Artist Talks: Chris Hails
Welcome to our second episode of this series where we have conversations with the best nature listeners in the world.
In this episode, Chris Hails talks about his multi-faceted career as an ecologist and zoologist in Malaysia, an environmental advisor in Singapore and Conservationist in Switzerland. Nature field recording has been a practice for Chris since tape recorder days. He has a PhD in bird ecology, and his professional activities have led him to research, teach and advise, with the efforts of saving the environment.
We discuss why there is so much disconnection between people and Nature, ways to bridge this gap and be conscious about our own consumer patterns and the connection to politics.
As a staple in this series, we talk about being in nature, deep listening and being alone in the dark outside.
Chris’ book Birds of Singapore
Tools for species ID:
Chris’ Website Wild Echoes
Literature and films mentioned:
Memoirs of a Birdman by Ludwig Koch
The Singing Planet, by Liz McKenzie
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