Sounds in Space 2014

This is an archived page for the Sounds in Space Symposium held in 2014

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A Research Symposium – June 30th, 2014 University of Derby
Markeaton Street Campus

Sounds In Space Poster 2014

This is a free event, with lunch and light refreshments provided.  If you wish to register for the event, then please email Jessamie Self at

Sounds In Space, hosted by Creative Technologies Research Group, will involve a full programme of research presentations and practical demonstrations relating to spatial sound providing a rich opportunity for exploration of academic, technical and creative practice research in the aesthetics, procedure, technology and perception of technology-based spatial sound and music using the facilities of the Markeaton Street Campus of the University of Derby.

Draft Programme:

The day will have a 9.30 registration for a 9.50am start, and we’ll aim to finish around 4pm.  It’s gonna be an exciting day, with the programme shown below:

SinS 2014 Programme
Keynote : New Experiences In Broadcast Sound – Chris Pike, BBC Senior Scientist – Audio
A review of work in the broadcast industry towards the next-generation of audio formats that can deliver new experiences to audiences, including responsive, immersive, and interactive experiences. The talk will cover experiments carried out by the BBC and others in the industry as well as the latest standards developments. The will be sound examples played over the 20 loudspeaker rig.

About Chris:
Chris Pike is a Senior Scientist in the audio research team at BBC R&D. He is also the chair of the European Broadcasting Union technical group on Immersive Audio and a PhD candidate at the University of York. He aims to enable new and improved listening experiences through development of creative production tools and evaluation of the quality of experiences. Currently he is focussing on binaural audio systems.

Call for Works (now closed):

If you’re interested in demonstrating your work (research, case study, surround sound installation/composition etc), then please see the call and further details PDF below. The event is a relaxed, and stimulating one with time for networking/questions and discussion.

Sounds in Space 2014

To get a feel for the event, feel free to look at:

Sounds in Space 2013
Sounds in Space 2012
Sounds in Space 2011


Picture of a Surround Concert in Auditorium 3 at Markeaton Street, 2011

Picture of a Surround Concert in Auditorium 3 at Markeaton Street, 2011

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