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Eavesdrop is a sonic nature trail taking place across Otley from 26th June – 3rd October 2021. It has been created from over 200 hours of field recordings captured throughout the town and its surrounding nature reserves.

Wildlife inspired sound pieces, accessed via QR codes, have been installed in five locations across Otley.

The sound and music has been recorded and mixed in binaural creating an immersive 3D sound world when experienced in situ on headphones.

Field recordings have been sampled and manipulated to create virtual instruments used to compose the musical underscore.


James Hamilton is a Belfast born musician based in Yorkshire. For over a decade he has worked as a professional composer, arranger, trumpet player and educator throughout the UK and beyond. After studying Jazz performance and an MA in composition, he began...

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