Andrew Skeoch

author - naturalist - wildlife sound recordist


Image: Sarah Koschak

Andrew is an educator, author, naturalist, environmental thinker, and one of Australia's best-known nature sound recordists.

Over the last thirty years, he has documenting the sounds of wild environments around the planet, and through his label Listening Earth, published over one hundred recordings featuring habitats from most continents. These albums consistently attract Spotify streaming figures in the many tens of thousands a week.

His recordings are featured in the audio installation at Sydney Wildlife World, plus the currently touring Australian Geographic / Northern Pictures immersive installation 'Our Country'. They have also contributed to feature films, including Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to Phillip Noyce's 'Rabbit Proof Fence', Disney's 2016 remake of 'The Jungle Book', and the upcoming 'Force of Nature' with Eric Bana.

Andrew is an experienced public speaker, having given presentations ranging from local community and school groups to university students. He has delivered radio features, keynote addresses and a TEDx talk, weaving spectacular recordings with visual analysis to engage a wide diversity of audiences.

Andrew is president of the Australian Wildlife Sound Recoding Group, a premier association of nature field recordists that encourages skills and passion in a new generation of enthusiasts.

Andrew's book Deep Listening to Nature, is available here.

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which I live and work; the Dja Dja Warrung. I pay respect to all First Nations people of Australia, recognise their connection to the land, and that sovereignty has never been ceded.