Sounds in Space 2017 is fully booked!

Sounds in Space this year is generously supported by:

This is a free event, with lunch and light refreshments provided. If you wish to register for the event, then please fill in this form.

Sounds In Space, hosted by Creative Technologies Research Cluster, 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. The day features a 28 speaker with-height Ambisonic Speaker Array in the main presentation room, as well as a Sonic Emotion Wave 1 Wavefield Synthesis Array demonstration.

Keynote Announced – We’re pleased to announce that John Leonard, the theatre sound design guru, will be providing the keynote for this year’s event.

Surround In The Theatre: past & future systems – John Leonard

Sounds in Space Final Programme

Sounds in Space Programme 2017

Time Talk Author Room
09:30 Welcome and Keynote John Leonard Aud 3 Video
10:10 Measured Reverbs for
Ambisonics and VR
Aud 3 Video
10:40 Stereo Upmixing to 3rd Order
Ambisonics using Multilevel Thresholding
Aud 3 Video
11:10 Break MS017/8
11:40 Keeping Spatial Simple: Immersive Audio For The Small Theatre Rob Lawrence Aud 3 Video
12:10 Synths in Space:
experimental spatial audio synthesisers
Oli Larkin Aud 3 Video
12:40 Operas and Urban Soundscapes Angelo
Aud 3 Video
13:10 Lunch MS017/8
14:00 The Development, Delivery and Outcome of the artwork Entirely Hollow Aside from the Dark Alan-James Burns Aud 3 Video
14:30 Eridanus: a practical use of
Spatial Audio for entertaining, audio-only storytelling
Axel Drioli Aud 3 Video
15:00 Topophilia Nikos
Aud 3 Video
15:30 Break MS017/8
16:00 Perceiving Urban
Soundscapes: Human and Machine Perspectives
Marc Green Aud 3 Video
16:30 Time tides: An exploration of dynamic loop-based performance diffused in a multi-channel environment. Time.lus (Paul Vandemast-Bell & Michael Brown) Aud 3 Video
17:00 Close

Call for Works

If you’re interested in demonstrating your work (research, case study, surround sound installation/composition etc), then pleaselook at this page.

The event is a relaxed, and stimulating one with time for networking/questions and discussion. Feedback on previous years symposia has been excellent, and there’s always a great mix of theory and practise with a focus on demonstrations and examples during the day).

If you want to get a feel for what the event is like, do have a look at the past Sounds in Space programmes and info over here(at the bottom of the page).

See the highlights from the event in 2014


Tuesday 27 June 2017
9:30 – 16:00 (time provisional)


University of Derby – Markeaton Street
DE22 3AW