Mychael Danna, the Academy Award-winning composer known for his blending of non-Western music with orchestral and electronic music, is the latest addition to the 2017 School of Sound programme. Mychael won the Oscar for his score to Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. He is also known for his many collaborations with Atom Egoyan, having written the music for Ararat, The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica. Other credits include Moneyball, Capote, Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair, Little Miss Sunshine and The Good Dinosaur.
For the 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.
We are delighted to announce the first group of speakers for the 2017 School of Sound.
Sarah Turner, filmmaker and lecturer, director of Public House
Hans Peter Kuhn, sound designer for theatre and opera
Werner Cee, sound artist
Adam Roberts and Joanna Hogg, filmmakers presenting the work of Chantal Akerman
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
and Piers Plowright, radio documentary and features producer.
Registration is now open.
More names will be announced in the coming weeks
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.
Pauline Oliveros, the American composer, performer and teacher who developed the theory of “deep listening”, died last week. She was 84.