Calls of the Wild: Chris Watson and Sir David Attenborough in Conversation

From 29 May to 5 September 2010, co-producers Sound and Music and Forma presented Chris Watson’s sound installation Whispering in the Leaves in the Palm House at Kew Gardens, part of Kew’s Summer Festival.

Chris Watson is a renowned sound recordist and BAFTA winner for his work on the BBC documentary The Life of Birds. In this video he talks to long-time colleague Sir David Attenborough about their experiences sound recording in the wild. The talk was held on 10 August at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and was kindly chaired by Richard Ranft, Head of the British Sound Archive.

Please note this is an excerpt of a 1.5 hour talk.