More speakers announced for April programme


Register now for the 13th School of Sound International Symposium.

24 – 27 April 2019
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre




Joining the April programme are

Nigel Helyer
Sculptor and sound artist

The Quay Brothers
Animators, filmmakers, designers

Rosalind Nashashibi
Filmmaker, photographer, sculptor and 2017 Turner Prize nominee




Along with

Richard King
Created Oscar-winning soundtracks for Dunkirk, Master and Commander, Inception and The Dark Knight

Prof Morten Kringelbach
Director of the Hedonia Research Group, on the relationships between jazz, empathy, space and happiness

Piers Plowright
The former BBC Radio producer and presenter returns with “The Blackbird in the Hospital – Sound as the Third Way”

Sinéad Rushe
Theatre director exploring polyphonic sound for live performance

Rina Sherman
Ethnographic filmmaker, and protege of Jean Rouch, on production sound for documentaries

Peter Vuust
Musician, composer and brain scientist, presents “Groove on the brain – the jazz improviser’s guide to the brain”

For more details on the speakers go to PROGRAMME 2019


The School of Sound presents a programme that explores sound in all its forms, creating an awareness of how sound works throughout the arts and audio-visual media. It is as relevant for the sound designer and composer as it is for the director, writer, choreographer or installation artist. Anyone who works with sound will find the programme a stimulus and inspiration for their work. 

Past programmes have included presentations by opera director Peter Sellars, choreographer Siobhan Davies, film sound designers Walter Murch, Randy Thom, Kristian Eidnes Andersen and Ren Klyce; directors Ken Loach and David Lynch, theorists Michel Chion, Laura Mulvey, Rick Altman and Ian Christie; sound artists Hans Peter Kuhn, Christina Kubisch, Scanner and Bernhard Leitner; and Sami yoik artist, Ánde Somby. Each School of Sound is a wide-ranging programme that is essentially about listening.
To see previous programmes go to PREVIOUS SYMPOSIA. You can also hear and see some of the past presentations at our ARCHIVE.
For information contact the School of Sound office,

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