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Whispering in the Leaves
Date: 
Saturday 29 May – Sunday 5 September 2010
Venue: 
Kew Gardens, London
Produced by: 
Sound and Music & Forma (Originally commissioned by AV Festival 08)

Chris Watson’s Whispering in the Leaves is an extraordinary sound installation that immerses visitors to Kew Gardens’ Palm House in the dawn and dusk choruses of the Central and South American rain

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Ants, courtesy of Ryszard Laskowski
Picture of Chris Watson on cliff courtesy of Chris Watson
Tree Frog, courtesy of Ryszard Laskowski
Howler Monkey in Brazil, courtesy of Steven Francis
Picture of the Palm House courtesy of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

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Originally commissioned by AV Festival 08

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New Departures Episode 1
Episode 1 of SAM's new podcast series. Feat. Zeitkratzer & Carsten Nicolai, Daphne Oram, Chris Watson, label showcases for Editions Wandelweiser and Olde English Spelling Bee plus others.
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New Departures Podcast

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New Episode Out Now!

A monthly compilation of hand-picked tracks exploring unusual music, radical approaches to sound and gems from the annals of underground culture.

PLACES

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Unique local perspectives from cities around the world.

PLACES invites artists to give us a snapshot of the city they live and work in, revealing an insiders perspective on the music scene, the cultural landscape and the random discoveries that give a t

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Bill Fontans: River Sounding. Photo by Bill Fontana
Date: 
Thursday 15 April - Monday 31 May 2010
Venue: 
Somerset House, London

A Journey Through the Hidden Sound Worlds of the River Thames

Somerset House was built with direct access onto the Thames - the home of Admiral Nelson’s Navy Office with boats entering thro

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Kill Your Timid Notion Investigations
Date: 
Sunday 21 February – Sunday 28 February 2010
Venue: 
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
Produced by: 
Arika and Sound and Music

Introduction

Returning to DCA after a triumphant 2008 UK tour of groundbreaking film, music, sound and performance, the 2010 edition of Kill Your Timid Notion featured proposals by a wide r

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KYTN Investigations Briefing Session. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Taku Unami. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Jarrod Fowler. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation Sheets. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation group. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Jarrod Fowler investigation props. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Jarrod Fowler investigation props. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Loic Baron performance. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation sheet. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation group. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Christoph Migone performance. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation space 1. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation sheet. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation sheet. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation wall. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
Investigation group. Photo by Bryony McIntyre
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