Rolling Stock

Chris Watson
Live in Sydney


The WIRED Lab, in association with The British Council and ArtSpace Sydney proudly present Chris Watson (UK)


What:  Live Audio performance

When:  Wednesday 24th November 2010, 7pm 

Where:  Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Sydney.  Corner of Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington.

Cost:  $15 adult, $10 concession

Tickets: Buy tickets here

Watson is known for his early work as founding member of influential experimental music groups Cabaret Voltaire and The Hafler Trio, and more recently for his work as a BAFTA award winning field recordist and sound editor for Sir David Attenborough, BBC TV and Radio Nature documentaries, and feature films.

During his time in Australia Watson will also perform ‘A Journey South’ live in Sydney on Wednesday 24th November at the Chauvel Cinema. This work presents a continuation of Watson’s ability to put “…a microphone where you can't put your ears” and expose listeners to sounds of the natural world they would otherwise never hear.  ‘A Journey South’ takes audiences on a sonic expedition through audio recordings Watson collected in the South Pole as a member of the film crew for the forthcoming Attenborough series ‘The Frozen Planet’ (BBC, 2011).

Joining Watson for his Sydney performance will be WIRED Lab members David Burraston and Garry Bradbury, performing live mixes of ‘wire’ musics, unique æolian and environmental sonifications originating from large-scale wire installations developed by sound art legend Alan Lamb.  It was Watson’s time at the WIRED Lab in 2009 that sparked a dialogue between Watson and the Rolling Stock/ WIRED Lab Curator Sarah Last, which informed the nature of his visit to Australia in 2010.