Encounters: James Watts

11am, 1pm, 3pm

Former House of Fraser

Sonic Arts Week 2024

James Watts is an artist and 'musician' based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with a practice based in and around noise, exertion and heavy music.

Working with voice, electronics and custom-built unmusical instruments, Watts makes visceral soundscapes and performs with a range of bands. Using contact mics and a range of effects and electronics James builds instrument bodies that are played on their own terms, producing soundscapes grounded in the physical forms of the instruments themselves. Clangs of springs and creaks of metal run through feedback loops, amps and speakers and layer over themselves, resonating through structures bolted together from scrap.

Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough TS1 5AD

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28 June 2024

  • Fri 11am, 1pm, 3pm
  • Please check programme for individual spaces accessibility information
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