Chris Watson’s Secret Worlds

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.

Soundscape: Peru

When I travel, I take binaural microphones and collect sounds of the places I’m visiting. Here’s a soundscape from Peru.

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