Daily Archives: January 26, 2019

Registration and Fee

24 – 27 April 2019
Southbank Centre

This year’s programme features sessions in filmmaking, animation, feature film sound design, arthouse, sound for documentary, theatre, silent film composition, radio, sound art, improvisation, neuroscience and much more.

Speakers include renowned sound designer Richard King (Dunkirk, Inception, Master and Commander), Turner Prize nominee Rosalind Nashashibi, film sound designer Paul Davies, the Quay Brothers (Street of Crocodiles, Institute Benjamenta), theatre director Sinéad Rushe, composer and radio writer Neil Brand, sound artist Nigel Helyer, documentary filmmaker Rina Sherman, and Morten Kringelbach and Peter Vuust exploring jazz and improvisation. More speakers will be added in the coming weeks.

Details about the speakers at PROGRAMME 2019.

Register at REGISTRATION and FEES 2019.


Bursaries for 2019 School of Sound

There are several bursary schemes available that may provide funding for you to attend the School of Sound in April 2019.

ScreenSkills (England, Scotland, Wales and NI) has 3 bursary funds available for training to qualifying applicants. These funds are Film bursaries, High-end TV Drama bursaries and TV Diversity bursaries.

In Scotland, artists and creative practitioners can apply to Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.

For both schemes you should apply immediately as funds are limited and processing can take up to 3 months.

For full information go to our BURSARIES page.

Rod Stoneman

Rod Stoneman is an Emeritus Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England. He was the Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television.

Rod addresses how artists and media producers can instill greater diversity in their work – both in content and working methods – and how this thinking must begin in the universities, art and film schools. This, of course, includes ways of working with sound because, as has become clear, new styles of narrative along with evolving technology allow us to rethink the place and purpose of sound.


Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey is a sound artist and DJ. Her practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics, live performance, as well as collaborations with performance and visual artists.Her works have shown at Tate Britain, the Whitechapel Gallery, The Kitchen (New York), Art Basel Miami and the Serpwntine.    

Bailey is a research student at Birkbeck, University of London (on a break in studies), and was guest professor in sound at Kunsthochschule Kassel for the winter semester 2017/2018. Recently, Bailey completed a residency at the ICA, London where she curated three events, as well creating a new composition. Currently, following a commission by Serpentine Projects, Bailey is conducting sound workshops with LGBTI+ refugees and asylum seekers.

In her talk, Bailey gives an overview of her practice leading up to current work on sonic biographies and grief.