Birdsong

An article in The Guardian last weekend discussed the Convention in Trade and Endangered Species (Cites) meeting in Bangkok.  It mentioned a few species that had already succumbed to extinction, which included the New Zealand laughing owl.  Unfortunately a trawl around the net informed me that the last sighting was in the early 20th century, […]

Chasing Sound

Last week I went to see the documentary Chasing Ice at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios.  It is an excellent film that follows the attempts of James Balog and his team to photograph receding glaciers in Alaska, Greenland and other parts of the Northern hemisphere.  At one stage during the process Balog poignantly suggested that his photographs […]

SHO-ZYG

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an afternoon of talks on environmental sound at Goldsmiths University, hosted by the UK and Ireland Soundscape Community.  Two of the presentations which I found particularly interesting were by Max Dixon, who was responsible for implementing the London Mayor’s Ambient Noise Strategy, and Lisa Lavia, managing director of […]