Original Sound Baths & Audio Recordings

Listen To Original Soundscapes & Audio Recordings Created With Nature Sounds


About soundscapes

In 2020, Sonja Kanno launched the Innenwald project (Inner Forest project), which includes installation art, Indoor Forest Bathing, and intuitive painting workshops. To create a more immersive experience, Kanno began recording nature sounds from various natural environments. For the Innenwald Sound Bath, bird sounds were captured in Nara's primordial forest and combined with original instruments and computer-generated audio compositions, creating a unique and captivating soundscape for exhibition visitors and workshop participants to enjoy.

The Elements Of Soundscapes


Nature Sound Recordings

The artist ventures out into different natural environments to capture unique sounds such as birds, rain, wind, or thunderstorms.

Ceramic, goat skin, wood, cotton, wool | 2019

Original Instruments

Selected soundscapes feature the incorporation of hand-crafted instruments, including drums, flutes, and string instruments.


Digital Sound Compositions

To enhance the original sound recordings, the artist creates digital compositions on a computer.

Innenwald Sound Bath

A sound bath for Indoor Forest Bathing and Intuitive Painting Workshops.

Title: Innenwald Sound Bath
Duration: 90 minutes
Medium: Digital audio file
Year: 2020 - present

Sound Sample

Sound sample of Innenwald Sound Bath (4:30 minutes)


What is Innenwald


Innenwald is a combination of the German words Innenwelt (Inner World) and Wald (Forest or Woods). It can be translated into English as Inner Forest, Indoor Forest, or Forest Within. The artist Sonja Kanno has created this word, to describe the metaphorical forest of thoughts, feelings, and memories that lives inside of us. To some, this is a place of shadows and mystery. To others, it can be a place of insight and inner peace.


The Innenwald Project

Created in 2020 by Sonja Kanno, the Innenwald project is a collection of artworks and art projects, including Indoor Forest Bathing with original aroma compositions and soundscapes, as well as art installations, interactive media art, paintings, and workshops.