Producer and musician Jay Auborn will discuss and demonstrate the processes used to create the album 'Race to Zero'.  A collaboration with musician John Matthias, the album sets out to create a unique and fractured sense of sonic place. The talk will focus on the techniques used to realise the conceptual idea.  Binaural recording, reverberation drones, capturing echoes, acoustic improvisation, and digital error all form part of the albums sound. “Cerebral yet accessible” 8/10 Uncut / “Just beautiful” Mary Anne Hobbs BBC 6 Music.

NOTE: Please bring a pair of headphones and device capable for streaming music online (smart phone / laptop).

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday.

Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do.

After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm.

Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to to book your place on a tour.

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