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An Evening Talk with Chris Watson

An Evening Talk with BAFTA Award Winner Chris Watson.


Monday 18TH November 2019

6pm in the Sixth Form LRC

Tickets £5 (limited seats available)

Watson was a founding member of the influential Sheffield based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals and habitats from around the world. As a freelance composer and sound recordist Watson specialises creating spatial sound installations which feature a strong sense and spirit of place.

His television work includes many programmes in the David Attenborough ‘Life’ series including ‘The Life of Birds’ which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ in 1996, and as the location sound recordist for the BBC series ‘Frozen Planet’ which also won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ (2012).

Watson has recorded and featured in many BBC Radio 4 and World Service productions including ‘The Wire’ which won him the Broadcasting Press Guild’s Broadcaster of the Year Award (2012). His music is regularly featured on the BBC Radio 3 programme ‘Late Junction’ and he has also worked extensively for RTE Radio 1 on series such as ‘Sound Stories’

In 2013 Watson received a Paul Hamlyn Composers Award.

His installations have been commissioned by international galleries and festivals such as Sheffield Millennium Gallery, Opera North in Leeds, The National Gallery, London, The Louvre, Paris, the Aichi Triennial in Japan and Unsound in Kraków.

Watson is currently recording in the Mojave Desert but will return to visit Altrincham College!

Places at this event are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. To secure your place, please pay £5 via ParentPay.