This week, I’m organising a visit to Edinburgh from sound recordist and Cabaret Voltaire founder member Chris Watson. Amongst other things, he’s giving a seminar in human geography and performing a concert at the end of the week. These are public events – details below. Jonathan Prior and I are also hoping to interview him and produce a journal paper reflecting on Chris’s ways of working, what they can tell us about sound recording and its possible place in geographical research.
For those who aren’t familiar with his work, Chris is a world renowned sound recordist who specialises in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres. His work regularly appears on BBC television and radio. He works with people like David Attenborough and Bill Oddie, but also releases his work on experimental music label Touch. Last week he had a programme on Radio 4 entitled ‘Jules Verne’s Volcano’ which is still available on the iplayer:
Seminar: ‘Capturing acoustic landscapes’.
Time: 4pm Thursday 21st April
Place: Old Library, Geography, University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street EH9 8XP
Performance: as part of Dialogues festival, http://chriswatson.eventbrite.com/
Time: 8pm Friday 22nd April
Place: Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.