The School of Sound International Symposium 2015
The Southbank Centre, London
8-11 April 2015
The School of Sound is about sound – as an art in itself and how it is used in the arts and media. We explore what sound does, how audiences listen.
The SOS is a place where you can raise your awareness of how audio production works, how it conveys information and emotion, how you can work with it.
For four days 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 disconnect from your day-to-day work to reflect on sound as something that is profoundly complex, entertaining and important.
The SOS provides a rare opportunity to hear and meet creatives from 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, games, installation, music and radio, to expand your thinking and increase your ability to work in diverse areas of media and the arts.
At the SOS you will mix with hundreds of like-minded people – professional practitioners, educators, artists and students – with whom you can network, exchange ideas and create collaborations.
SOS 2015 features John Akomfrah, Siobhan Davies, Peter Sellars, Gerhard Eckel, Pauline Oliveros, Imogen Stidworthy, Nicolas Becker, Kristian Eidnes Andersen and a special session on games sound. For full programme and registration details, go to