The Space in Sound - Video Recordings

The Space in Sound was an online symposium held over Zoom in September 2020. Exploring the capabilities of sound to create space, it included a series of imaginative talks from artist Haroon Mirza, composer Lucy Harrison, sound designer in film Paul Davies, and filmmaker Aneil Karia. Scroll on to watch these fascinating discussions again.

Sound & Imagined Spaces: Paul Davies in conversation with Aneil Karia

The acclaimed sound designer Paul Davies is joined by director Aneil Karia to talk about creating sound for the imagined spaces of cinema and, more specifically, to discuss their collaboration on Aneil Karia's film Surge (2020). This talk originally screened on 17 September 2020 and was generously supported by BFI Network and Film Hub South East.

Talks + Q&A from Haroon Mirza and Lucy Harrison.

These talks by artist Haroon Mirza, and composer Lucy Harrison explore how sound can occupy immersive space, architectural space and ritual space. These talks originally screened on 18 September 2020 and were generously supported by BFI Network and Film Hub South East.

Haroon Mirza: Sound for Methods of Celebration 

Lucy Harrison: Sound & Immersive Spaces

About the Speakers

Haroon Mirza is a sound artist working at the intersections of fine art and electronic music, he structures the unglamorous beeps and buzzes of antiquated audio technology into beats and melodies, synchronizing these sounds with lights and moving pieces. Part music, part sculpture, part architectural intervention, Mirza ‘remixes’ not just sounds but the spaces they inhabit. At The Space in Sound, he will be discussing sound for ritual and celebration in relation to his epic collaboration with Lighthouse – The Wave Epoch. Haroon Mirza is represented by Lisson Gallery, and won The Silver Lion for Most Promising Artist at 54th Venice Biennale.

Lucy Harrison is a composer and sound designer. Her work focuses on interactive sound, using technology and electronics to create immersive soundscapes and interactive installations, and scores for film and theatre. She has a PhD in composition from Royal Holloway, where she investigated interactive sound/music and audience engagement. Lucy is a lecturer on the Production and Games courses at ACM (Academy for Contemporary Music) in London and Guildford, where she teaches sound design, interactive audio and performance and technology.

Paul Davies. As sound designer for acclaimed Hollywood and Indie films, Paul is a long-term collaborator of director Lynne Ramsay, Steve McQueen and Stephen Frears, among others. His past projects include You Were Never Really Here, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Hunger.

Aneil Karia. As a short film director, Aneil took part in Lighthouse’s Guiding Lights 7 mentoring programme in 2015- 2016. This year, his first feature film Surge, (starring Ben Whishaw) has premiered at Sundance 2020, winning The Special Jury Prize for Whishaw’s lead acting performance.

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