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Chris Watson, the Anti-Ahab (MP3)

From a Touch Editions field recording workshop in England


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, 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.

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Track originally posted at for free download. More on the recent event at The above photo accompanied the original post; it is credited to Sunouchi Motohiro.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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