Sound, Sight, Space and Play: Symposium for Creativity in the Sonic Arts – 8-9 April 2008, Leicester



Sound, Sight, Space and Play: Symposium for Creativity in the Sonic Arts – 8th and 9th April 2008

www.mti.dmu.ac.uk/events-conferences/sssp2008/index.html

The 2008 Sound, Sight, Space and Play (SSSP) symposium for creativity in the sonic arts, organised by students of the Music Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTIRC) in association with Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts (CEPA), hosts an eclectic mix of presentations by postgraduate students from all across the UK and Europe. The ideals of this event are to stimulate co-operation and inspiration between postgraduate students, across institutional boundaries, leading to new perspectives on current works and research.

The event takes place over two days at the beginning of April (8th and 9th) within the Performing Arts Centre for Excellence (PACE) building at DeMontfort University, Leicester. With talks during the day and concerts at 7pm each evening this event is open to everyone.

The SSSP symposium offers postgraduate students the platform to present their research and provides an open forum for discussion with their piers and attendees. This years event hosts the following presentations:

Day 1: (Tuesday 8th April)

1200 Session 1 – Working within a Space: Each Slot = 20 mins talk/ 10 min formal discussion

• F. Hatt – itango
• K. Hay – Placing of Sound Within the Performance Space
• M. Strassmüller – Creating a Spatialisation tool for the studio and Live applications
• N. Spowage – Electro Magnetic Wands

1430 1 hour break for informal discussion and refreshments.

1530 Session 2 – The Visual Performer. Each Slot = 20 mins talk/ 10 min formal discussion

• P. Bell + J. Ferguson – Tron Lennon
• D. Gray – Visualisation in Electro-acoustic music
• E. Wright – Harp Set
• C. Cousin – Working towards the tactile laptop instrument

1730 2 hour break for informal discussions and refreshments.
1900 Evening concert with works of the style discussed during the day
2030 Finish

Day 2: (Wednesday 9th April)

1000 Session 3 – Engaging the Audience. Each Slot = 20 mins talk/ 10 min formal discussion

• T. Shave – Compositional Analysis
• J. H. Nguyen – Space Without a Room
• B. Martin – Intentionality in Music
• A. Hill – Evocation in the Art of Composition

1230 1 1/2 hour break for informal discussion and lunch.
1400 Session 4 – Interactivity and Multi Channel. Each Slot = 20 mins talk/ 10 min formal discussion

• J. Kelly – Turntablism and Minimal Performance
• A. Vine – Using Technology to explore Multimedia Composition in an Informal Education Setting
• B. Whelan – Surface Forgotten Dreams
• J. Wyness – Dream Mechanics

1630 Break for informal discussion and refreshments
1900 Evening Concert showcasing works of the style discussed during the day
2030 Finish

Evening Concerts

8th April 19:00

Spowage – Electro Magnetic Wands (Live Performance) ?10mins
Watt – “Night Mail” (Multi Channel Work) 10:32
Strasmüller – “Ensembles” (Guitar and 8-channel tape) 11:00

Interval (10 mins)

Bell + Ferguson – Tron Lennon (Live Performance) ?10mins
Wright – “Harp Set” (A/V work) 10:30
Hill – “The Treatise” 12:25

9th April 19:00

Kelly – Live Performance ?10mins
Wyness – “Dream Mechanics” (Multi Channel Work) 12:49
Whelan – “Surface Forgotten Dreams” (Multi Channel Work) 8:27

Interval (10 mins)

Cousin + Smith – Threep Live ?10mins
Vine – Live Performance ?10mins
Shave – “I Think Legs Are Too Much On My Mind” (Acousmatic) 3:31
Martin – “Three Experiments concerning Qualia and Intentionality” (A/V work) 10:30

Further information can be found on the webpage : www.mti.dmu.ac.uk/events-conferences/sssp2008/index.html