Chris Watson


Chris Watson, one of the world's leading wildlife recorders, is preparing to bring sounds from rural Devon into the heart of RAMM. When using the stairway linking RAMM’s garden entrance to the Down to Earth gallery, visitors in 2015 will be treated to soundscapes from nearby coast and countryside. Chris is currently capturing sounds from rockpools and estuaries, farmland and meadow, pebblebed heathlands and oak woodlands. Four seasonal recordings from each location will be used to create a changing soundscape evocative of Devon’s diverse ecosystems.

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BAFTA award-winning audio recordist Chris Watson has worked with the BBC on many of their best-known natural history productions including Tweet of the Day, Frozen Planet and The Life of Birds. Passionate about sound, Chris was a founder member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire in 1971. Since 1981 he has made a career recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world.