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Composing Experiences

Composing Experiences

Lunchtime Talks

In Venue Talk + Live stream

Please note: This event took place in Feb 2022

In this Lunchtime Talk, artist and composer Duncan Speakman will present some new methods for understanding how people experience immersive artworks. Focusing on journeys through physical environments he will explain how ‘time geography’ can be really useful for anyone designing experiential works for audiences. Through sharing some of his own recent works, Duncan will also offer some provocations around how sound and augmented reality might offer us new insights and responses to climate collapse.

Duncan Speakman is an artist and composer working with mobile audio and locative media, creating narrative experiences that engage audiences emotionally and physically in uncontrolled spaces. From intimate in-ear stories to large scale performances, his award winning projects range from sound installations on Guangzhou tram networks and loudspeaker symphonies in Christchurch, to performative audio walks in Saitama and radio works for the BBC. His recent project ‘Only Expansion’ won the award for Best Immersive/XR at London Film Festival and the Special Jury award for immersive non-fiction at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. He recently completed his PhD on the temporal composition of audio augmented reality.

From 10:00 - 17:00 you can stay at the Studio for Open Studio Fridays - join us to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. The Studio provides chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Tell us what you’re up to, or allow us to facilitate conversations within the resident community. Studio staff and residents will be around to chat, answer questions, or tell you more about what we do. The open afternoons close at 17:00, sometimes with a trip to the Café & Bar.

The Lunchtime Talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio, which is in the Watershed building. The Studio is just beyond the Café & Bar, turn right and then go down the corridor to your left (where the toilets are). The double doors here will be open, go all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.