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Sound and Movement Symposium


First International Symposium on Sound and Movement Practices

23rd-24th-25th November 2014

Laban Centre, Laurie Grove, London, SE14 6NH

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The Unit for Sound Practice Research at Goldsmiths University, in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Game of Life Foundation and Mondriaan Foundation, is presenting the First Symposium on Sound and Movement Practices.

Directed to composers and choreographers, this symposium and offers a chance to be introduced to techniques and technologies for spatial audio, and to their application to dance.

This first edition 2014 welcomes The Game of Life Wave Field Synthesis System: a unique mobile system of 192 loudspeakers, that creates high resolution spatial audio in two dimensions.

The Symposium will open with a series of talks on sound and movement, including an introduction to the Wave Field Synthesis technology by The Game of Life. For two days participants will then have the opportunity to practice with the system and its software, and to attend a live demonstration of techniques for working with dance and sonic movement, given by sound designer Tommaso Perego and choreographer Jalianne Li. Their work, Stranded, is in programme for Tuesday November 25th.
The Symposium will also host two late afternoon (4PM-6PM) performance sessions:

Final refreshments and closing remarks will be held at a nearby venue.

Wouter Snoei (Author of WFScollider, an exciting software for controlling Spatial Audio) will be the leader of the course. Wouter's Website

The introductory talks will be given by John Drever, Head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research at Goldsmiths University, and Tony Thatcher, Lead of MA Choreography at Trinity Laban.

The Symposium is chaired by Tommaso Perego, Lecturer at Kent University and PhD Candidate in Sonic Arts at Goldsmiths University and Jalianne Li, Choreographer for surFace Dance.