Dr. Chrys Bocast - sensory ecologist and audio producer
Chrys first began a career in audio at a tender age with a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel tape recorder, and has kept at it ever since. Initially this was secondary to music performance - she continues an active music and performance schedule to this day, but all that is detailed at chrysbocast.net. Chrys initially learned professional studio recording techniques working with engineer Paul Mandl (Blue Oyster Cult, the Rolling Stones) as a consequence of a small recording deal. Her audio production work has been steady since the late 1990s. Chrys was employee number one at Nomad Sound in Austin. Chrys' first solo album, Through the Airlock, continues to receive significant airplay and led to more production work. She earned an MA in American Studies at UT Austin in 2005 and went to the high country of Colorado to produce the engaging album It's My Mother's Fault for vocalist Lissa Hanner. Chrys lived happily in a small mountain town for a few years, then moved in the summer of 2008 to Madison, Wisconsin, to study sound environments and sensory ecology at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently maintains an extremely busy production, speaking, and consulting schedule. You can hear some of this work in segments for Wisconsin Public Radio, podcasts for the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute as well as UW’s iTunes U, audiobooks for Divergent Arts Limited and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, and even her own music from time to time. Chrys earned a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2014, and enjoys live teaching as well as late night studio sessions!