Chromatologies Festival | May – June 2010

For the final event of the Chromatologies Festival 2010, renowned wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson has kindly agreed to hold an additional session open to the general public. He will present his sound recordings of wildlife and natural environments entitled ‘The Songs of Summer’:

“Throughout May and June the British Isles resonate to some of the strangest and most beautiful sounds on earth; the voices, rhythms and music of our wildlife. In an acoustic journey from the vast seabird cliffs in the far north via a suburban garden pond to nocturnal soloists hidden in deep cover somewhere within Home Counties woodlands. Chris Watson celebrates the sonic biodiversity found across our unique landscapes.”
The event is very family friendly and we hope all age groups will attend and enjoy Chris’ beautiful work.

The session will take place on Friday 1st October at Rotherham Central Library and Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham S65 1JH.

Doors open at 6:45 and the session will start at 7pm, so arrive promptly.

Entrance is free but please email to let us know if you plan to come so we know roughly how many people to expect.

About Chris Watson:

Chris Watson is a world leading, and BAFTA award winning, sound recordist with a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. As a freelance recordist for film, television & radio, Chris Watson specialises in natural history and documentary and is well known for his work with Sir David Attenborough. His recorded works, noted for their exceptional detail and beauty, were listed in the Guardians ‘1000 albums to hear before you die’.
“Calling Chris a sound recordist is a bit like saying George Best could kick a ball about, or Michelangelo was handy with a paintbrush.” Daily Telegraph 24th August 2010.

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