Earlier this week, Touch Editions put together a two-night, three-day field recording event as part of its ongoing 30th anniversary. The event was headlined by Chris Watson, wildlife sound legend — at least to those who pay attention to wildlife sound.
The Touch podcast, over at touchradio.org.uk, has now posted a December 8 recording from Sea Palling in Norfolk, England, to commemorate the event (MP3. It’s the deep white noise of the ocean, and Watson is its anti-Ahab: determined in his pursuit of the ubiquitous. The fidelity and placidity are remarkable.