The iForest is a sound installation by Pete M. Wyer. It has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Using between 18 speakers (Song of the Human, Winter Garden, WNYC, 2016) and 72 speakers (The Sky Beneath Our Feet, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles, 2020) every visitor’s experience is unique as they choose a path through the music.

Here is what people have said:

Emerging from our ‘hibernation’ into this exquisite natural setting, with a chorus of human voices singing to the heavens, it feels like a triumph of the human spirit set in the most glorious cathedral of nature. The installation takes on an entirely new meaning and significance we could never have foreseen when we were planning it with Pete all those months ago.

Julianne Rook, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles

I just visited Pete Wyer’s installation at Descanso Gardens and was blown away! The use of sound in partner with nature was stunning, and the vast reach of music was awe-inspiring. I’m so curious to learn some of the technical aspects of the project, primarily the ability to mix and reproduce 72 separate tracks to be played simultaneously.

John P, Los Angeles

This iForest Installation by composer Pete M. Wyer is pure Spirit. To walk through Nature listening to this choir of Mohawk voices giving thanks for Nature is Awe-inspiring. I carry it with me every day. This work was part of Drums Along the Hudson, an open-air Pow Wow held at Inwood Park in Manhattan.

Melissa, New York

Every walk through iForest is personal and unique.

I was captured by the harmonious environment created between man and nature. The intricate layering of voices from The Crossing is accompanied perfectly by the activity of the birds, wind, and rustling leaves.

Lory Diaz, Toronotonicity

Other-worldly, contemplative and calming.

Escape Brooklyn

The iForest is incredibly moving. It made me cry.

Mara, New York

I truly enjoyed the iforest. The immersive sound along with the environment was fabulous. 

Tripadvisor review from New York

An awesome experience

Tripadvisor review from New York

There’s A Singing Forest Hiding In New York And It’s Absolutely Magical…

…as though you’ve stepped into a movie that has given you your own magical soundtrack

As I left the iForest, I found myself reluctant to rejoin the civilized world. I had sunk so deeply into the natural world. I found myself noticing small details that I normally overlook in the landscape.

Now I know how angels sound

New York visitor (age 7)