Beginning of the Academic Year 2018/19

Dear Sound Designers,

It’s almost time to begin another year and I am very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Greenwich. Geoff and the technicians have been busy over the summer with upgrades to the studios and we look forward to receiving some new equipment over the next few weeks which will begin to find its way into your hands via the studios.

Academics have been working on research projects and preparing events and activities for the next year. On the 4th October Ian will host a launch event for his new record label project Sonus Localia, presenting surround sound recordings and compositions. I have been finalising plans for this year’s Loudspeaker Orchestra concert series, which will welcome many international guests to share their works and their ideas with you in public concerts across the whole year. And as ever, all of our research activities are feeding directly into our teaching as we bring the ideas and approaches that we have explored directly into modules and classes on the programme.

This coming year will be the first time that we have students across all three years and I am really looking forward to the benefits that this will bring in increased community. I hope that you’ll be keen to join in with the many events that we are organising, and that you’ll be inspired and empowered to arrange your own events and performances.

See you in Welcome Week, with our first concert taking place on Friday 21st September – Ben Ramsay: Loudspeaker Orchestra.

Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards & Sound Masterclasses

The RTS has announced its call for works for this years Student Awards with a specific “Undergraduate Sound” category.

Deadline for submission is October 20th.
Follow the link for more details:

They have also released details of their masterclass programmes which will take place on November 15th. :

A video of the 2016 Sound Masterclass with Emma Penny and Louise Willcox is available below:

Abstracted Journeys in Moscow – September 2017

Abstracted Journeys, a composition by Andrew Hill (Lecturer in Sound Design and Music Technology, and Programme Leader of the BA Sound Design programme at Greenwich), is to be performed as part of the 35th General Assembly of International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music CIME, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, September 25 – 28, 2017.

One of three compositions from the UK, Abstracted Journeys has been selected to represent the British Electroacoustic Network at this international colloquium.

The International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) was founded in 1981 in Bourges, France, at the initiative of Christian Clozier. Today, the ICEM consists of the national federations in 14 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Chile, China, Cuba, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the Ukraine; and of member organizations (OIM) in 9 countries: CEMI-University of North Texas (USA), CMMAS at Morelia (Mexico), CEAMMC – The Centre for Electroacoustic Music of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow (Russia), GrupLac Investigacion y Creation in Bogota (Columbia), Hungarian Computer Music Foundation (HCMF) in Budapest (Hungary), ICST – The Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology of the Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland), The Mnémothèque Internationale de Musique Électroacoustique MISAME in Bourges (France), The Orquestra del Caos of the Barcelona Cultural Center (Spain) and Spectro Center for New Music in Tehran (Iran).


New Academic Year – 17/18

We’re excited that the new academic year is only around the corner. This year students will engage in a wide range of creative projects, have visiting lectures from a wide range of industry professionals and develop their skills in manipulating and controlling sound.

Our cohort of Sound Design students is set to expand by 2/3 from this next academic year, creating an even richer and more diverse community of students.

Details of this year’s programme of concerts and events will be published soon.