Donau Festival | May 2011

A Journey South

Chris Watson was not only co-founder of legendary Sheffield art-rock band Cabaret Voltaire, he is meanwhile also one of the most renowned collectors of animal and nature field recordings. His album “Weather Report” from 2003 is, according to the Guardian, one of the 1000 albums to hear before you die. For the donaufestival he has prepared an installation and a live-performance. As part of the former, “Sea Ice”, he captured the melting of Antarctic ice in five collaged soundtracks, while the latter, “A Journey South”, sees the familiar sounds of Europe slowly dissolving into dark and beautiful soundscapes at the end of the world.