A sound recordist with a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world.

As a freelance recordist for film, tv and radio, Chris Watson specialises in natural history and documentary location sound together with track assembly and sound design in post production.

His album Stepping into The Dark (Touch, 1996) won an award of distinction at the 2000 Prix ARS Electronica Festival.

Unidentified Pair of Birds - Vibrö 1 (track 02)
Taken from the album Outside the Circle of Fire (Touch # TO:37, 1998). Published by Touch Music (MCPS).
Unidentified pair of birds hidden singing in tree canopy. Dry tropical rainforest, Nancite, Costa Rica, February 1995. Telinga mic and reflector to Nagra SNN...


Weather Report - CD | CAT # TOUCH TO:47 | June 2003 | 54:15
Outside the Circle of Fire - CD | CAT # TOUCH TO:37 | 1998 | 44:29
Stepping into the Dark - CD | CAT # TOUCH TO:27 | 1996 | 59:43

Compilation CDs - Touch & Ash International
Star Switch On [Touch # Tone 18] 2002
TOUCH: Ringtones [Touch # Tone 14] 2002
KREV X [Ash International # Ash 6.6] - The 10th Anniversary of Elgaland-Vargaland 2002
Touch Sampler 00 [Touch # T_ZERO_0] 2000
Touch Sampler 3 [Touch # T_ZERO_3] 1998
Touch Sampler 2 [Touch # T_ZERO_2] 1997
A Fault in the Nothing [Ash International # Ash 2.6] 1996
Touch Sampler 1 [Touch # T_ZERO_1] 1995


The Life of Birds’ for BBC TV - BAFTA Award for Best Factual Sound
‘ The Life of Mammals’ for BBC TV
‘ Talking with Animals’ for BBC TV
‘ Big Cat Diary’ for BBC TV.

"Night time is the Right time" BBC Radio 4
" A Swallow’s Journey" BBC Radio 4 - Sony Radio Award Nominee 2002
" A Small Slice of Tranquillity" BBC Radio 4 for TX Dec. 2002
" A Robin’s Tale" BBC Radio 4 for TX Dec. 2002

Lectures & Workshops
"The School of Sound, Purcell Rooms, London April 2003
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium November 2002
Stockholm November 2001, 2002
Brief history profile:
1972-1981: Cabaret Voltaire
1981-1984: Tyne Tees Television; sound recordist and founding member of The Hafler Trio
1985-1987: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; sound recordist and Hafler Trio projects
1987-1993: freelance sound recordist
1994 - : partner with Hoi Polloi Film & Video
June 2003 : release of the new album, Weather Report (Touch).


Chris Watson website

Touch Music
Chris Watson is exclusively published by Touch Music [MCPS], which is represented by MCS Ltd worldwide except in Australasia, where Mushroom Music hold the rights. All enquiries should be emailed direct to Touch except in the USA, which you should contact our representative Brooke Wentz.

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