A Small Slice Of Tranquillity

Sound recordist Chris Watson tries to escape the noise of everyday life, cars, trains, planes, computers and mobile phones, as he searches for a little quiet.

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Chris Watson On Tranquillity
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Beginning inside the womb with the very first sounds we hear, this is an evocative and often surprising journey through a world of rhythms, noise and silence.

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Sound recordist Chris Watson, continues his search for a small slice of tranquility amid the noise of everyday life, when he visits a room that is absolutely silent, a moat in Suffolk and a tank of very salty water.

It's an evocative, surprising and fascinating journey from absolute silence to the earliest rhythms of life.