THE SCHOOL OF SOUND
A unique event exploring the creative use of sound in media and the arts
19 – 22 April 2017
For our 12th edition, artists, practitioners, creatives, teachers and students will gather from around the world for four days of talks, presentations and discussions about the creative use of sound across media and the arts.
At the 2015 symposium, sound designer Walter Murch shared this quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery:
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign
them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the
At the School of Sound we reflect on how we approach sound – what we do and why. We explore sound from all perspectives, in all its forms. You could call our approach ‘cubist’. The topics range from the practical to the aesthetic to the metaphysical during this intense four-day programme. You will become aware of the endless immensity of sound.
Mychael Danna, composer known for his blending of non-Western music with orchestral and electronic music, winner of the 2012 Oscar for his score to Ang Lee’s Life of Pi
Hildegard Westerkamp, composer, sound artist and acoustic ecologist
Catherine Alexander, theatre director, actor and teacher, presents “Sound, Acting and Theatre Making: Using sound as part of actor training, text analysis and theatre devising processes”
Hans Peter Kuhn, sound artist and composer for dance and theatre
Sarah Turner, filmmaker and lecturer, director of Public House
Werner Cee, sound artist for radio, installation, performance and visual art
Adam Roberts and Joanna Hogg, filmmakers and founders of A Nos Amours collective present the work of Chantal Akerman
Patsy Rodenburg, Master Voice and Shakespeare teacher
George Home-Cook, author of Theatre and Aural Attention: Stretching Ourselves
Julian Henriques, “Thinking Through Sound – and Learning from Jamaican Bass/Base Culture” - reggae sound systems and the embodiment of sound
Peter Middleton and James Spinney, directors of Notes on Blindness
Piers Plowright, radio documentary and features producer
Stephen Deutsch, composer, writer and sound designer, on “Creating Real Life” - sound for documentaries
Mark Underwood, sound designer and acoustics engineer, “Seeing Faces in the Noise” - audio hallucination and the human need to recognise ourselves in sound design for moving image
More names will be announced in the coming weeks.
To get an idea of the School of Sound programme, look at the Symposium 2015 and Past Symposia pages.
Registration is now open. Go to Registration and Fees.
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