Chris Watson | Lalibela

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Location: 12° 01' N, 39° 05' E
Time Zone: C | - | UTC/GMT +3 Hours
Airports: 1
Inhabitants: 10,700

Over 2000 years of Koptic rhythm and chants reverberate within the stone walls of Lalibela at the Spring Festival of Timket.

Chris Watson, has worked as a sound recordist for a number of years, his work taking him around the world working on wildlife films and other documentaries. A former member of Cabaret Voltaire and The Hafler Trio his work has spanned a wide variety of styles, but he is perhaps best known for his recent recordings for Touch, 'Stepping into the Dark' (1996) and 'Outside The Circle of Fire' (1999).

Watson states: "I am always looking and listening for 'special places' - that is somewhere that has a real spirit - a presence. With all the other elements of a film soundtrack this presence can be lost in the mix, or is just not there. So I was delighted when Touch gave me the opportunity to publish my work on 'Stepping into the Dark'. On the CD it was possible to explore in much more detail than film the true spirit of a place, and to experiment with trying to convey that atmosphere to the listener."

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