The pilot project began with an artist residency at A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans  focusing on the Louisiana wetlands environment, one of the most threatened ecosystems in the United States. Led by Shay Nichols and Tulane Professor Thomas Sherry, we went on listening excursions to Jean La Fitte Natural Park, and recorded natural sounds and created music in nature. The project includes the creation of land-based music, videos of musicians creating music in nature that exemplify deep listening and collaboration with the natural world, and a dialogue with musicians and scientists about the power of listening to the natural world. We are creating a CD with compositions by Louisiana musicians, inspired by natural places such as the Atchafalaya swamp, Lake Henderson, Jean La Fitte Natural Park, and Isle de Jean Charles.  The CD will include natural sounds such as frog choruses and choruses of birds recorded by nature recordist Earl Robicheaux.