UK musicians launch first recording studio dedicated to carbon capture

Migration Studios

The world’s first music studio dedicated to carbon capture has opened at Cotehay Farm, Brockhampton, Gloucestershire (UK). Named ‘Migration Studios’ the professional, independent recording studio will channel 100% of booking proceeds into the new environmental arts charity, Platform Earth, to fund UK-based carbon capture projects to tackle climate change.

The first project Migration Studios will help to fund is the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project, a restoration and rewilding partnership working to conserve 304 square kilometres of Sussex coastline, once home to one of the UK’s most biodiverse habitats.

Platform Earth Trustee and co-founder of Migration Studios, Ruth Ganesh comments: “We are passionate about this project as the native kelp locks 20 times more carbon than land-based forests, grows 20 times faster and will have seismic repercussions for carbon capture and biodiversity. Successful restoration of the area has the potential to lock away as much carbon as London’s music industry emits every single year.”

The launch of Migration Studios in late October saw over 20 musicians, producers and instrumentalists spend three days collectively writing, recording and producing a record to mark the occasion. The record produced, ‘MO0001:‘The First Movement’, will be released alongside a documentary of the creative process directed by Italian filmmaker Carlotta Bianchi. The studio launch and inaugural recording session was sponsored by Gloucestershire’s Dunkertons Organic Cider,  and the two additional production spaces for the event were supplied and sponsored by Focusrite, Adam Audio and Novation.

Head of Production and Migration Studios co-founder, Richard Jahn explains: “Migration Orchestra seeks to connect musicians back to collaborative music making, which due to the pandemic and other factors has splintered music creation, more often than not, into largely solitary endeavours.”

Migration Orchestra is an experimental orchestra that blends ultra-modern production techniques with classical orchestral elements, aiming to reformulate and modernise the confines of what an orchestra is traditionally considered to be.

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