Wycombe based musician Jazz Dylan.
Jazz, a singer-songwriter from High Wycombe who studied at Bucks New University, said “Get on your boots is all about getting outdoors and experiencing new places. High Wycombe is right on the doorstep of the Chilterns and during lockdown I came to really appreciate how close I was to nature and the huge impact it can have on your mental wellbeing. One of my favourite things about the Chilterns is the amount of sky we have and getting to see all the birds flying. I don’t know what it is about red kites that I love so much, I just think they are awesome. When coming back from holiday one of the signals I’m nearly there is the sound of a red kite “calling my name home”.
The song and accompanying music video, showcasing some of the wonderful Chilterns landscape, is now available to listen to on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MNtgZgZRAk
The Project team is now calling out for more local artists and musicians, to find out more about the sonic map and contribute with their own songs, poems or sounds that will help people connect to the Chilterns landscape. Locals are encouraged to find out more about the project on the website here: https://www.chilternsaonb.org/echoed-locations.html
About Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme
Chalk, Cherries & Chairs is an ambitious five-year scheme which aims to connect local people to the wildlife and cultural heritage of the Central Chilterns. The scheme operates under three themes – wildlife, heritage and people – but the projects which fall under these three themes are all designed with the Chilterns landscape in mind. No less than eighteen interweaving projects share common threads, including volunteering, learning and digital media. the scheme will also provide small grants to encourage community initiatives.
To learn more, visit our website: https://www.chilternsaonb.org/projects/CCC.html
About the Echoed Locations project
Through sensory engagement it will reinvigorate contact with the Chilterns countryside for those living within it, as well as those living around its periphery.
Residents, visitors, and stakeholders will mass curate a sonic map of the Chilterns which will document elements of the acoustic environment that have a personal resonance for them. These recordings might take place as part of a school program, a volunteer-led outing into the Chilterns, or on an ad-hoc basis by interested residents of all ages from the Central Chilterns area. Urban 16-20-year-olds are especially encouraged to get involved, as volunteer facilitators will help these students learn new skills such as sound recording, mixing, and performance. These creative responses will then be performed or installed at a variety of Chiltern locations.
You can learn more about the project here: www.chilternsaonb.org/echoed-locations