I had the opportunity to take part in an advanced audio training workshop with Chris Watson this week. It was being run for Phd Students involved in sound technologies and included spending a day at North Berwick beach taking field recordings and learning about equipment and techniques. Later we spent the evening in the music lab listening to our recordings and experimenting with channels and surround sound techniques, before moving on to the pub to discuss things further.. It was an amazing chance to meet Chris and to spend time learning from a group of very experienced people. We took recordings using various equipment including hydrophones, contact mics, parabolic mics, shotgun mics and omnidirectional capsules.
Chris will be performing on Friday 22nd at Inspace (informatics building of Edinburgh University) as part of Dialogues Festival.
Included in the performance will be some recordings taken during the workshop.