Salon X

Wednesday 14th September 2011

White Noise

A big thank you to our auracular speakers (with special thanks to Chris for travelling all the way down from Northumberland).

Within 30 minutes of meeting we will have lied to each other 3 times. So said Ian Leslie who explained why we are all Born Liars.

Mary Mc Caughey, who has developed the sensual concept of English Garden Lounging, ran an impressionistic set, on the influence of art on architecture; her work, her love and her passion.

And Chris Watson, the world's premier nature-o-grapher. Chris travels the world putting his microphone where Attenborough fears to put his ears and took us on his phenomenal 'Journey South', an aural soundscape of the remotest continent.

And for those of you who tried our Sound Spot Competition, they were ravens.


  • Ian Leslie

    Ian Leslie

    Born Liars

    Ian Leslie is a writer who lives in London. BORN LIARS, his book about the role of lying in our lives, will be published in Spring 2011. Ian's first book, TO BE PRESIDENT, was described by Sky's Adam Boulton as "the most comprehensive . . .
  • Chris Watson

    Chris Watson

    Nature Disco

    Watson is one of the world's leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena, and for Touch he edits his field recordings into a filmic narrative. For example. the unearthly groaning of ice in an Icelandic glacier is a classic . . .