Spring schedule

Coming soon…

Individual event announcements will be shared via our mailing list so please make sure that you join here. To express early interest in any of the following events please e-mail soundnetwork2015@gmail.com and specify which are of interest to you.
Machine listening in music: a beginners guide
Dr Amy Beeston http://dcs.shef.ac.uk/~amyb

At Leeds University and the University of Huddersfield

This workshop introduces the idea of Machine Listening in music. It demonstrates how computers hear and process sound in comparison with your ears, to help you make the best of this information in your own music/sound work. More information will be released along with the dates – yes there will be two, one in Leeds and another in Huddersfield. If you want to see events happening in your area give us a shout! You may need to help find sponsorship but together we make things happen.


Thinking, researching and writing about composers
13+ (with guardians for 13-15 yrs)
Angharid Cooper – Creative Project Leader for the British Music Collection at Sound and Music. http://www.soundandmusic.org/knowledge-hub/about/team
Abi Bliss – Freelance journalist and writer http://www.abibliss.co.uk/
University of Huddersfield

This workshop has been developed to provide inspiration for exploring the British Music Collection, with particular focus on female composers, offering the opportunity for you to write a short ‘composer spotlight’ with guidance and the possibility of publishing your work on the Sound and Music website. This will be of particular interest if you have ambitions in music journalism, or just interests in exploring the British Music Collection to research female composers. We are particularly keen to encourage young authors.

You may also be interested in this fabulous article from Sound and Music: A spotlight on female composers.


Texture // textiles // tactiles: a sounding experiment
11+ (with guardians for 11-15 yrs)
Thursday February 18th 3pm (allowing time for you to attend the other festival talks and concerts that day).

University of Huddersfield

Flora Könemann is a sound artist that works with physical objects and touch contact microphones in her craft and performance. As part of the Electric Spring 5 days of sonic exploration this year, Flora is visiting from Berlin to build a sound installation at The University of Huddersfield, and while she is here she has kindly offered a workshop for our network:

A hands on evening. A sounding experiment. Bring textiles inspired objects (i.e. Knitting needles, fabrics, scissors or different threads). Anything that you don’t mind giving up to use as a sound generating textiles object. You will learn how to solder objects to generate sound, and explore the sound of textiles.

We would like to emphasise that you may be interested in the full Electric Spring festival. Some highlights might be:
– February 17th concert: Marcelle Deschênes
– February 18th concert: Opening act, postgraduate Jung In Jung
– February 21st concert: Concert featuring Terri Hron
Full line-up



Audulus: Beginners guide to modular synthesis
13+ (with guardians for 13-15 yrs)

Zoë Blade

This informal knowledge sharing workshop has been set up following generous support from Audulus who are providing participants with a free copy of their stunning modular synthesis platform (worth £20). If you would like to develop a basic technical understanding of modular synthesis and explore the musical possibilities of sound synthesis in your compositions this is certainly for you.

Other future workshops will include IxILang live coding with Liz Dobson, Arduino basics with Joanne Armitage and other social events as we go! If you would like to offer a workshop or request something please contact us: soundnetwork2015@gmail.com

Published by: Liz Dobson

Lecturer in Music Technology at The University of Huddersfield. Interested in fostering undergraduate multi-disciplinary collaboration, blurring community boundaries for the benefit of learning in informal settings.

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