UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Douglas Quin is a sound designer, naturalist, public radio commentator, educator and music composer. For over 20 years, Quin has travelled widely documenting the natural soundscape, from Antarctic ice to Arctic tundra and African savannah to Amazon rainforest and his recordings of endangered and disappearing habitats represent one of the most unique and extensive collections. Quin recently created the sound design and mixed Werner Herzog's Academy Award® nominated film, Encounters At the End of the World. He contributed to the sound design for Spore, a game from Maxis/Electronic Arts and has also worked on exhibits for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History and the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is currently a bioacoustics researcher with the Kagu Recovery Plan and Conservation Research New Caledonia in conservation efforts to protect the critically endangered kagu bird. Quin recently produced and appeared as a guest musician on Suzie Gagnon’s Des Racines au Cosmos (Roots to the Cosmos). Quin’s most recent endeavour was a new work, Polar Suite, for the award winning Kronos Quartet featuring soundscapes and interactive electronics using the K-Bow, a new bow controller by instrument builder, Keith McMillen. Quin is a 2012 Fellow at the National Film and Sound Archive Australia in Canberra.
image: photography by Jim Barker