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 application showcasing selected works by current 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 students 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.

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

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)