People learn in different ways. That’s the principle behind this project. With single lectures, short courses, articles on practice and theory, seminars and the Teaching forum, we want to take the study of sound away from the limitations of higher education and vocational training. Rather than focusing on ‘the industry’ or separating theory from practice, our aim is to integrate the diverse ideas that inform this fascinating subject. That has been our intent from the beginning of the School of Sound.

After the first SOS in 1998, Chris Darke wrote in The Independent, “If the School of Sound was conceived as an intervention, taking on the sclerotic notions of technocratic professionals that dominate British film schools, then it was seen by the industry and film schools alike as an unqualified success.” And so we hope to continue.