Sorry about your name. I've corrected it in the main post. I actually got it from the Kindrogan publicity material - oops.
Nature is the winner, you are quite correct. Since the course I've started reading 'The Soundscape' by R.Murray Schafer, which seems to be an extended argument for what you've said in four words.
I'll be really interested to hear about the Bill Fontana. It looks great.
Hope you're having a great time and I that the flights are going again by the time you head home.
I hit London last night (or rather it hit me) and hope to back up my material later this afternoon. I did get a bit of the tadpoles using Phil's mixer and my recorder (but will be the same as Roger's I guess). Otherwise will be able to sort things out more when I get back to Perth after the 8th.
Will see the Bill Fontana piece...
Oh my word! Well, now I can hardly wait to go to shetland on sunday, one week after the dramatic events you encountered. We are there next week, as are Scottish Opera .... here's hoping for a calmer time! See you at the tron x