SOUND/IMAGE 2023 Festival

9 November – 12 November 2023

University of Greenwich 

Concerts / Talks / Performances / Screenings / Installations 

This audiovisual festival brings together international artists and experts exploring the relationship between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves. 

To celebrate the publication of the new book on sonic creativity “Art of Sound: Creativity in Film Sound and Electroacoustic Music” and the launch of our new creative practice research facilities the “Shared Hub for Immersive Future Technologies” this 2023 edition of the festival celebrates works responding to the theme “Creativity Shared”. 

From over 340 submissions, we have curated a rich programme of complementary talks, screenings, loudspeaker orchestra concerts, and performances – bringing together composers, filmmakers, electronic musicians, live visual performers, researchers from all over the world to stimulate discussion, debate and engage diverse perspectives and new insights on sound and audiovisual practice. 

Special Guests 

We are delighted to welcome the following featured artists as special guests: 

John Young


John Young is a composer working in the field of electroacoustic music.  His output includes works for multi-channel loudspeaker environments, music for instruments and electroacoustic sounds and electroacoustic documentary conceived for radio. 

Jorge Lopes Ramos

Interactive Theatre and Performance 

Over the past two decades, Jorge’s research has addressed a fast growing, yet significantly unresearched area of investigation: immersive, participatory and interactive theatre. His research contributions have helped advance the subject area, both nationally and internationally, through an extensive record of original, significant and rigorous research through publications in book chapters, research reports, conference papers and practice-as-research (PAR) outputs. 

Conference Programme 

Day One: Thursday 9 November  

Location: Bathway Theatre, SE18 6QX

5.30 – 6pm, Conference Registration 

6pm – 8pm, Keynote – Jorge Lopes Ramos

8-8.30pm, Interval / Drinks Reception

8.30pm – 10pm, Concert 1 – XR and AV 

Day Two: Friday 10 November 

Location: Bathway Theatre, SE18 6QX

10.30am – 12.30pm, Talk 1

12.30 – 1.30pm, Lunch Break (Lunch not provided) 

1.30 – 3pm, Concert 2 – Acousmatic

3 – 5pm, Talk 2

5 – 6.30pm, Dinner (Dinner not provided) 

6.30 – 7.30pm, Art of Sound Private Book Launch 

7.30 – 8.30pm, Concert 3 – John Young 

9 – 10pm, Concert 4 – Acousmatic 

Day Three: Saturday 11 November  

Location: Stockwell Street Academic Building, SE10 9BD

10.30am – 12.30pm, Talk 3 

12.30 – 1.30pm, Lunch Break (lunch not provided) 

1.30 – 2pm, Screening 1

2 – 2.30pm – Practical Demonstration

2-45 – 4.15pm – Installation – patter (vacuous matter)

4.30 – 6pm – Concert 5 – Live Performance 1

6pm – Exhibition Launch and Installations  

8pm – Conference Dinner 

Day Four: Sunday 12 November 

Location: Stockwell Street Academic Building, SE10 9BD

10.30am – 12.30pm, Talk 4

12.30 – 1.30pm, Lunch Break (Lunch not provided) 

1.30 – 2pm, Screening 2

2 – 2.30pm – Practical Demonstration

2.45 – 3.30pm – Installations 

3.30 – 4.30pm, Concert 6 – Live Performance 2 

5 – 6.30pm, Concert 7 – Live Performance 3


Location: Stockwell Street Academic Building, SE10 9BD

Installations will be running from 6.30pm, Saturday 11 November and will remain open until Friday 15 December. See the full schedule for detailed timings.  

Ticket and Venue Information 

Festival (4-day) pass: £50, £25 students / emerging artist  

Day pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday): £25, £15 students / emerging artist 

Saturday Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert (Concerts 3 and 4): £7.50 

Festival and day passes provide access to all concerts, screenings and talks. 

Venue Locations

Thursday and Friday
Bathway Theatre, SE18 6QX

Saturday and Sunday
Stockwell Street Academic Building, SE10 9BD

Do As You’re Told?

a Symposium by Centre for Creative Futures

Saturday 11 November – Tuesday 14 November

This edition of SOUND/IMAGE will run alongside our sister event Do As You’re Told?, an academic symposium on the book project ‘Do As You’re Told?: Conversations with ZU-UK About Instruction-based Performance Practice’ by our colleagues in the Centre for Creative Futures Research.