Chris Watson recording on the coast
Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
25 Sep 2014 — 01 Jul 2020
  • Artists’ Projects
Renowned natural history sound recordist and 2014 Handel Foundling Fellow Chris Watson worked with young care-leavers recording the sounds of the dawn chorus on the site of the original Foundling Hospital.

Inspired by the genetic link today’s birds have with those that sang here for the eighteenth and nineteenth century foundlings, Watson’s installation links past and present through a poetic meditation on the importance of place. Hear the sounds of the birds piped through the Museum as you ascend the staircase.