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.

Upcoming events
11 May Apollo Bay: Presentation: 'Birdsong and Nature Listening', Apollo Bay Community Hall, 4 Whelan St. 7pm. Drinks and snacks provided Free event, Bookings required
13 May Apollo Bay: Birdsong and Nature Listening Walk, Barham Paradise Scenic Reserve, 9am. Free event, Bookings required
13 May Apollo Bay: Deep Listening to Nature Book Launch, Wildlife Wonders, 475 Great Ocean Rd. 1pm. Snacks provided.
Free event, Bookings required
20 May Heidi Gallery, Melbourne: 1 hr listening/interpretive walk and Acoustic Ecology field workshop, as part of the Open House Program. 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen. 9am Bookings required
21 May Interview with Kya Moore on 'The Upshot', MainFM, 11am-12 Listen to the interview
3 June Sandon: Leading a nature walk for Birdlife Castlemaine District Info
16 June 'In Conversation' at Readings, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, 6.30pm Info, free event but space limited and bookings required
16 November Geelong Field Naturalists Club. Presentation: 'Tuning in to the Dawn Chorus'. 8pm Info

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.