Press Release, 20th October 2015
In a novel venture for the area, the musicians of the band ‘Burger Project’ and the children of Prespa created music together out in nature. Armed with musical instruments and sound recorders they went out on some of the most beautiful of the area’s trails aiming to write music, drawing inspiration from the countryside around them.
Download the tracks in mp3 (right click, save as):
The children’s two-day musical excursion closed with a concert from the well-known band at the Patoulideio Sports Centre. The musicians then returned to Athens, where they edited the material and put together two tracks.
These songs can also be downloaded by visitors to the area using QR codes found on the signs which have recently been put in place by the Society for the Protection of Prespa to mark trails in the unique juniper forests of Prespa. So, now a walk through the forest can be accompanied by a soundtrack of music from the children and ‘Burger Project’.
The ‘Burger Project’ visit was an initiative of the Society of the Protection of Prespa, and was part of the activities designed for children of the area which take place in the Municipal Library in Laimos, in collaboration with the Municipality of Prespa. The aim of the visit was for the children to come into contact with nature through fun creative activities like music, with inspiration from the unique environment of Prespa.
We warmly thank the Florina Bus Company for transporting the children to the starting points of the trails free of charge, and of course the children of Prespa who participated enthusiastically in the activity.
Notes for editors:
1) To enjoy a hike in the Greek Juniper Woods you can download the Prespa Juniper app, which includes maps and information about the interesting points that you come across while walking along the trails.
2) The trails were marked as part of the LIFE JunEx project (LIFE12 NAT/GR/000539), which is being carried out by the Society for the Protection of Prespa and the Greek Centre for Wetland Biotopes. The project aims to protect the juniper forests of Prespa with a series of measures, such as rubbish clearance, experimental selected logging of broadleaved trees, and the controlled re-introduction of grazing in these forest areas. More information about the project can be found here.