THE SCHOOL OF SOUND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
19-22 April 2017
Registration now open
Wednesday – Saturday, 19-22 April 2017
Inner Circle Regent's Park
London NW1 4NS
Registration is now open
What is the School of Sound?
The School of Sound is a biennial symposium created to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to using sound in the arts and media. We explore what sound does, and how audiences listen. It is a place where you can raise your awareness of audio production, how it conveys information and emotion, how you work with it.
For four days you'll be immersed in a world of imagination, invention and innovation. Listening to presentations from a diversity of incredible talents, you will be able to disconnect from your day-to-day work, leave your comfort zone, and reflect on sound as something that is profoundly complex, entertaining and important.
Why attend the School of Sound?
The School of Sound is not an academic conference and it is not about how to get a job. It is a rare opportunity to hear and meet twenty creatives from the highest levels of the arts and media speaking in detail about how they think and work.
And the School of Sound is not about just one area of sound production. The programme covers film, theatre, dance, opera, games, installation, music and radio - expanding your thinking and increasing your ability to practice across diverse genres and forms of production.
At the School of Sound you will mix with hundreds of like-minded people - professional practitioners, educators, artists and students - with whom you can network, exchange ideas and create collaborations.
The School of Sound is delighted to announce the first details of the 2017 programme.
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
WERNER CEE, sound art composer, musician and creator of radio art
PIERS PLOWRIGHT, radio documentary and features producer
SARAH TURNER, filmmaker and lecturer, director of Public House
ADAM ROBERTS and JOANNA HOGG, filmmakers presenting the work of Chantal Akerman
HANS PETER KUHN, composer and artist, creator of light and sound installations, and music and sound environments for theatre and dance
JULIAN HENRIQUES, author of Sonic Bodies, presents “Thinking Through Sound – and Learning from Jamaican Bass/ Base Culture” reggae sound systems and the embodiment of sound
PETER MIDDLETON & JAMES SPINNEY, directors of Notes on Blindness
HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP, composer & sound ecologist
GEORGE HOME-COOK, author of Theatre and Aural Attention: Stretching Ourselves
CATHERINE ALEXANDER, theatre director, actor and teacher who collaborated with Complicite for over twenty years
... with more participants to be announced in the coming weeks.
THE SOUND OF MEMORY SYMPOSIUM:
23 April 2017
London E1 7QX
Films and presentations situated at the interface of composers working in acoustic ecologies
and artists working within social ecologies where the primary engagement is a form of sonic
ethnography. The symposium explores memory’s resonances in shaping social space.
Co-hosted by the Sound-Image-Space Research Centre, School of Music and Fine Art,
University of Kent; The School of Sound; and Goldsmiths University of London
Details and more events to be announced in the coming weeks.