Exploring Sonification (24 Oct 17)
Tuesday 24 October 2017, 3.00pm
Composer Jamie Perera in conversation with Emily Howard
PRiSM Launch Event: Composer Presentation with RNCM School of Composition
Studio 4, RNCM
Jamie Perera is a composer who works with relevant sound in meaningful ways. Examples of this approach include using Iowa radio static in an Emmy nominated film about child poverty in the USA, making music from prime numbers with Oxford’s Simonyi Professor Marcus Du Sautoy, recording fists striking the human body as a drum for a C4 series on gang violence, sequencing car parts for Chevrolet, sonifying climate change data for The Serpentine Gallery and creating a soundtrack out of guns for Amnesty International.
In this session Jamie presented examples of work that have led him into the realms of sonification, discussed issues around sonification for those exploring the subject themselves, and tested some of these issues first hand in a short workshop to discuss students’ work and sonify prepared materials.