Andrew Skeoch ‘Deep Listening to Nature’

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Thursday, 4 April 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Andrew Skeoch documents the sounds of wild environments
Andrew Skeoch documents the sounds of wild environments

How can we engage our hearing to connect more deeply with nature around us? Through vibrant recordings and spectrogram analysis that shows the beauty of birdsong, Andrew Skeoch will guide us into hearing the languages of nature; developing our auditory awareness, identifying species by ear, recognising behaviours and repertoire, and finding empathy with the voices of other beings. We’ll hear the environment around us in a new way.

Andrew will be happy to sign copies of his new book.

Andrew Skeoch is a naturalist, sound recordist, environmental thinker and author of ‘Deep Listening to Nature’.

Over the last thirty years, he has documented the sounds of wild environments around the planet, and through his label 'Listening Earth', published over one hundred immersive soundscape recordings featuring habitats from most continents.

This experience has informed his educational work through both public speaking events and writings. He has given presentations to audiences ranging from local community and school groups to university students, plus radio features, keynote addresses and a TEDx talk.

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Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30 pm every Thursday from February to November. Talks last for 1 hour. We welcome donations by gold coins, notes, or electronically. The Friends use donations received at each talk to support Gardens’ programs and development and we thank all those who have donated. 

Unless otherwise indicated, talks are held in the ANBG Theatrette.

It is a good idea to reserve a seat at the talks that you wish to attend; talks may be booked out very quickly.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. 

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