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Report: The School of Sound 2015

Report: The School of Sound 2015 STEPHEN DEUTSCH AND LARRY SIDER Sound always seems to be occupying areas of ambiguity ­ the emotional, the subtext, the intuitive, the borders between reality and fantasy, the conscious and the subconscious. But how do you think about something so ephemeral? And how do you teach it? Larry Sider The eleventh School of Sound Symposium took place in the Purcell Room of the Southbank Centre between 8th and 11th April. As in the past, the goal of this international colloquium was to present a unique series of cross-disciplinary masterclasses exploring the art of sound across a wide spectrum of art and entertainment. It is designed to encourage an exploration of what sound does, and especially, how audiences listen. Contributors and participants represented a diverse international community and a wide range of media arts: dance, theatre, film, installation, sound art and experiments with sound. The opening session began with a presentation by the radio broadcaster and producer, Piers Plowright. Piers has appeared in all eleven symposia, and his session explored the pictures that sound creates and considered the silence that surrounds the best music and words. His starting point was Bobby Gentry's 1967 hit, Ode to Billie Joe. Piers' http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The New Soundtrack Edinburgh University Press

Report: The School of Sound 2015

The New Soundtrack , Volume 5 (2): 167 – Sep 1, 2015

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press and the Contributors
Subject
Articles; Film, Media and Cultural Studies
ISSN
2042-8855
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2042-8863
DOI
10.3366/sound.2015.0077
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STEPHEN DEUTSCH AND LARRY SIDER Sound always seems to be occupying areas of ambiguity ­ the emotional, the subtext, the intuitive, the borders between reality and fantasy, the conscious and the subconscious. But how do you think about something so ephemeral? And how do you teach it? Larry Sider The eleventh School of Sound Symposium took place in the Purcell Room of the Southbank Centre between 8th and 11th April. As in the past, the goal of this international colloquium was to present a unique series of cross-disciplinary masterclasses exploring the art of sound across a wide spectrum of art and entertainment. It is designed to encourage an exploration of what sound does, and especially, how audiences listen. Contributors and participants represented a diverse international community and a wide range of media arts: dance, theatre, film, installation, sound art and experiments with sound. The opening session began with a presentation by the radio broadcaster and producer, Piers Plowright. Piers has appeared in all eleven symposia, and his session explored the pictures that sound creates and considered the silence that surrounds the best music and words. His starting point was Bobby Gentry's 1967 hit, Ode to Billie Joe. Piers'

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The New SoundtrackEdinburgh University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2015

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