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David Burraston Awarded 2017 Regional Artist Fellowship


The Wired Lab’s, David Burraston has been awarded a prestigious NSW Regional Arts Fellowship by Arts NSW : read more

David will embark on an intensive mentorship on location and in the studio with internationally renowned field recordist Chris Watson (UK) one of the worlds leading recorders of wildlife, environmental sound and natural phenomena.

Throughout 2017 David will work with Chris on location in the UK. With particular focus on Chris’ Hull City of Culture 2017 commission by Dr Rob Mackay (University of Hull). This piece will be a multi-channel audio installation tracing the course of the Humber Estuary on a seasonal journey over a year. The Humber Estuary is a significant geographical feature of the UK and is legally protected because of its important habitats and species.

By working with Chris, David will acquire in-depth knowledge on professional broadcast quality equipment (microphones, field recorders, sound production/mixing equipment) and gain experience on post-production of multi-channel recordings in preparation, and sound design for theatre, gaming, film/TV, museum/gallery installation, as well for vinyl, CD and solid state media.  David has also made several field recording equipment designs: contact and acoustic microphones, hydrophones, portable pre-amps, Digital Signal Processors (DSP) that Chris will assess/critique.

Supplementary to this are three mentorships with leading international artists Jez riley French, Richard D James (Aphex Twin) and Doug Quin. Further activities include studio residencies at EMS, Sweden and Moog Sound Lab UK, and guest lectures,workshops and arts presentation overseas and in regional NSW.

Additional information will be available via twitter @noyzelab + blog posts on noyzelab.blogspot.com updated throughout the course of the Fellowship, and via David’s newsletter ‘Noyzelab News’. To follow his fellowship journey sign up here: https://www.noyzelab.com/about.html

Congratulations David!

Image detail: Dave Burraston playing the original San Francisco Tape Music Center Buchla 100 Series Synthesizer at Mills College (USA) in 2015