About Us

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Andrew Skeoch: nature sound recording
Sarah Koschak: photography


Nature recordings are our way of sharing a passion and love of nature.

We have always had a great love of the bush - our first 'date' was a bushwalk to a mountain waterfall overhanging with tree ferns. That was 21 years ago, and even though we have been travelling and exploring together ever since, it seems we have barely touched the surface of what the world and nature has to show us.

Listening to the sounds of nature is very restful and relaxing. This was our initial inspiration; wondering whether other people would enjoy the sounds of the bush as much as we were. So in 1993, we estabished our business; 'Listening Earth', to share that experience. At the time it seemed an strange thing to do - create CDs without any music on them, but we have followed our hearts, and since then people all around the world have told us how much our recordings mean to them.

Every one of our recordings begins with a journey, often involving several months of field work in remote locations. People often think we have great holidays on our field trips. We certainly enjoy our time exploring nature, however obtaining the quality of material we strive for takes patience and perseverence, and our journeys are frequently challenging in one way or another. Over the years, we have taught ourselves most of what we know; not only about the creatures we record, but also the techniques of our art.

We live surrounded by native bush in Australia, near the central Victorian town of Castlemaine. In 1999 we moved into our mud-brick home, and it is from here that we run our office and studio, powered by solar electricity.

In the bush around us we have wallabies, kangaroos, sugar gliders, even occasionally koalas, plus a wealth of birdlife including Square-tailed Kites that bred nearby last year, and the rare Button Quail that we sometimes see among the tussock grasses. It all makes a wonderful distraction from our office work, and inspires us in what we have chosen to do with our lives.

Read more from us on our blog:

10 Misconceptions about nature recordings
Recording nature sounds with Andrew