Bath Spa University will present the third Seeing Sound (Visual Music) symposium on the 23rd/24th November 2013. The event has a broad remit in exploring the role of sound and music in a multimedia context and combines paper sessions, screenings and live performance.
This year sees a focus on live performance, with one programme of dance-based work centering on the award-winning Hidden Fields arts/science project and another of cutting edge real-time audio-visualization. In addition, we will concentrate on the role of visual music in early computer graphics, with a programme of very rarely-screened films by John and James Whitney.
Confirmed speakers include computer music pioneer Jean Piché (Université de Montréal) and Larry Cuba, whose leading role in the development of computer-generated images included he first use of computer graphics in mainstream cinema, in the original Star Wars film as well as more experimental visual music works. We have other presenters and performers coming from the US, Canada, Australia, Venezuela, Brasil and across Europe. It promises to be a rich and exciting event – please join us if you can!