Composer and sound engineer Chris Watson records sounds in nature. For underwater recordings, he uses a hydrophone. The resulting recordings reveal that animals in the sea are constantly communicating with each other. From his sound archive, Watson presents the clicking sound of pistol shrimps, the sounds produced by the swim bladders of haddocks, and the song of the blue whale. The sea, it becomes clear, is not a place of silence.
“There is no silence in the natural world.”
– Chris Watson