Walter Murch and Annabelle Pangborn in closing session


It has been 90 years since The Jazz Singer and the advent of sync sound in films. On a lesser note, it’s 19 years since the first School of Sound. It feels like a good time to take stock.

Walter Murch and Annabelle Pangborn close this year’s School with a discussion looking back and forward, rebooting the discussion about sound in the arts and media. Where have over 60 years of high tech sound work taken us? What has changed in the way we communicate through sound? What have we gained and lost? Has technology and the creation of ‘sound design’ changed audiences? Do they think or perceive differently? Should we change the way we teach the art, craft and theory of sound?