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1st February, 2017

Sound and Image – Impossible Partnerships

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1st February, 2017
10:30 - 13:00
Somerset House
South Wing
Courtyard Meeting Room

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Impossible Partnerships: Sound and Image
10:30am to 1.00pm, 1st February 2017 @ Somerset House

The Culture Capital Exchange, in collaboration with London South Bank University, invites you to a roundtable discussion on the topic of Sound and Image that will explore the advances in new technologies and the possibilities of new experience and artistic practice, including: VR and ambisonics.

Sound and Image is a familiar concept that permeates countless aspects of our lives. With the development of new technologies, new directions and applications for these technologies are constantly being discovered in ever more inventive ways within a range of different disciplines, including: film, games, music, dance, theatre, literature, journalism, architecture etc. We’d like to open the discussion to investigate how the relationship between sound and image is changing as a result of these new technologies, and how this change can affect artistic practice and audience/user experiences in new and exciting ways.

We aim to establish a network of interested individuals, enthusiastic about this new methodology of investigation and willing to be part of a cross-disciplinary network, promoting sound and image.

Potential research topics to be discussed include:

  • What are the creative possibilities for new sound and image technologies?
  • In what disciplines can these new approaches be adopted?
  • Will technological developments enable a new audio-visual dynamic or simply reinforce the existing primacy of the visual?
  • Do new developments encourage a blurring of boundaries between the recorded and the performative?

This Impossible Partnership will be led by Dr Philip Sanderson, Senior Lecturer Arts and Festival Management, Justin Randell, Senior Lecturer, Sound Design. This gathering will be of interest to academics, sound practitioners and artists. This includes theatre and film directors, sound designers and sound artists, musicians, journalists, computer scientists, and all of those who want to step up from passive recipients to become active contributors to these great challenges.

Impossible Partnerships: a series of small-scale, informal, convivial meetings, developed and curated by TCCE to boost the collaborative potential of projects and topics, in order to support new networks between research and the creative sectors. Throughout the year, we map common trends among researchers and entrepreneurs, tackling topics from a variety of angles. As a result, we foster aggregate of collaborative networks will thrive, develop across institutions, and reach out beyond the academy.


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