The Sound Artist

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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.

Sebastiane Hegarty explores the music inspired by natural sound.