School of Music and Fine Art

Inspired Teaching Cutting Edge Research


A unique event exploring the creative use of sound in media and the arts

19-22 April 2017, Regent’s University, Regent’s Park, London NW1



Keynote Speakers:
Catherine Alexander, Honor Beddard, Werner Cee, Mychael Danna, Stephen Deutsch, Mike Gunton, Gideon Koppel, Hans Peter Kuhn, George Home-Cook, Julian Henriques, Peter Middleton, Walter Murch, Annabelle Pangborn, Piers Plowright, Adam Roberts, Patsy Rodenburg, James Spinney, Sarah Turner, Mark Underwood and Hildegard Westerkamp.


What is the School of Sound?

The School of Sound is an intensive four day event created to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to using sound in the arts and media, with a particular interest in the relation between sound and image. We explore what sound does, how we listen, and where that takes us.

Through a series of talks and masterclasses, you’ll be immersed in a world of imagination, invention and innovation. Listening to presentations from a diversity of incredible talents, you will be able to reflect on sound as something that is profoundly complex, entertaining and important.

Why attend the School of Sound?

The SOS provides a rare opportunity to hear and meet a group of talented creatives working at the highest levels of the arts and media, speaking in detail about how they think and work.

And the SOS is not about just one area of sound production. It covers film, theatre, dance, installation, music and radio, allowing you to expand your thinking and increase your ability to work in diverse areas of media and the arts.

At the SOS you will find yourself part of a specialist group of people – professional practitioners, educators, artists and students from around the world – with whom you can network, exchange ideas and create collaborations.

You won’t learn how to use hardware or software. But it will move you to say, “I never thought of working that way."


For details: Programme 2017 and Registration and Fees 2017

To learn more about the School of Sound go to where you can listen to previous presentations in the ARCHIVE section.


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Last Updated: 15/03/2017