As previously reported on Caught by the River (27 May, 2012), Chris Watson has been working on a project called ~Flow, based on the river Tyne, in the north east of England. The work is now complete and ready to be heard. Information on the events can be found in the press release that follows;
5th September 2012 at 19:30 – 21:00
This major new commission by the world’s greatest sound recordist creates an acoustic journey down the River Tyne from its sources to the sea.
Going With The Flow is a unique soundscape, a seasonal time compression consisting entirely of location recordings gathered and composed between February and August 2012.
Taking inspiration from the actions and rhythms of the river, the recordings will track the course of the flow and the voices from the backsides between which is passes, following the sonic metamorphosis of upland rainfall to tidal seawater.
Extracts of Chris’s recordings will be presented on the ~Flow website (TBC) and the final commission will be presented at The Sage Gateshead alongside visuals by Andy Greenwood.
To book tickets visit the Sage box office or call 0191 443 4661.
The Sage Gateshead, St. Mary’s Sqaure, Gateshead Quays, Tyne and Wear, NE8 2JR
STOP PRESS: a second event has just been added
Sunset Sound Walk
28th August 2012 at 19:00 – 21:00
‘Going With The ~Flow’ began in February with the sounds of shifting ice fragments in England’s last wilderness high on the northern Pennines.
Join renowed sound recordist Chris Watson on a slow walk at sunset and drift down stream with the Tyne as the river ebbs past Newburn and Blaydon. Out of hours the daytime industry and commerce crowding the banks fall silent whilst the river snakes through it’s heart and forms a transient wildlife refuge twice a day as the low tide reveals the mud. Curlew, redshank and lapwing have moved down river to roost and feed out on the exposed mudflats and they are joined by busy urban gulls and international travelling birds on their way south from arctic latitudes.
Participants are advised to wear dark clothing and bring binoculars if possible. There will be some recording opportunity for those with recorders and Chris Watson will bring along a number of microphone set ups to plug into.
Please note that this walk has a very limited capacity. To book your place go HERE.
Goldcrest Way (meet at bus stop on left hand side)
Newcastle upon Tyne