The Sound Artist
Sebastiane Hegarty takes a walk through our sonic environment and discusses the music inspired by natural sound.
As a sound artist, he says, he doesn't search for particular sounds, but instead immerses himself in a noise-rich world and uses what comes to him.
Out on the moors, he finds "the gnawing of wasps on a wooden fence, the chaotic percussion of rain on barbed wire, the desolate spatial collapse of a barn door closing....Listening, like walking, allows us to discover or perhaps uncover what is already there: to apprehend the unfamiliar within the familiar."
Sebastiane introduces us to his some of his own work, and discusses the influence of other sound artists and composers including John Cage.