Chris Watson, UK, 1952.

Chris Watson is a natural sound recorder who specialises in capturing environments which are inaccessible to humans such as inside a glacier, or deep in the sand on a beach.

Born in Sheffield, England, Watson started his career by joining Tyne Tees Television in 1981, and has also worked for the BBC making documentaries with David Attenborough such as “Life” and “The Life of Birds”, in 1996 won a BAFTA for “Best Factual Sound”. In 2012 Watson’s work won another BAFTA for “Best Factual Sound” for David Attenborough’s BBC documentary “Frozen Planet”. These are just a few of the works Watson has been involved in and has many more accolades to his name including radio and film.

Find the above information and much more in Chris Watson’s biography on his official page, which also features many more photos..

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Photo: Watson, K. (2010). Chris Watson. Retrieved from

Watson is a very active acoustic ecologist and uses his fame to raise awareness of the cause by organising events, with the next one being the 23rd May 2015 in Sheffield: Sound Recording Weekend with Chris Watson.

His blog is also very active and up to date with much news related to his recording work and acoustic ecology.

For information on Watson’s commercial releases and to make a purchase, visit his Discography and Reviews section with many releases being with the Touch Music label.