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Future Soundings

Future Soundings

Lunchtime Talks


Please note: This event ended on 12 July 2024

In this week's Lunchtime Talk, Duncan Speakman will present his new project - created alongside theatre company Uninvited Guests and DEFRA - which explores sound and the future of our freshwater systems through immersive sound performance. He asks the question:

Can sound help us imagine and create better futures?

Duncan will present this project, alongside a range of other international future sound projects and practitioners exploring the theory, practice and possibilities of this exciting new field.

About Duncan

Duncan Speakman is an artist and composer who has been resident at the Pervasive Media Studio since its inception. Since 1999 he has been 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 audio augmented reality project ‘Only Expansion’ won Best Immersive/XR experience at London Film Festival and the Special Jury award for Immersive Non-fiction at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.

Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Fri 12 July at 1:00 for the talk and to take part in the Q&A discussion afterwards.

The Pervasive Media Studio is a partnership between the Watershed, University of the West of England and University of Bristol. The lunchtime talks are partly supported by MyWorld, a project led by the University of Bristol to support creative industries in the region. Watershed is supported by Arts Council England.

*Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.

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