With nearly all wildlife and natural history work it’s a solitary process. You can’t talk about it when you’re recording, you’ve just got to move the microphones and do it. In that sense there’s an easy analogy with photography. It’s a solitary activity. I then like going through the process of selection, editing, composition, production, performance, whether it’s a radio broadcast or a sound installation, which you then share with as many people as you can to engage with them. I really like that idea of going from the point source.
– Chris Watson On Recording The Music Of The Natural World
Stormbeach: A sound-work by Chris Watson, recorded on location on Orford Ness in response to the Stormbeach chapter in Robert Macfarlane’s The Wild Places.