Department of Music
Sound-Image-Space: Applying Music Technology
Leeds Music Technology Education Conference
Leeds, October 2004
LEEDS MUSIC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2004
SOUND-IMAGE-SPACE: APPLYING MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Thursday 28th - Saturday 30th October 2004
Conference announcement and call for papers/works/installations
Following the success of the 1st Leeds Music Technology Education Conference in 2003,
Leeds College of Music announces LMTEC 2004: Sound- Image-Space.
LMTEC has been established to provide a forum for the promotion of best practice in
music technology learning and teaching in Further and Higher Education, through the
dissemination of the latest research and developments in the field and consideration
of practical strategies for teaching various skills and techniques. Music technology
is broadly defined as encompassing all aspects of the subject ranging from classical
electroacoustic composition to commercial music production. The conference will be of
particular relevance to lecturers and teachers of music technology, researchers in
music technology and music education, students and industry specialists.
LMTEC 2004 CONFERENCE THEME
SOUND-IMAGE-SPACE: APPLYING MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
The 2004 conference will focus on the relationships between sound, image and space
that exist in both commercial and non-commercial applications of music technology.
The consideration of sound, image and space is explicit in many areas which represent
significant career destinations for graduates of music technology courses. The
composition and production of music and sound for visual media such as film,
television and computer games are important applications of music technology.
Awareness of space and skills to manipulate sonic dimensions are vital in location
and studio recording, sound design and in the development of audio playback
technology. Many composers actively choose to exploit the exciting possiblities of
multi-media technology in their work, directly addressing the relationships between
sound, image and space through installations and collaboration with visual artists.
The conference will address good practice in learning and teaching in these and other
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE CONCERTS, STUDENT FRINGE EVENTS, PAPERS AND
PANEL DISCUSSIONS, INSTALLATIONS, TRADE EXHIBITS and optional CONFERENCE DINNER.
Keynote Speaker: DAVID SONNENSCHEIN. David is an award-winning Sound Designer who
directs feature films, performs classical and jazz clarinet, and teaches vibrational
healing and sound design. He is co-founder and president of Sonic Strategies, a
company specialising in sonification for interactive media and emerging technologies.
His interests also focus upon research and creation of sound for theraputic uses.
David is mainly active as a professional sound designer, director and producer, and
teaches at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba.
CALL FOR PAPERS / POSTERS / WORKS / INSTALLATIONS
Deadline for submissions: Monday 5th July 2004
Proposals are invited for presentation of composition and research in music
technology, with special consideration being given to work that addresses the
conference theme: SOUND-IMAGE-SPACE.
Proposals for 20 minute papers or poster presentations may be submitted, preferably
by email, in the form of an abstract of no more than 250 words. Possible topics for
consideration may include:
Vocational vs. academic training
Evaluating student work placements
The relationship between music technology education and industry
Career pathways for music technology graduates
Progression and links between FE/HE in music technology
Teaching the composition and production of music for moving image
The relationship between sound design and film scoring
The spacial dimensions of sound design, surround sound and audio playback
Approaches to surround sound production
Intertexuality in multi-media art
Collaboration in sonic and live arts
Proposals for themed panel discussions are also welcome- please provide a brief
outline of the topic and a list of panel participants preferably by email.
Proposals for the presentation of electronic composition should include an Audio CD
(stereo) or DVD (5.1 surround) and programme notes. Pieces should be no more than 10
minutes and may incorporate live performance and/or visual elements. Please note that
pieces will be replayed rather than diffused and that the venue will be a small club
rather than a concert hall.
Proposals for the presentation of installations should include an Audio CD or DVD and
full details of technical/spatial requirements and programme notes.
NOTE: Proposals for the presentation of composition/installation together with a
related paper are encouraged.
All submissions (please note deadline Monday 5th July 2004):
Dr. Catherine Parsonage, Research Fellow
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD, UK
+44-(0)113 222 3485
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