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Polish nature recordist makes BBC 100 Women 2023 list

27.11.2023 22:30
Izabela Dłużyk, a sound recordist from the University of Gdańsk in northern Poland, has been included in the annual list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world, compiled by the British broadcaster BBC.
Polands Białowieża Forest.
Poland's Białowieża Forest.Konrad Wąsik, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Polish field recordist made the list alongside the likes of former US First Lady Michelle Obama, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and Hollywood star America Ferrera, the BBC reported.

In her work, "Dłużyk sets out to capture the extraordinary sounds" of Białowieża, one of Europe's oldest and best preserved forests, in Poland, among other places, according to news outlets.  

Blind since birth, she has developed a special sensitivity to birdsong and can identify species just using sound, the BBC reported.

Dłużyk believes it's a privilege to share "all the good, beauty and solace" which nature sounds have to offer, "regardless of any differences we might perceive among each other," the British broadcaster said.

In an interview with the University of Gdańsk, Dłużyk said that "when we record sound or simply listen, we are learning to pay attention" to the world and to "what is happening around us."


Source: University of GdańskBBC

Click on the audio player above for a report by Radio Poland's Michał Owczarek.