A sound map of Sheffield goes on display

Date Posted: 02/07/2013

BAFTA award-winning sound recordist and musician Chris Watson is set to debut his most ambitious project yet in a new exhibition opening at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield this autumn.

Inside the Circle of Fire: A Sheffield Sound Map will run from 12th September to 23rd February 2014.

The ‘sound map’ of Chris’ home city, will chart Sheffield’s boundaries on the edge of the Peak District and travel through its waterways to the bustling heart of the city.

About Chris Watson

Watson’s recording career has spanned everything from capturing the songs of Weddell seals singing under the Antarctic sea ice for David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet to winning a BAFTA for Best Factual Recording for his work on the BBC’s The Life of Birds.

For Inside the Circle of Fire, Watson has spent over a year recording the signature sounds of his home city Sheffield; from the songs of curlews on the outlying to the roar of the terraces at Bramall Lane and Hillsborough.

Watson’s recordings have been woven together with contributions from the people of the city, who have submitted the sounds which they feel are synonymous with Sheffield.

School groups can visit the exhibition for free.

For further school trip information visit www.museums-sheffield.org.uk.

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