Chris Watson is one of the leading nature field recordists in the world. That means he spends a lot of time traveling to remote parts of the planet to record sounds you might never hear otherwise — cheetahs purring, glaciers melting, or the Capercaillie’s intricate mating display. He’s been interested in “secret sound worlds” since he was a little kid.
For Chris Watson, listening is a complicated thing. It’s about hearing amazing sounds, but it’s also about memory, mindfulness, and ecology.
Originally aired on Re:sound.