Illustrious was part of a major collaborative team working with In Place Of War to participate in a jointly created exhibition entitled ’Sounds Of The Columbian Rainforest’.
Martyn Ware composed the soundscape Forestronic, which became part of a much larger project. Cucusonic is an album created by a collaborative collective of Colombian bio-scientists, anthropologists, and musicians – partnered with University of Manchester’s ‘Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology’ and charity In Place of War.
Other features of the Cucusonic album included:
* Brian Eno, Coldcut, Kate Simko, Laima Leyton, Martyn Ware, Matthew Dear, Osunlade, and more create new music for Cucusonic – a 19 track compilation exploring Colombia’s biodiversity
* A collaboration with Colombian bio-scientists, anthropologists, 19 musicians, University of Manchester’s ‘Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology’ and charity In Place of War
* Each track includes field recordings collected by a network of diverse local communities in Colombia’s Neotropical forests
* A 100% recycled release – with vinyl made from 100% recycled PVC pellets and 100% recycled sleeves