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Chris Watson residency & Field Recording Masterclass

11-19th October 2009

After years of mutual admiration this residency provided ’1st contact’ for Alan Lamb and Chris Watson. Watson is a musician (ex Cabaret Voltaire), field recordist for nature documentaries and maintains his own arts practice.

On Saturday 17th October Watson  conducted a field recording masterclass at the Wired Lab site. This workshop was attended by 20 practitioners from around Australia who have established practices incorporating field recording. During the workshop Watson discussed his practices, and demonstrated recording, editing and quad performance techniques.

WATSON PERFORMANCE: on the evening of Saturday 17th October, Watson gave a  performance at the Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre (CCACC).  Watson provided two live surround four channel sound mixes from his ‘Midnight at the Oasis‘, a 20 minute time compression from sunset to sunrise in South Africa’s Kalahari desert. Along with; ‘Oceanus pacificus’ recorded on location around the Galapagos Islands 1000Km off the coast of Ecuador, and 10m below the sea surface.


More about Watson, blog entries and  workshop notes can be found here.

This residency and workshop was supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NSW and the CCACC.