Sound of the Year Awards 2022 – Best Natural Sound

I’m pleased to announce that my recording “Bombina bombina mysterious call” has been shortlisted for the Sound of the Year 2022: Best Natural Sound award.

From the everyday sounds that encapsulate the events of the past twelve months to the year’s most innovative and creative sound technology, the Sound of the Year Awards celebrates sound in all its forms and from all corners of the world. Over 800+ field recordists sent in submissions to this year’s awards!

You can now listen to the nominations on SOTYA website at

An awards ceremony will be held at The British Library in London on 11th May 2023. Keep your fingers crossed!

The Judges:

Alannah Chance – Audio Producer, Somerset House Trust

Ain Bailey – Sound Artist

Axel Kacoutié – Audio Artist and Poet

Christian Ching – Ecologist and Artist, Natural History Museum

​Chris Watson – Field Recordist

​Emeka Ogboh -Sound and Installation Artist

​Kate Carr – Field Recordist and Sound Artist, Flaming Pines

Kirsty Whalley – Oscar-Winning Mixing Engineer

Dr. Linda O’Keeffe – Sound Artist, University of Edinburgh

​Poppy Szkiler – CEO, Quiet Mark

​Rana Eid – db Studios, Beirut​

​Tony Gayle – Sound Designer

​Prof. Trevor Cox – Professor of Acoustic Engineering, Uni of Salford

​Matthew Herbert (Chair of Judges) – The Radiophonic Institute


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