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

  • 04 Oct 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Rose Shure Experience Centre, Monument, London



We will pause for lunch 1pm - 1.30pm, if you have been enjoying our morning sessions, please feel free to rest a while and listen to the foyer displays.


THE ASTORIA ROOM (talks & presentations):

1.30 - 3.00pm: Sarah Blumenau

Communication and Confidence Coaching

Sarah has worked for over a decade as a communication practitioner.

Sarah began her career as an actor. She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy and worked for many years in theatre, radio, television and film. Her passion for communication led her to train as a voice teacher at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is a voice tutor at RADA Business (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and a member of the international Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA).

Sarah supports others to become individual, authentic and influential communicators through developing their vocal impact, executive presence, presentation skills and public speaking.


Panel Discusssion, chaired by Carolyn Downing, featuring:

Linda O'Keefe

Dr Linda O Keeffe is a research led artist working and living in Scotland and has exhibited internationally with commissions from Europe, the UK, Brazil, Asia and the US. Her current body of practice is focused on the intersection of science & technology, ethics and communication, where she has produced a number of art works, published research papers and keynote presentations.

Backstage Niche

Backstage Niche is a community of freelancers, advocating for increased access, education and opportunity for theatre professionals from the global majority.

Vicki Hill

Vicki Hill is a passionate Board member for the Association of Sound Designers, amongst her other duties she has curated the last few editions of the Echo and also works in the West End and beyond.


Join Helen Atkinson & Vicki Hill as they reflect on the events of the day and bring day one of our extraordinary event to a close. 

THE BARBICAN ROOM (skills workshops):

Helen Skiera

3.15 - 4 pm: Binaural storytelling - skills session 1

4.15 - 5pm: Binaural storytelling - skills session 2

Join Helen and our Binaural head as she takes you on a binaural story telling adventure.

Helen works in creative sound; designing and creating live and recorded experiences. She is a musician and often works with her own music and that of others, as part of her designs.

She also teaches and leads workshops in sound: concept, design and technical skills.

THE ROUNDHOUSE ROOM (skills workshops):

Ellie Holland/Saffron

3.15 - 4 pm: Using Field Recordings in Dance Music - skills session 1

4.15 - 5pm: Using Field Recordings in Dance Music - skills session 2

Ellie Holland is a multi genre, multi disciplinary music practitioner that is active across a variety of projects. Since first releasing music under the Dutchie moniker in 2017, her neo-soul inspired vocal projects and versatile bass driven, club ready productions have garnered support from radio stations and platforms such as BBC Radio 1, Worldwide FM, HÖR Berlin,  Attack Mag and Clash. Her productions encompass a wide range of influences, including elements of soundscape composition and experimental audio manipulation which has seen her expand into working as a sound designer for projects such as Greenpeace’s ‘Big Plastic Count’ results video and the theatre show Opal Fruits which has just completed a UK wide tour, including a month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Her years of working as a freelance live sound engineer encouraged a natural curiosity around the possibilities of both sound design and speaker setups, and she recently completed a Masters in Sound Production through which she undertook extensive practical and academic research into fusing soundscape composition practices with dance music in both stereo and multichannel formats. Alongside this she has been teaching Studio and Live Sound Engineering for Saffron for Sound and Immersive Environments and Studio Engineering at BIMM, and for these workshops she will be breaking down some of her productions and demonstrating some of the possibilities that can be explored through the manipulation of field recordings for use in electronic dance music.

How to Find Us

The venue for Pause, Play, Discover has 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.

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