Friday Screening event: Blade Runner (1982: Ridley Scott)

Performance Studio Film screening

Friday 13 Oct at 5.30pm (sharp)

Blade Runner (1982: Ridley Scott)

This week’s screening of the original Blade Runner film will be a timely response to the current release of Blade Runner 2049. As sound designers and musicians we are particularly interested in the haunting and evocative music by Greek composer Vangelis.

Streambox Workshop

 

Date and Time

Thu 12 October 2017, 15:00 – 17:00 BST

Location

ONCA
14 Saint George’s Place
Brighton
BN1 4GB
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Run by Soundcamp, a group of artist-makers interested in the potential for DIY technologies to connect different locations, spanning rural, urban and hybrid environments, this two hour workshop will centre around making a rugged Raspberry Pi based netradio — or streambox — and DIY microphones. Participants will learn how to download and install open source software, assemble the equipment, and ins and outs of live audio streaming. The workshop will also cover streaming with a mobile phone or laptop.

No technical skills are assumed, but workshops will engage the most ardent of tinkerers.

Participants will be invited to a soundcamp over the first weekend of May 2018, in which a streambox device will be used to broadcast the dawn chorus from The Living Coast (the Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO World Biosphere Region), as part of an international, ecological live streaming event, REVEIL.

This event is part of the Brighton Digital Festival, organised as part of the Humanising Algorithmic Listening AHRC network, in partnership with The Living Coast.

It is kindly supported by Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex and Digital Music and Sound Arts, School of Media, University of Brighton.

ReHear: Launch Event

29 September 2017
14.00-16.00PM

The event is free but booking is necessary.
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Location

Performance Studio
Grand Parade Campus
University of Brighton
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The Digital music and Sound Arts course (School of Media, University of Brighton) teams up with Echoes.xyz to launch a new mobile phone audiowalk showcasing selected works by current staff and students in the course. The launch event is part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2017 programme and is supported by the University of Brighton’s School of Media.

For ReHear, the artists chose a specific site to locate their work within and to give it a new life and identity. ReHear places these pieces in real locations across Brighton and asks us to hear again but differently. Using a mobile phone and a pair of headphones, anyone can walk around and experience the city anew.

On the 29th of September, ReHear will have its official launch as part of a special event where members of the audience can meet the artists and the app developers and learn more about the project, the technology behind it and the process of creating it. They will then have the chance to use their mobile phones to experience the project.

Featured artists:

Jean Martin, Charles Pender, Mandie Brooks , Sonny Bacon, Jedd Winterburn, Olivia Louvel, Brianna Leeds, Samirah Roye,  Jordan Edge, Steven Mallinder, Maria Papadomanolaki, Jeph Vanger.

Please bring a mobile phone with WiFi/3G/4G capabilities and a pair of headphones.

The Digital Music and Sound Arts course explores innovative AV media, music/sound arts practices and productions.

@dmsabrighton #ReHear #BDF17

Echoes gives you the freedom to explore breath-taking GPS-triggered audio tours wherever you are.

@echoesxyz

This event is open to all people.

Image: Charles Pender – Maelström

The Solar System as a musical instrument

Join Dr Professor Kelly Snook at this year’s British Science Festival. Kelly Snook will guide you through Kepler’s harmonies, allowing the audience to become immersed in space using augmented reality and innovative data gloves.

Taking place in Brighton from 5- 9 September, co-hosted by the University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

To book your free tickets for Professor Kelly Snook – The Solar System as a musical instrument:
https://www.britishsciencefestival.org/event/the-solar-system-as-a-musical-instrument/

See/Hear: Alumni Showcase | A thing heard. four ways of listening

Jordan Edge, Joseph Higgins, Charles Pender, Joshua Legallienne with Guoda Dirzyte on selected dates will embark on a UK/DE Tour during the month of August.

About the tour

A Thing Heard: Four Ways of Listening is a collaborative tour showcasing the work of four contemporary British artists working in the field of sound art. The artists have curated a collection of sculptural artworks that use sound as the primary medium, exploring the inherent materiality and physicality of sound through a range of media, working methods, and outcomes.

The works utilise both conventional and unconventional methods of sound production; combining high-tech electronics (loudspeakers, computers, sensors, surface transducers) and customised sculptural elements (wood, rope, sheet metal, bioplastics, carbonated liquids, pyrotechnics) to demonstrate four distinct ways of working with sound in an artistic discipline.

Jordan Edge’s Acclimate is a temperature-reactive sound installation that uses industrial fans and loudspeakers to explore the physical and psychological effects of noise on the human body. Joseph Higgins’ Many Gods, Many Voices is an electro-acoustic composition and sound installation, using a bespoke sonic table to embody the ‘otherness’ of the human voice. Joshua Legallienne’s Action Without Action is a series of kinetic sculptures that produce acoustic sound without the use of loudspeakers, electronics, or conventional sources of energy. Charles Pender’s Maelström is an immersive multi-channel installation using surface transducers to propagate sound into suspended sheets of metal.

All four artists currently live and work in Brighton, UK.

August 2017 dates:

01/08 // BRIGHTON // Onca Gallery [fb | web]
04/08 // LONDON // Iklectik [fb | web]
07/08–09/08 // STOCKTON // The Auxiliary (residency) [fb]
11/08 // GATESHEAD // Workplace Gallery [fb]
13/08–14/08 // EDINBURGH // Interview Room 11 (exhibition)
15/08 // CUMBRIA // TBC
16/08 // LEEDS // Wharf Chambers, Middle Floor [fb | web]
18/08 // BRISTOL // Brunswick Club
20/08 // LONDON // Ace Hotel, Miranda Club [fb]
25/08 // BERLIN // Spektrum
27/08–29/08 // BERLIN // Modular+ (exhibition) [fb|

Todays Spotlight: Digital Music and Sound Arts Degree Show 2017

Every year, our students’ interests, talents and curiosities are manifested in many surprising and innovative ways. Each degree show delivers a whole new range of explorations, provocations and creative outputs. Either in the form of instrument building, video game design, sound installation art or sound for film and new media, the DMSA students offer new perspectives into what is possible through sound and a way of thinking about and doing with sound that goes beyond the audible into other senses, materials, technologies and the body. The 2017 Degree Show presented a series of ambitious, at times, large scale projects that grasped the attention of audiences and industry specialiststs who attended the Degree Show. Our students Guoda Dirzyte and Jordan Edge won awards for the outstanding quality of their pieces. This is of course the result of hard work often involving the extensive support of our technical staff and mentoring and guidance by our academic team.

List of Works
Guoda Dirzyte – Kokon Dansetsu Ma (Sound Installation)
Charles Pender – Maelström (Sound Installation)
Joseph Higgins – Many Gods, Many Voices (Sound Installation)
Maja Mihalik – bio.adversity (AV installation)
Jordan Edge – acclimate (Installation)
Justin O’Brien / John Doe – 2.1 Audio Piece – Number Stations and Short Wave Radio (Radio Art Composition)
Navid Asghari – Circadian (Found Footage / CCTV Film)
Ben Murphy – Avatar Arms (Video Game Design)
Lorcan Thompson – To Eternity (Experimental Film)
Rory Williams – Bend-A bespoke instrument for neurological disorders (Interactive/Instrument Design)

Today’s Spotlight: DMSA 2012 Degree Show Showreel

Digital Music and Sound Arts students come from a variety of backgrounds and through the three years of the course they undergo a trajectory of transformation. They are encouraged to challenge existing deas, explore new methodologies and technologies, develop in a focused manner sets of skills that will make them confident in their craft, critical in their thinking as practitioners and ready to keep up with the challenges of a rapidly changing and competitive field. The degree show is an important platform for both students and staff to demonstrate these concepts, to interface with industry people and establish a network.

Today’s spotlight revisits the final degree works by 2012 DMSA students showcasing the breadth of approaches and interests and the level of quality students aim to achieve. Either sound design and music for film, interactive audiovisual installations or music production, preparing the final degree project is a chance to be ambitious and to refine a creative vision so as to allign with the chosen career pathway of each student.

Featured Works

  • Roland Szabo – Preface (film)
  • Jack Ritchie – Symbiotic (Experimental Music Film)
  • Henry Holmes – Tape Requiem (Sound installation)
  • Marcel Kennard – Anxiety E.P (Music Album Production)
  • Melody Woodham – Character Building (Film)
  • Sean Tierney – Fair Use (Music Album Production)
  • Anthony Weigold – Political Signification (Experimental AV production)
  • Tom Bartlett – Necropolis (Sound Design)
  • Tanya Taylor – Tinkerings (Performative Sound Installation)
  • Sean Halsey – Dream Without A Dream (Film)
  • Anton Browne – Breakaway (Music Video)
  • Joseph Yates – Passages (Audiovisual Installation)
  • Jack Fletcher – Wild Bill (Sound Design for Film)
  • Peter Mines – Revenant Tapes (Experimental Electronic Music)
  • Chris Hoad – Vastec (Interactive Audio System for Music Performance and Production)
  • Joshua Clark-Legallienne – Restraint (Experimental Music)
  • Nicholas Keate – Triptych (Weltschmerz) (Audiovisula installation)
  • Joshua Feder – The Catatonic (Film)