Digital Creativity Speaker Series: Sounds, Voices & Technology network takeover!

1:00pm, Wed 10th November 2021


We're excited to announce that this autumn the University of York's Sounds, Voices and Technology (SoVoT) network will take over the Digital Creativity Speaker Series for a Sound Manipulation session.

The session will be the first seminar event for the SoVoT Network at the University of York. The topic of Sound Manipulation will be explored through three 15 minutes presentations followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. The event will close with a brief discussion about the Network itself and any other ideas attendees wish to bring up. 


Prof Tom McLeish - is a physicist, academic interdisciplinary leader, and writer. He is inaugural Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics at the University of York, England, and is also affiliated to the University’s Centre for Medieval Studies and Humanities Research Centre.

Talk: 'New Acoustic Science from Old - A 13C theory of sound breaks the humanities-science barrier.’

Dr Tom Collins - Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Music Technology. Tom graduated in Music from Robinson College, Cambridge (MA 2005), and then from a second undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Keble College, Oxford (MA 2008). He undertook doctoral work at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK from 2008 to 2011. The PhD, titled Improved methods for pattern discovery in music, with applications in automated stylistic composition, was supervised by Robin Laney, Alistair Willis, and Paul Garthwaite.

Talk: 'Bridging audio and symbolic domains: Computational methods for extracting what musicians hear in music.'

Dr Alessandro Altavilla - Lecturer in Digital Creativity with research interests in Interactive media art, interaction design, theory and aesthetics of digital media; affordance, embodiment, memory; sound art, interactive sonification, sound design, listening practices, sonic memories; design of digital music instruments, live electronics and live coding, acousmatic composition, film music. 

Talk: 'Designing from listening: Embodied interaction and manipulation of sonic experience.'

Please email to register your interest in this event and receive joining instructions.