Salon X | London 14th September 2011

White Noise

Hello. We might have only just met, but by the time we’ve spent 30 minutes together we will have lied to each other 3 times. So says Ian Leslie who will explain why we are all Born Liars. We also have Mary McCaughey, on the subject of the influence of art on architecture, her work, her love and her passion. And we have Chris Watson, the world’s premier nature-o-grapher, Chris travels the world putting his microphone where Attenborough fears to put his ears and will take us on his ‘Journey South’, an aural soundscape of the remotest continent.

Doors open at 7pm, prick up your ears for 8.

Chris Watson
Nature Disco

Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena, and for Touch he edits his field recordings into a filmic narrative. For example. the unearthly groaning of ice in an Icelandic glacier is a classic . . .

Mary McCaughey
The Influence of Art on Architecture

Mary McCaughey developed the famed concept of English Garden Lounging. Her company is responsible for curating of art exhibitions in the most magical of settings. She’s curated-created for the The Tate the Turner Prize and for the . . .

Ian Leslie
Born Liars

Ian Leslie is a writer who lives in London. BORN LIARS, his book about the role of lying in our lives, will be published in Spring 2011. Ian’s first book, TO BE PRESIDENT, was described by Sky’s Adam Boulton as “the most comprehensive account yet of the historic 2008 presidential election”. He has contributed pieces to The Guardian, The Times and Prospect. He’s appeared as a talking head on BBC News, Sky News, Radio 4 and Five Live. He is somewhat uncomfortable about referring to himself in the third person.