Andrew Skeoch is a naturalist and one of Australia's best-known nature sound recordists.

Together with his partner, photographer Sarah Koschak, he established the independent label Listening Earth in 1993 to publish authentic, natural soundscape recordings. This work has now taken him around the world, documenting the sounds of iconic landscapes and threatened ecosystems.

To date, they have published over 80 albums, and Listening Earth has grown to include the work of pre-eminent colleagues. Their CD albums 'A Morning in the Australian Bush' and 'Favourite Australian Birdsong' have each sold over 50,000 copies. Andrew has also contributed sounds to films such as 'Pirates of the Carribean', Disney's 2016 remake of 'The Jungle Book' and Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to 'Rabbit Proof Fence'.

As a musician, Andrew has researched and taught harmonic vocal techniques, forming and directing an 8-voice choir to explore this innovative repertoire. He has also recorded an album of his own compositions performed on solo lute. More recently, he has been learning West African percussion traditions - for the sheer fun of it.

All of these realms of expertise come together in his talks; his first-hand experience of natural habitats from rainforests to the tundra, an eclectic range of musical interests, and a desire to address the fundamental question of our human relationship with the living biosphere.

This broad perspective - weaving unique perspectives on evolutionary biology with a simple encouragement to listen more deeply to life around us - has lead to invitations to present before a wide range of audiences. He regularly lectures at university, and speaks for local naturalist groups. He was a keynote speaker at Griffith University's 'Sonic Environments' conference in 2016. One of his three presentations at the Woodford Folk Festival was recorded by ABC Radio for the Big Ideas program, and he has just recently presented a TEDx talk in Canberra.

As much as anything, Andrew describes himself as a listener, hearing his place in the world.

"I feel that we need to listen to the natural world afresh, and hear ourselves as part of it. Perhaps then we can find more organic ways to express ourselves, and celebrate our natural place in the biosphere."