Sound Design Schedule

  • All sound design events occur in T2103, Theater and Dance Building unless otherwise noted.
  • None of the events require a ticket or have a fee.

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2 July          1300-1500      Presentation: Chi Po-Hai (TW)

                                    “Sonification and Speaker Objects”

                   1500-1700      Presentation: Junghoon Pi (KR)

                                    “Spatial Sound Design and Music Composition in Theatre”

                   1800-1930      Sound Design Group meeting & dinner

                                    (off-site TBA)   open meeting- all are welcome to attend


                   1930-2230       ListenHear event (off-site TBA)                     

                                    Bassam Yaqout (EG) “Nout Eyes”

                                    Brad Ward (US) - “Current Projects”

                                    Duncan Chang (TW) - TBA

                                    Erik T. Lawson (US) - “In Search of an Alluvial Shore”

                                    Hong Ji (CN) - “Exploring Music Composition for Theatre”

                                    Jethro Joaquin (PH) - “Sound Outreach”

                                    Jing Yin (CN) - “Gods Or Ghosts?”

                                    Joe Pino (US) - “Power Spots”

                                    Jorge Hernández Jiménez-Smith (MX) & Yao Liao (TW) -
                                         “The Mushroomhead (or How to Be Audience and
                                          Performer at the Same Time Without Probably Noticing

                                          You Are Being Both)”

                                    Rich Dionne (US) - “Repercussions and Reverberations:
                                                                  Movement, Sensors, Sound and Lights”

                                    Richard Thomas (US) - “Music as a Chariot”

                                    Yiran Zhang (CN) - “It Sounds Delicious”

                                    Zhang LiXin (CN) - “Sound Reality”


3 July        1100-1300       Presentation: Jeremy Lee (US)

                                    “Documenting live performances with ambisonic audio
                                      and 360º video”

                 1400-1700       Sound Kitchen (Session 1):

                                    Mitja Nylund (FI) - “Chapel”

                                    Nela Brown (UK), Roger Alsop (AU) & Tonny A (UK) - 
                                     “In My Backyard”

                                    Tao Chiang (TW) - “An Assortment of Permeable Cues”


4 July          1100-1300       Presentation: Jethro Joaquin (PH)

                                    “From The Classroom To The Stage: Designing and Teaching
                                     Sound Design in the Philippines”

                   1400-1700       Sound Kitchen (Session 2):

                                    Wonhee Shin (KR) - “Nine Tales”

                                    Nick Erickson (US), Hong Ji (CN) & Yiran Zhang (CN) - 
                                     “Sonic Limb”

                                    Roger Alsop (AU) - “Sounding Finnegan’s Wake”

                                    Cheng Lee (HK) - “The City, The Journey”

                   1800-2100       Sound Kitchen (Session 3):

                                    Jessica Greenberg (US) - “Phantasmagoria”

                                    Jing Yin (CN) - “Halloween”

                                    Tzu-Chi Wu (TW) - “Nightmare”

                                    Rick Thomas & Purdue Team (US) - “Choices theEDMatre”


5 July          1200-1330       Presentation: Sun Hee Kil (US/KR)

                                    “Sound Design in Asia and the US”

                    1400-1700       Sound Kitchen (Session 4):

                                    Mojo Woo (TW) - “Water”

                                    Jorg Schellekens (NL) - “Attam Attam”

                                    Erik T. Lawson (US) & Joe Pino (US) - “Expected Silence”

                                    Seth & Heather Warren-Chow (US) - “Exonumia”

                                    Roger Alsop (AU) - “Acoustic AV Laptop”               


6 July          1100-1300       Presenter: Yen-Ting Hsu (TW)

                                    “Relationship Between Sound Design and Dance”

                     1400-1700       Sound Kitchen (Session 5):

                                    Roger Mills (AU) - “Sonic Autopoiesis”

                                    Anj Enriquez & Brendan Apuan (PH) -
                                                “Rollercoaster Of Emotions”

                                    Jorge Hernández Jiménez-Smith (MX) & Yao Liao (TW) -
                                                 “The Mushroom Head”


7 July          1100-1300       Presenter: Roger Alsop (AU)

                                    ”Sounding Finnegan’s Wake: Reimagining James Joyce as
                                      Sound Artist”

                   1400-1600       Presenter: Kelvin Lin & Zhou Ping (TW)

                                    “Spatial Recordings for Earphones” 

                                    [note: attendees are requested to bring their personal
                                      headphones in order to participate in this presentation]


8 July          1800-2000       Special Sound Performances

                                    An evening of performances featuring collaborative pieces
                                   created during the week of WSD2017 by teams of Sound
                                   Designers. Artists to be announced July 3.


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Presenter Biographies:

Yenting Hsu is a sound artist who investigates the cultural context of sounds, explores the connection between life, environment and ethnic cultures, and reflects on the relationship between sounds and their surrounding world from an alternative angle. Using field recordings as her primary source material, Hsu creates audio documentaries, soundscapes and sound performances. Her works are characterized by an abundance of narrative qualities. Often forming an intimate relationship with local communities and artistic partners, Hsu likes to explore the inter-reflection between external cultures, environmental sounds and individual/collective memory and emotion. Over the past two years, Hsu’s sound pieces have increasingly explored the psycho-geographical dimensions, examining the profound connection between external soundscapes and inner reflections. Relying on narrative and imagination, Hsu now puts her focus on “sound novels” and continues to probe the interrelation between sounds, daily items and other mediums. She also works extensively with dance theaters as a sound designer.

Sun Hee Kil is a New York based sound designer/engineer from South Korea who works internationally since 2001.Her work includes from classical to contemporary, traditional to creative, and western to eastern recordings, plays, musicals, dance, operas, and video mapping, etc. She wants to help aural images of any storytelling and beautiful human lives.

Chi Po-Hao is a musician and sound artist from Taipei. He holds a Master of Music Degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London and Bachelors Degree in Economics from National Taiwan University. His primary medium is sound, with experiences in bands and event organizing. His works are principally involving but not limited to live electronic, electroacoustic composition and installation. He usually applies self-made tools and found objects that are based on electronic devices, everyday materials, and junk, as well as customized tools developed in Max/MSP in performances. His ongoing works are mainly concerned about the sensing of everyday rhythms when extending the interactions among perception, individual and environment;  investigating how people hear, interpret and represent the sound surrounding us;  and how sounds intervene with the space. He has done residencies at V2_Institute of Unstable Media in Rotterdam (2014), Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2015-16), Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong,(2016), and Laboral Centro de Arte in Gijon and  has toured Taipei, London, Wales, Manchester, Paris, Rotterdam, Beijing, Yinchuan, Lanzhou, Shenzhen and Macau, Hong Kong.