Sound / talk

Avant Festival: Chris Watson at the Guesthouse – Sun July 8th

The Guesthouse is delighted to welcome Chris Watson to give a talk A Journey South on Sunday 8th of July at 9:00pm

As space is limited please RSVP the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com to book your space    

€5 at the door

Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena, and for Touch he edits his field recordings into a filmic narrative. For example. the unearthly groaning of ice in an Icelandic glacier is a classic example of, in Watson’s words, putting a microphone where you can’t put your ears.

He was born in Sheffield where he attended Rowlinson School and Stannington College (now part of Sheffield College). In 1971 he was a founding member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. As a freelance recordist for film, TV & radio, Chris Watson specialises in natural history and documentary location sound together with track assembly and sound design in post-production.

www.chriswatson.com

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