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.
Dr Iris Garrelfs (MMus Sonic Arts Pathway Leader)
Prof John Levack Drever (Professor of Acoustic Ecology and Sound Art, Head of SPR)
Ian Stonehouse (Head of the Electronic Music Studios)
Dr. Marcus Leadley (EMS Studio Manager)
Dr. James Bulley
Daniel James Ross
Dr Hiroshi Yoshida