Category Archives: Talks

Art and Sound Symposium, Leicester

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Last weekend (4 July) I presented a paper at the Art and Sound Symposium at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester. The symposium brought together composers and researchers covering a broad range of current topics such as sound mapping, sound archaeology, digital typography, and the role of ‘place’ in sound art and composition. My presentation was entitled ‘Forgotten Sites of Listening: A Narratological Approach to Tech-nostalgia in Sound Art’. I looked at the ways in which tech-nostalgia might support narrativity by deconstructing three case studies. The notion of tech-nostalgia must have struck a chord so to speak, as discussion of this seemed to dominate during the closing panel discussion!

Workshop for Prince’s Teaching Institute ‘Composing for Film’ Event

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On 2nd July I delivered a workshop as part of a Prince’s Teaching Institute event at City University focussing on composing for film. The day, organised by Dr Miguel Mera and the Prince’s Teaching Institute, included talks and workshops on composing, teaching and analysing music for film. My workshop looked at using open source software for sound design. The full programme can be downloaded here.

Corporeal Inscription at Brunel University 26th May 2015

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A few weeks ago Maria and I presented a new version of Corporeal Inscription at the Artaud Centre, Brunel University. The performance was part of a curated symposium on ‘Synaesthesia, Performance and Immersive Atmospheres‘, hosted by Brunel’s Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance. We both took part in a panel discussion on the day’s theme, alongside author Arthur I. Miller, researcher/choreographer Johannes Birringer, artist Gordana Novokovich and improviser Sérgio Basbaum. There was plenty of stimulating discussion on issues concerning interdisciplinary research at the intersection of science and the arts, before the concert of multimedia performances which included audiovisual work, free improvisation, and interactive dance. Many thanks to Johannes Birringer for the invitation to participate in this event. More information on the day’s programme can be found here.