If you are lucky enough to pop by the park on the right Saturday afternoon, you’re likely to find the terraced, leafy oasis filled with a diverse array of deep listeners. Giggling children hanging in branches, young couples embracing on patterned blankets, and intent heads swaying on bodies nestled in the curves of a mosaicked serpent. They're all tuning into the energetic center of the park, which is a large tree. Under this tree, there's someone – either a world-famous musician or an emerging bedroom producer – emanating some natural, sonic wavelengths from beneath the latticework of branches.
You've stumbled onto "Listen to Music Outside in the Daylight Under a Tree," a bi-monthly, free event hosted by Leaving Records founder Matthew David McQueen, also known as Matthewdavid.
As opposed to a recorded music exchange, "Listen to Music Outside in the Daylight Under a Tree" is an opportunity for curious humans to commune with each other and their environment. It’s an exercise in community-building and a celebration of our connection to nature. It brings people together as it sketches the outer edges of sound.