The Sound of Sanctuary
Workshop for Sound Professionals with Chris Watson
EN (> NL/FR if needed)
Within Carlos Casas’ installation of Sanctuary
Registration required before 20/05 firstname.lastname@example.org / +32 2 226 45 91
Chris Watson’s early experiences of the seductive power of low frequencies was being drawn into the music of King Tubby via DJ sound systems in Sheffield during the late 1970’s. Katy Payne’s Silent Thunder then sparked an interest and exploration into the infrasonic communications of African elephants and a journey that led to the collaboration with Carlos Casas and Tony Myatt on the film project Sanctuary. During this 2 hours workshop, Watson will describe the experience of recording and composing for this unique work and present recorded examples, which will shake you to the core. It will take place within the installation, using the infrasound speakers he specifically developed for this work.
Chris 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. Born in Sheffield, in 1971 he was a founding member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. 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.