Pause, Play, Discover - Day One - 4th October- Morning.

  • 04 Oct 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rose Shure Experience Centre, Monument, London




THE ASTORIA ROOM (talks & presentations):

9.15am - Coffee & sign up

Take a moment to drink a cuppa and sign up for skills workshops before the day begins.

10.00am - Opening Session

Join us as we welcome participants to our extraordinary event. The opening session will be a chance learn more about the day, meet other participants and plan your own journey through the talks, skills sessions and more.

10.15 - 11.00am: MWEN

In conversation with Melanie Wilson

Mwen is a Sound Artist who has been working creatively with sound as an artist, producer, composer, DJ and session musician for a number of years.

More recently Mwen's creative output expanded to include sound design and composing for theatre, live performance and film. Mwen’s creative practice melds the worlds of music technology, electronic music, live sound and performance.

Mwen is currently working on Wreckage as Sound Designer, playing at the Harlow Playhouse & Ed Fringe, July-Aug 2022, it will also be showing at The Turbine Theatre from January 2023.

11.10 - 11.50am: MUNOTIDA CHINYANGA

Making Sound for theatre as an anti-disciplinary artist

Munotida Chinyanga is an anti-disciplinary practitioner creating work through Direction and Sound Design. She's co-artistic director of the international arts collective, state of the [art]. Munotida has a Masters in Theatre Arts focusing on Multidisciplinary practices, Sonic Art and International Collaboration. She has worked at venues such as; The Young Vic, The Gate Theatre (A Small Place, 2018), Pleasance Theatre (Ali and Dahlia, 2019), and the Oxford Northwall.

International work includes Creative Europe residences in Serbia (2016), France (2017) and Malta (2017). Her residencies usually focus on how theatre/ performance and sonic art can facilitate the making or bringing together of a community, especially in environments that do not have a constant connection to the arts. Munotida has also directed productions and delivered masterclasses at Teatro India, The National Theatre of Rome and Teatro di Akrai, The National Institute of Ancient Drama, Sicily. At the National Theatre of Rome, she worked on ways we can mediate dialogue that is cross cultural creating both sonic and performative experiences for audiences. Munotida has also produce work for the Republic of China and South Korea as part of the 2019 YIYUAN TANG Museum & Foundation in China. In China, she worked with the community in Chongming to explore the history of several abandoned areas, including a mooncake factory and created performances with the elderly community investigating memories and the future as well as collaborating with visual artists to merge the two disciplines.

12.00 - 12.45pm: CAROLYN DOWNING

In conversation - Designing the Common Wealth Games

Join Carolyn Downing, Olivier Award winning Sound Designer as she talks us through her work on the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

12.45pm: LUNCH

We will pause for lunch, if you are staying for the afternoon session, please feel free to rest a while and listen to the foyer displays.

THE BARBICAN ROOM (skills workshops):


11.10 - 11.50:  Mixing Musicals - skills session 1

12 - 12.45: Mixing Musicals - skills session 2

Our play sessions are a chance to learn a new skill or further develop your existing knowledge. Claire Stamp is a senior sound and video technician at the National Theatre. With several years experience in large venues Claire will guide participants through mixing for musicals, from programming faders and groups all the way to a standing ovation.

THE ROUNDHOUSE ROOM (skills workshops):


11.10 - 11.50:  Ableton: workflow tips for creativity & flow - skills 1

12 - 12.45: Ableton: workflow tips for creativity & flow - skills 2

YSWN inspires and enables women and girls to explore sound and music technology in Yorkshire and beyond. 

Since 2015 YSWN has established a network for women and girls interested in gaining skills and confidence in music and sound technology. We’re growing all the time, with several affiliated groups across Yorkshire – and as far afield as Malta – who provide a place for sharing skills and advice, finding mentors, making friends and building communities.

In addition, we run a host of projects devoted to education, network-building and artistic development. We also work with the audio industry to promote equality, tackle discrimination and increase opportunities for women and people of non-binary genders.

How to Find Us

The Premises for Pause, Play, Discover have been generously donated by our Corporate Members Shure. The Rose Shure Experience centre is close to Monument Tube station. The Google Maps Page for the centre is here.

Travel assistance scheme will be available for those 50 miles from the session location 

Thanks to our corporate sponsors:



Please note, the ASD reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice. Such alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

All events will be filmed and photographed - your presence confirms your permission for the ASD to use any images or recordings of you in our publicity materials and seminar archive.

The ASD does not accept responsibility for anyone acting as a result of information or views expressed on its training courses including course material. Opinions expressed are those of individual trainers and not necessarily those of the ASD. Participants should take professional advice when dealing with specific situations.



(c) Association of Sound Designers 2020

The ASD is a registered charity in the UK | Registered Charity No. 1165633 | Terms, conditions & privacy policy

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software