Student’s work to feature on BBC Wildlife Documentary


A University of South Wales Creative Sound and Music Student has been given the unique opportunity to have his work featured on a BBC documentary about the wildlife in the parks of Wales.


Gavin Vella, who is in his third year at the University, uses birdsong to create complex musical pieces, one of which the BBC will be using in their nature documentary series.

Gavin has a vast knowledge of the wildlife in his local area and in his project Rhythm of Birdsong, he shines a new light on Birdsong through an intriguing study on the complex rhythmic life of Birds and into a new field of Bio musicology, which the BBC are very keen to use.

Gavin says he was “ecstatic” when Iolo Williams, TV Presenter for the BBC and well renowned ornithologist contacted him and explained that the BBC would like to use his musical work in their wildlife documentary. He said, “This is a great opportunity for me. It really has inspired me to work harder at everything I’m doing because you never know what opportunities might come along.”

Filming for the series starts on the 12th of March and Gavin has met with the producers to discuss using both his music and photography.

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