Pause, Play, Discover - Day Two - 5th October - Morning.

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




THE ASTORIA ROOM (talks & presentations):

9.15am - Coffee and sign-up

Take a moment to drink a cuppa and sign up for skills sessions.

10.00am - Opening Session

Join Carolyn Downing as she welcomes participants to the second day of 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: Eddie Dobson

'What's the big deal about gender based sound collectives?'

Eddie is a sound effects editor, sound designer, composer.

Teaching sonic art, sound and music for image at The University of Huddersfield they also have a commitment to supporting women, girls and non-binary people, in particular through their work as a co-director of the Yorkshire Sound Women Network.

11.10 - 11.50am: Nela Brown

Female Laptop Orchestra: bridging continents, countries and culture through telematic music performance.

 Female Laptop Orchestra (FLO) connects female musicians, sound artists, composers, engineers and computer scientists globally, through co-located and distributed collaborative music creation. Each FLO performance is site-specific and performer-dependant, mixing location-based field recordings, live coding, acoustic instruments, voice, sound synthesis and real-time sound processing using Web Audio API’s and VR environments with audio streams arriving from different global locations (via the internet and mobile networks). From stereo to immersive 3D audio (and everything in between), FLO is pushing the boundaries of technology and experimentation within the context of ensemble improvisation and telematic collaboration.

12.00 - 12.45am: Dr Lucie Clements/Applause for Thought

Stress Reduction and Coping Skills for Sound Practitioners 

Lucie is an ex-dancer and British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist and a specialist in psychological health and wellbeing in the performing arts industry.

12.45: 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: MAX for absolute beginners - skills session 1

12 - 12.45: MAX for absolute beginners - skills session 2

In this user-friendly beginner’s guide, Sarah Angliss introduces you to Max and gives you an overview of why it was created and how it can bring something entirely new to anyone’s soundworld. Originating in IRCAM, Paris, Max is extraordinarily powerful software that enables you to do everything from playing a simple sound file to designing your own real-time effects, sensate sound and video sculptures, and machine-learning-enriched audio tools. It can also be integrated with Ableton Live. Step by step, Sarah goes through how to get started in Max and shows you how much you can achieve, even if you’re a complete beginner - no coding experience required!

Sarah Angliss is a composer, sound designer and robotic artist. Her original sound and music has been used in theatre, film, gallery installations and in her own live concert performances. In 2021 she received the Ivor Novello Visionary Award for her body of work.

THE ROUNDHOUSE ROOM (skills workshops):


11.10 - 11.50: Breaking the Sound Binary - alternative forms of composition -  skills 1

12 - 12.45: Breaking the Sound Binary - alternative forms of composition - skills 2

Xana is a live loop musician, sound designer, interaction designer and poet who often works collaboratively with other artists, researchers, theatre practitioners and filmmakers. Xana is passionate about working with young people; devising creative workshops; and encouraging the engagement of others with improvisational sonic experiences.

Xana plans to develop other projects that explore archives as a place of active memory through stories around transhumanism/biotechnology. This period of development has lead to their current thread of research into how sound plays a role in architecture and algorithmic data cultures and its impact on local communities.

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.



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