Richard Ranft is a wildlife sound recordist and Head of Sound and Vision at the British Library.
As Head of Sound & Vision at the British Library, Richard Ranft is responsible for 1.7 million music scores, 3m sound recordings, 70,000 videos, and 750m newspaper pages, and for bringing them together in digital form to create new services for users of the Library’s collections.
He has advised on the development of audio analysis and visualization software for bioacoustics research.
He serves as a board member on the Europeana Foundation and on the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, and on Advisory Boards of the Scottish Sound Archive and EUscreen XL project, and is a member of the UK Sound & Vision Collections group.
His favourite sound is the capercaillie, which he likens to the sound of wine being slowly poured from a bottle.
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