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Darren Tansley

Music of the Marshes

I'm helping restore the Suffolk Broads wetlands for Suffolk Wildlife Trust because we need to reverse the losses of the past

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Suffolk Broads Nature Reserve

Help Sir David Attenborough and Suffolk Wildlife Trust raise £1 million to create a spectacular new nature reserve near the East Anglian coast

Charity Registration No. 262777

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Land drainage in the twentieth century destroyed huge areas of vibrant wetlands but there is now a chance for Suffolk Wildlife Trust to buy and restore the remnants of the Suffolk Broads marshes to the west of Lowestoft, creating 1011 acres of interconnected wetlands.

I am fundraising for this £1m land purchase by composing a piece of music that is both inspired by, and partly recorded in that landscape. For every pound you donate, I will compose and record 1 second of a sweeping musical soundscape reflecting and inspired by the Suffolk Broads. A mixture of orchestral, folk and contemporary instrumentation as well as 'found sound' recorded on location, will become a final piece of music up to 1011 seconds long (16 minutes and 51 seconds) - a second for every acre of this amazing new reserve.

Please ensure I have to work hard for this donation to the Trust and that this a long piece of music - not a jingle! The final piece will be donated to Suffolk Wildlife Trust and will be available to hear online in the new year. Thanks for supporting wildlife through music and remember - Every Second Counts!

Find out more at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/suffolkbroads

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  • (c) Suffolk Wildlife Trust An aerial view of the site and species that could return
  • Darren surveying for water voles
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