Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio

Ambient Presence

Ambient Presence

Exploring the effect of physical and virtual places on music

Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.

In this week's talk 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.

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

The Pervasive Media Studio is located within the Watershed building. Let us know if you'd like a tour and we'll be happy to show you around. Send an email to

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