Inside the department
Sound Practice Research (SPR) is a research group that integrates and advances the innovative activities of EMS composers and researchers.
The Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios (EMS) has been a leading centre for electronic music and the sonic arts since its founding in 1968 by Hugh Davies.
Fields and concerns include, but are not limited to:
- Phonography, soundscape studies and field recording
- Improvisation and live algorithmic music
- Interactive audiovisual performance
- Acousmatic composition, including multi-channel
- Utterance, including sound poetry and text sound composition
- Site-specific and gallery based sound installation
To support its commitment to innovative practice, SPR will engage in apposite activity in the following areas:
- Foster musicological and analytical research
- Promote knowledge transfer and collaborative and interdisciplinary ventures
- Instigate outreach and open access pedagogic activities
- Maintain and enhance audiovisual archives, including the Daphne Oram Collection
Details of current Sound Practice Research events can be found here.
James Bulley (Graduate Representative)
Sarah Westwood (Graduate Representative)
Daniel James Ross (Graduate Representative)
Dr Hiroshi Yoshida