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SOUND OF SPACE

SYMPOSIUM

DECEMBER 11TH AND 12TH - HERE EAST, LONDON

 

 

 

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about

At this symposium we will discuss the challenges, creative opportunities and technical considerations when working with extreme and highly particular spatial conditions, across the related disciplines of architecture, engineering, music composition and performance.

 

The symposium will include talks, presentations, performances and demonstrations from a wide range of academics and industry professionals.

 

In particular, we are interested in discussing the following topics:

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Simulated spatial conditions versus real feedback (side by side comparisons)

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How do we measure invisible phenomena in space (empirical versus computational and mathematical methods)

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How do extreme spatial characteristics differ from “normal” ones? (what are the problems and the opportunities with these conditions?)

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Case studies of projects which respond to specific spatial or sonic conditions. (from acousticians, composers, musicians and architects)

 

 

 

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programme

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Day 1 - 11.12

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08:30 – 18:00

Registration

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09:15 – 09:30

Introduction by Emma-Kate Matthews

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09:30 – 11:30

[1] Extreme Acoustics: Creative Opportunities in Acoustically Extreme Spaces

a. Emma-Kate Matthews (UCL) - Construction 002, Extreme Acoustics & Musical Composition
b. Profs. Jane & Mark Burry & Pantea Alambeigi (Swinburne Uni.)–From Sagrada Família to FabPod
c. Prof. Trevor Cox (Uni.Salford)–Architectural Defects? A Celebration of Acoustic Aberrations
d. Discussion

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11:30 – 11:45

Coffee/Snack Break

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11:45 - 13:15

[2] Re-imagining Performance Spaces

a. Fabricio Mattos (Royal Academy of Music) - Performance space and ‘emptiness’
b. Freya Waley Cohen (Royal Academy of Music) - Permutations
c. Discussion

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch / Demonstration

a. Demonstration of the Here East Soundlab with Tin Oberman (UCL)

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14:15 - 16:15

[3] Imaginary Spaces: Reverse Engineering Simulated Space

a. Adam Foxwell (Arup) - Wave behaviours and reverse engineering acoustic environments
b. Paul Bavister (UCL) - Evolutionary processes and the latent aesthetic potency of sound and space
c. Ben McDonnell (RCA) - The Sound We Inhabit
d. Discussion

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16:15 – 16:30

Coffee/Snack Break

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16:30 - 18:00

[4] Real to Virtual

a. Dr. Phil Coleman & Dr. Philip Jackson (Uni.Surrey)-Turning real spaces into imaginary ones
b. Discussion

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18:00 - 18:45

[Performance] IKO (Icosahedral Loudspeaker)

a. Angela McArthur & Gerriet K Sharma IKO presentation and concert

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18:45 - 19:45

Drinks Reception​

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Day 2 - 12.12

 

 

10:00 – 17:00

Round-table discussion at the Bartlett, 22 Gordon Street

with all speakers & special guests.

 

 

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