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Holy Island Sound Walk with Chris Watson
Sun 6 September 2015
The acclaimed BBC wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson’s final coastal sound walk was on Holy Island. The island and its connecting causeway protect tidal mudflats, saltmarshes and dunes that combine to create a unique home to wildlife, birds and grey seals. The walk also drew on research from Watson’s project In St Cuthbert’s Time, which captures the sonic environment of Holy Island as it might have been experienced in 700 A.D.
Chris Watson is a sound recordist specialising in natural history, with a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. Watson's sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. He has released many solo albums of field recordings on Touch records including: Outside the Circle of Fire, Stepping into the Dark and Weather Report.
His work as a BBC sound recordist includes the major David Attenborough television programmes The Life of Birds (1998) and The Life of Mammals (2001/2). In 2006 he was awarded an honorary doctorate “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sound recording technology, especially in the field of natural history and documentary location sound”.