Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Holiday updates to Macintosh lab computers

Technicians are implementing important updates to the Mac computers in all labs and studios after the examination time this December, starting from 15.12.2014. With these updates all personal user profiles on the system drives will be erased! Files on data drives will NOT be touched.
We recommend to backup all work you have stored locally. If you are unsure, please contact one of the technicians directly or send an email with your question to

Monday, 8 December 2014

Dirty Electronics @ Phoenix Arts

Yet more wounded furniture

Dirty Electronics present an evening of musical non-events and curious where the subversive and the ridiculous collide with electronic sound and the technological unknown.

Thurs, 11 Dec
9.00 - late
Phoenix Arts
Entry Free

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Concert PACE 1 Wednesday 10th December

The Dirty Electronics Ensemble & Marij van Gorkom

Marij van Gorkom (bass clarinet and electronics) plays new works written specially for her. She has an international reputation as an exponent of this instrument in new music. Marij has recently joined MTI as a research student.
Paul Wilson - Dark Mission [2013]
Adam Basanta - Synchronicity ain’t no thing [2014]
Kasia Glowicka - Midnight Choirs [2014]
Gleb Foulga - Substances [2014]

Kajsa Lindgren is an exchange student composer from The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. She has been working with MTI’s Dirty Electronics Ensemble (director John Richards) which makes a uniquely innovative contribution to musical life!
Kajsa Lindgren - Coalesce (five performers and 8-channel electroacoustic material)

All welcome! Entry Free! Your last opportunity for a Term 1 concert report for MUST2003, MUST2007 - essential for all MUST3000, MUST3024 and MTP students!

At 1pm that day (MTI Research Lab, Clephan 0.19): Marij van Gorkom and Steve Jones will present in the Postgraduate Seminar series.

Watch this space for our continuing MTI events series

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

CLaSS: Students’ Top Ten Workshops!

Monday 1st December – Friday 5th December 2014 in the Kimberlin Library

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

CLaSS delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who want to improve their study success this year. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.

1st December: Interpreting and planning your assignments
1st December: How to get the most out of your lectures and seminars
2nd December: Taking a critical approach to your work
2nd December: Planning and writing your report
3rd December: Thinking about your dissertation: writing the proposal
3rd December: Polishing you assignment
4th December: Writing in an academic style
4th December: Planning and Structuring your literature review
4th December: Writing introductions and conclusions
5th December: An introduction to verbal presentations

For further information and to book a place, click on link:

Friday, 21 November 2014

Concert Wednesday 26th November PACE 1

MTI/MTP & alumni Mix – curated by Pete Batchelor

PACE Studio 1a, 6.00-7.00pm
Rob Martland presents Lysik’s, an audio-visual installation considering one person’s experience of the neurological sense fusing condition of synaesthesia.  
PACE Studio 1, 7.00pm
Current students are joined by friends and recent alumni to present a concert which celebrates their musical activities on, on the cusp of, beyond, or surrounding their MTI/MTP studies. The programme includes:
Holy Bones (Paul Keene and Ben Stirk): formed in 2007, Holy Bones 'take the old and create the new, ripping apart vinyl from jumble sales and crate digging until fingers are sore!'
Banderbear (Rob Martland and Ethan Wallace): a collaboration established during undergraduate studies at MTI. They describe their music as being wilfully 'brooding and intense'.

All welcome! Entry Free! Essential for MUST1009, 2003, 2007, 3000, 3024 - just come along and see what some alumni are up to!

Monday, 10 November 2014

Slight change to concert schedule Wednesday! Read on ...

Marinos Giannoukakis's Musica Universalis will run in the small studio PACE 1A right next to the main space at 6.30pm. Depending on demand it might run twice and possibly again after the concert.
Marinos is working on a version with 3D graphics for the occasion! Come along! [SE 10.11]

Refresh Your Learning! - Workshops at CLaSS

Monday 17th November – Friday 21st November 2014 in the Kimberlin Library

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

We are delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who want  to refresh their learning. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.

17th November: Practice, practice, practice – getting to grips with numerical reasoning questions
17th November: Finding images using databases
17th November: Mind over matter: use your imagination for study success
17th November: New ways of seeing: assignment planning, research and discovery with a visual twist
18th November: Questionnaire design
18th November: Successful writing as an Art and Design student
18th November: Using electronic newspapers as a resource for your assignment
18th November: Word art: expressing your ideas in the creative industries
18th November: Be more productive and manage your stress
19th November: Visual approaches for effective learning
19th November: How to write when you don’t want to write
19th November: Taking a critical approach to your work
20th November: How to thrive as an introvert
20th November: How to make group-work work
20th November: Writing in Science and Technology
20th November: Confident communication
21st November: Taming your calculator
21st November: Using social media to raise your online profile
21st November: Thinking about your dissertation: writing the proposal
21st November: I wish I didn’t do that! Bad study habits and how to change them.

For further information and to book a place, click on link:

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

MTI Mix 2 - Concert Pace 1 Wednesday 12th November 7pm

Wednesday November 12th, 2014 7.00pm
PACE Building, Studio 1, Richmond St., Leicester

MTI Mix 2

We continue our 15th Birthday Season celebrating our members’ great success over the last year – and introducing some new members.

Michael Young                                    Piano Prosthesis
Michael recently joined DMU as Pro-Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning). He performs this interactive piano/computer piece himself.
Virginie Viel                                    Nuage Noir
Virginie recently joined MTI as a research student after a Masters at Mons (Belgium) including studies with Annette Vande Gorne and Elizabeth Anderson.
Simon Atkinson                                    afterimages
A new work evoking the rich and mysterious sounds of nature, exploring composition as landscape.
Louise Rossiter                         Cyclic Motions
Louise is a PhD research student in MTI - she has just returned from a composing residency in Montreal.

Marinos Giannoukakis                        Musica Universalis
A new work for computer-generated graphics and 8-channel sound. Marinos is a PhD research student in MTI.
All welcome! Entry Free!
This is another event for the concert reports for MUST1009, MUST2003, MUST2007 and essential for MUST3000/3024 too!

Watch this space for our continuing MTI events series

Monday, 27 October 2014

Air Conditioning Works for Courtyard Studio

UPDATE: the date for these works has been changed to 17th and 18th November. 

Emergency work to replace the air conditioning unit for the Courtyard Studio will be taking place next week starting on 3rd November.  There will be some significant noise when some of the work is underway i.e. use of jack hammers to prepare the concrete base for the unit.  This will be in the area near the bike rack.  The noisy element should take 1-2 days. At this point, it looks like we can leave the studio itself available to book and use, but the noise will almost certainly preclude any recording work. Sorry for the short notice.

Week 6 Activities

Here are some highlights of Week 6 activities available to MTI/MTP students. Some updates may occur prior to the events, so check back here! Remember in particular our Friday music entrepreneurial session.

Monday Nov 3

Interview workshop 10:00 11:00 Q0.11
Resilience and wellbeing workshop 11:00 13:00 CL1.16
LMS - CV Writing 12:00 13:00 Q0.12
LMS workshop - Making contact with the Film Industry: Placements and Internships 12:00 14:00 CL0.17
LMS - CV Writing 13:00 14:00 Q0.11
LMS workshop - Rachel Gledhill: Human Resources ITV News and Current Affairs 14:00 16:00 Q1.10
WBL - Year 1 placement talk 14:00 16:00 GH3.13
Manic Music Productions Music Industry Seminars: music industry solicitor presenting on music law and careers. Free, but registration required at this Eventbrite link.18:00 21:00 TBA

Tuesday Nov 4

Improve your employability with Linkedin11:0013:00GH3.13
Using the Internet to improve your employability10:0011:00GH3.54
Finding jobs in the hidden jobs market11:0012:00GH3.54
Interview workshop10:0013:00HU3.04
LMS workshop - Bauer Media - Getting into the Media 

Do you want a career in the media but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in Journalism, Marketing, Digital or Radio? Bauer Media want to invite you to gain an insight into getting involved in a multi-platform media company. Bauer Media is a UK-based media Group with two main divisions – Magazines (including Grazia, Heat, Kerrang! and Empire) and Radio (including Kiss 100 and Magic 105.4). This session will help you find out more about the roles that exist and give you some top tips on how to kick start a career in media. If you have questions about what experience you need, how to break in to the industry or just want to hear about what each role entails, then come along to this fantastic event with the people who have been there and done that across Bauer’s Magazines and Radio Stations. The sessions must be booked in advance, using this link, using this link.
Bauer Media - Getting into the Media (reprise of the 11:00 workshop described above)13:3015:00HA2.08
Interview workshop14:0017:00CL0.17
LMS workshop - CV writing14:0015:00Q0.15

Wednesday Nov 5

Leicester Media School Launch Celebration:
13.45 — Official Opening, Bede Island, DMU campus (pre-booking required and now closed)
14:00 — Special guest lecture by Terry Bamber (pre-booking required and now closed)
15:00-16:00 — LMS showcase from staff and students in Queens and Bede Island, open to all!

Thursday Nov 6

Personal Tutor Meetings (details to be emailed separately)

Friday Nov 7

Personal Tutor Meetings (details to be emailed separately)

MTI Alumni/Entrepreneurial session – 14:00-16:00 – CL0.17

UK Young Artists Festival — various free events all day around Leicester, including:
Joe Snape – Lärmlicht #5 – PACE Building 5.30pm and 9.30pm

Saturday Nov 8

More UK Young Artists Festival

Friday, 24 October 2014

UK Young Artists Festival - Leicester - 7-9 November

The UK Young Artists Leicester Festival set to light up the city with creative talent from across the UK

Three days of exhibitions, performances, installations, gigs, poetry and workshops take place across the city at established venues and independent spaces. 

There is a full and varied programme on offer across the weekend of Friday 7 to Sunday 9 November. See the full programme at here.

Of particular interest for MTI/MTP: 

Joe Snape – Lärmlicht #5
A music performance that takes place in the dark. Set against their own amplified sounds and accompanied by a warped ensemble of celesta and vibraphone, six incandescent light bulbs flicker and bloom into life. With each flash painstakingly programmed on a machine built from scratch, materials are arranged, cued and manipulated in live performance: the seen and the heard strain against each other to fuse in a single audiovisual event. Sharp impulses, electrical bursts, afterimages and delay lines fold into one another, brutal and reflective by turns. The work was first performed in spring 2014 at Café Oto and The Kitchen.
Friday 7 November – De Montfort University (PACE Building) – 5.30pm and 9.30pm
Secure your FREE ticket for either performance via this link:

Thomasthinks presents Plynth
Four-piece Plynth will perform a 40-minute audio visual performance featuring live instrumentation and spontaneously generated visuals. Each of the participants are artists within their own right and will be coming together for this occasion to create something extraordinary, creating an uplifting ambience of spontaneity, delicate sonics and poetic expression, blurring the boundaries between sonic and visual arts.
Featuring David Hepple (Guitar), Glen Hicks (Bass), Tom Harris AKA Thomasthinks (Beats, Keys, Voice) and Will Pettipher (Visuals, Saxophone).
Saturday 8 November – The Landsdowne – 10pm
Secure your FREE ticket via this link:

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Construction work in 00.16a (Foley Studio)

Please note that DMU Estates are planning to do some important construction work in 00.16a, likely starting the week of October 27. We will be blocking out the room on the Booking System for those days when the work is in progress.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Start that first assignment!

Monday 27h October – Friday 31st  October 2014 in the Kimberlin Library

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

CLaSS is delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who want to maximise their study success this year. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.

27th October: Reading for a purpose
27th October: Finding information for your assignment
27th October: Applying theory to your own practice
28th October: Polishing your assignment
28th October: How to cite and reference using the Harvard referencing system
28th October: Planning and writing your report
29th October: Writing introductions and conclusions
29th October: Starting to write a blog
29th October: Finding journals
29th October: Planning and writing your first essay
29th October: How to critique an article
30th October: Planning and structuring your literature review
30th October: Writing in an academic style
31st October: Writing your methodology
31st October: Working with feedback to improve your grades
31st October: An introduction to verbal presentations

For further information and to book a place, click on link:

Fulldome Fest VJ Sets Nov 8 Leicester

The Fulldome Fest, which focuses on dome-projection of visuals, returns to Leicester's National Space Centre November 7 & 8. Artists from around the world will be converging on Leicester to discuss the technique and art of using 360-degree immersive visual projection. Full details available at   The full two-day event might be a bit steep price-wise for students, but there will be a less expensive audiovisual VJ show 7 pm on Saturday Nov 8.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Bauer Media - Part of Week 6 Activities

Bauer Media will be coming on campus on 4th November to offer two talks on “Getting in to Media”, for any students interested in Journalism, Marketing, Digital or Radio. Bauer are a very large, high profile employer in the Media sector and own a number of radio stations and magazines such as Heat and Grazia. 

Students need to book in to the event in advance, using the external link below:

They will then need to print off their ticket and bring it with them to the talk. The event will be an open one, so it won’t just be DMU students who are able to attend. Note that the tickets don’t specify the exact location of the talk, which will be Hugh Aston 2.08.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

MTI Mix 1 - Concert Pace 1 Wednesday 22nd October 7pm

We launch our 15th Birthday Season in the traditional way celebrating our members great success over the last year.

Ben Ramsay Reload - Refract – Repeat
Ben completed his doctorate with MTI last year with these pieces which cross over between electronica and acousmatics.
Panos Amelides The Olympic Games Piece
Panos continues his explorations of electroacoustic storytelling.
Simon Atkinson interiorities viii
A new work in the interiorities series from the master of sustained and intricate atmosphere.
Elliott Murray Chop Boss In Action
Elliott (third year MTI BA student) won Spotify’s Midihack contest in Stockholm in June with his own Max-based instrument the Chop Boss. Check out Youtube for a preview.
All welcome! Entry Free!
This is the first concert for the reports for assessments for MUST1009, MUST2003, MUST2007 - also essential for MUST3000/3024 Projects and dissertations.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Leicester Media School launch celebration

On Wednesday 5 November, DMU will be hosting an afternoon of special lectures and networking to celebrate the launch of De Montfort University’s Leicester Media School (of which MTI and MTP are a part).
The event will include guest of honour Terry Bamber, a film production manager and Assistant Director who has worked on World War Z and the last six James Bond films.
The Showcase event, starting at 3pm, is a great chance for MTI and MTP students to find out what students are doing in the other programmes in LMS — and perhaps find some collaborators!
The order of events is:
1.30pm Arrival
1.45pm Official Opening, Bede Island, DMU campus
2pm Special guest lecture by Terry Bamber
3pm Leicester Media School showcase
4pm Reception Trinity House, DMU campus
Booking is essential, as places are limited. Please visit or call 0116 257 7500 to confirm your attendance and tell us of any dietary requirements. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Maximise your success this year!

Monday 13th October – Friday 17th October 2014 in the Kimberlin Library

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

We are delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who want to maximise their study success this year. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.

13th October: Journal Basics
13th October: Note-making: the importance of getting it right
13th October: Library basics
13th October: Interpreting and planning your assignments
14th October: How to get the most out of your lectures and seminars
14th October: Polishing your assignment
14th October: Confidence building for academic success
14th October: Managing your time at university
14th October: Exploring different learning styles
15th October: Using evidence in your writing: paraphrasing and quotations
15th October: New styles of assessment
15th October: An introduction to verbal presentations
15th October: Finding journals
15th October: Working with feedback to improve your grades
16th October: Maths for the terrified
16th October: Managing your dissertation or extended project
16th October: Researching your dissertation
16th October: Reading for a purpose
16th October: Tips for stepping up your learning in year 2
17th October: Writing in an academic style
17th October: An introduction to reflection and reflective writing.

For further information and to book a place, click on link:

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Interact Festival at Leicester LCB

Details of the forthcoming Interact @ LCB Festival can be found here:

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Studio Induction Refresher For 2nd Year Students

The two 'Studio Induction Refresher' sessions for second year students are taking place on:

  • Friday, 03.10.2014 at 11am, starting in front of Courtyard studio (CL 0.45)
  • Tuesday, 07.10.2014 at 11.45am, starting in front of Clephan 3.01

For comments or special wishes/needs please get in touch with the technicians. sg

Monday, 29 September 2014

Dirty Electronics Ensemble

Dirty Electronics will resume regular activities at De Montfort University, Leicester every Thursday evening 6:00 – 8:00, PACE Building, Studio 1.

The first session will be Thursday, 16 October. Participation is open to all. If you have any questions email John Richards: Read about Dirty Electronics in the Wire. More info at:

Friday, 26 September 2014

Module change deadline

Year 2 and 3 students, please be aware that no module changes are allowed after two weeks from start of term. Thus the effective deadline to submit a Module Change form to FOTAC, including signatures from both tutors, is Friday, October 10.

MUST3021 Advanced Creative Projects: initial meeting Week 1

Could all students working on MUST3021 this year please come along to PACE Studio 1 at 3.00pm next Monday (September 29), for an introduction and overview of the year?

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Welcome to a new year at MTI! Watch this space for important announcements, opportunities, and details of this year's concert series...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Educational experience opportunity

Are you considering the possibility of a career in teaching? Want some experience to add to your CV? There is an opportunity for a well-motivated student who might be considering a career in musical education to work on musical themes with a class of 4 year olds (14 in total) for an hour a week every week through to Christmas. The school is in Kilby (a small village just to the south of Leicester. Some payment may be available plus expenses. If you are interested, please contact Simon Atkinson in the first instance (SA 10.9)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Internship/traineeship opportunity with Pedestrian Arts

Paid opportunities to train as a music tutor with Leicester-based Pedestrian Arts. Further details here: Note deadline is September 12th! (SA 5.9)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

September Writing Workshops

CLaSS is delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who are thinking about improving their grades and getting ahead for this academic year. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.

1st September 2014 Managing your dissertation or extended project
1st September 2014 Researching your dissertation
2nd September 2014 How to cite and reference material using the Harvard referencing system
2nd September 2014 Taking a critical approach to  your work
2nd September 2014 Making your writing flow
3rd September 2014 Get stuff done!
4th September 2014 Tips for stepping up your learning in year two
4th September 2014 Top tips for academic writing
4th September 2014 Planning and structuring your literature review

For further information and to book a place, click on link:

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Job vacancy for recent graduate

JOB VACANCY LECTURER IN MUSIC Hours: 24 hours per week including some holidays Salary: £18,929 - £21,492 pro rata Base: Claremont Centre Closing Date: July 25th Interview Date: August 1st Soar Valley Music Centre are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to teach on a range of music programmes and levels including level 3 and HNC/D. Our motto is ‘Music for Everyone’ and as a registered charity we aim to offer all kinds of music tuition to anyone of any age and ability. The successful candidate must possess an appropriate degree or professional qualification. In addition the successful candidate should have an appropriate teaching qualification or demonstrate a firm commitment to completing a recognised teaching qualification within a specified timescale. You will be part of a team of varied individuals and must be prepared to deal with all manner of people during your working day. The ability to work flexibly, meet deadlines and respond to changes in a positive and open manner are essential. If you are interested in applying for this position please email or ring 0116 266 4153 for an application pack including a job description and application form. Applications will only be accepted on the Music Centre application form C.V.’s will not be accepted. (posted SA 10.7)

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

July Workshops for Students Resitting/Resubmitting Work

CLaSS is offering July workshops for students who are engaged in summer resits or deferrals. More information is available on this PDF.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

MTI BA Student Elliot Murray in Midihack Win

DMU's news team has just posted a story about Elliot Murray's win with his Max/MSP-based project in the 24-hour Midihack contest at the Spotify Headquarters in Stockholm.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Sound Sight Space Play 2014 - 18th-20th June

We would like to bring to your attention, the SSSP (Sound, Sight, Space and Play) conference that is taking place at De Montfort University 18-20 June 2014. The conference is ran by postgraduate students in the MTIRL (Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre) and is primarily aimed at postgraduates in the field of sonic art and electroacoustic music, although all are welcome to participate. This years event features a wide range of research papers with keynotes by: Norah Lorway (University of Birmingham), Tullis Rennie (SARC) and Lelio Camilleri (GB Martini Conservatory of Music). There are also installations to be seen alongside two concerts, and a listening room. We are pleased to announce that registration is now open at the following link: A standard rate of £45 will apply. Further details about the conference as well as the preliminary schedule can be viewed on the SSSP website: Please feel free to disseminate widely. Thank you. Best wishes, SSSP 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014

Clephan Computer lab moving to Queen's

Clephan's computer lab (00.16) moves to a different location during the coming weeks. If you have any work, which is not backed up yet, please do so now.
The lab will be re-imaged and set up in room 1.33 at Queen's building.

If you have any questions or need any technical support before the move, please contact the technicians.


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Final year showcase event Friday 23rd May, 2.00pm, PACE Studio 1

Final year students present work created this year, including 'What Lies Beyond...Lies Within Us' by Sagnik Basu (8-channel music), 'Wind: Movement One, Power' and 'Pulsations' by Fenton Hutson, and audiovisual work by Rory Webster, Seb Ferraro, Sam Warren, David Gurney and Alex Cable. All welcome!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

3rd Year MUST3028 Installation Art projects this week

Do come along and support the third years as they present their final installations over the next few days.

Monday 12 May, 4.00-5.00pm
• Sagnik Basu, Hanging Gardens: A.D. 2077: This installation is set in the year 2077, a post-apocalyptic world where survival becomes the first priority of human life. With the constant diminishing of the human race due to a deadly virus that has been spread throughout the world, survivors have been assembled at the safest place on Earth; their new home - 'The Hanging Gardens'. A place that aims at creating a new civilization....a new beginning. (Foyer, PACE building)
Monday 12 May, 4.30-5.30pm
• Chris Inglis, Create. Record. Destroy: An interactive installation exploring the simultaneous creation and destruction of a recording. (The Looking Glass Pub, Braunston Gate )

Tuesday 13 May, 2.00-4.00pm
• Sam Topley, a little bag of thoughts: a reflection of shared nonsense (PACE Studio 1)

Wednesday 14 May, 2.00-4.00pm
• Szymon Gabrielczyk, In Ten Years Time: A created space that encompasses the audience to surmise about the decade to come (PACE Studio 1)
• Sam Willmer, [more info to follow] (Campus Centre 2.17)
• Fenton Hutson, Rhythmic Sounds of Trinity Gardens explores the sounds that can be heard and can't be heard of Trinity Gardens. Because the piece is influenced by John Luther Adam's piece Inuksuit, it emphasises on the rhythms of these sounds rather than their pitch. (Trinity House Gardens).

Thursday 15 May, 2.00-4.00pm
Josh Yates, [more info to follow] (PACE Studio 1)
Alex Gibbons, [more info to follow] (Campus Centre 2.17), 2pm onwards
Thom Lilley, The Distorted Urbanised Exponential Spiral: A negative slant on how Urbanism can have affects on quiet areas and how it is increasingly spiralling (Trinity House Gardens).

Friday 16 May, 10.30-11.30am
• Jamie Siddons, [more info to follow] (Vue Leicester Cinema, Meridian Leisure Park)
Friday 16 May, 2.00-4.00pm
• Alex Cable, Obsolete: Exploring the mechanical soul of music technology (PACE1)
• Sam Warren, Parallel Enviroment: A journey based installation, exploring changing environments throughout the day (Campus Centre 2.15/16)

Monday 19 May, 2.00-4.00pm
• John Durnford, [more info to follow] (PACE Studio 1)
• Josh Yates, [more info to follow] (PACE Studio 2)
• Max Quick, The Sight of Solitary: It has been documented that conditions of sensory deprivation often induce the mind to shift into a drastically altered state of consciousness and perception. This installation sets out to explore the audiovisual experience of this phenomenon.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Third Year Work: Event Tomorrow Afternoon

Friday 9th May, 3.00pm, PACE Studio 1 A sample of final year work, all welcome! Programme: - Sagnik Basu The Gift 4'30" The Journey 7' (original soundtracks/av) -Chris Inglis (piano, keys, percussion), Seb Ferraro (percussion), Jack Allen (guitar and percussion) Improvisation (circa 20') - Ben Smith Untitled (eight channel acousmatic and emulated instrumental sound) 24' Be there or be square... (SA)

Employment Workshops at CLaSS

CLaSS is offering a series of workshops of interest to those of you who are thinking about how you can use and develop your current study skills that have synergy in the workplace. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.

19th May 2014 - Effective self-management in the workplace
19th May 2014 - Building your commercial awareness
20th May 2014 - Using social media to develop an online profile
20th May 2014 - Reflection for personal development
21st May 2014 - CV, letter writing and email etiquette
21st May 2014 - Verbal reasoning skills for psychometric testing
22nd May 2014 - Visually map your employability
22nd May 2014 - Self promotion and promotion of ideas in presentations
23rd May 2014 - Writing a polished personal statement

For further information and to book a place, see:

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

Thursday, 1 May 2014

AVLoans Moving

The AV loans centre is moving!

The loan service will be available until Friday, 9TH MAY 2014, 5pm at its present location in Fletcher Low Rise (room 0.51). The new place will be open from Monday, 12TH MAY 2014, 9am and can be found in HUGH ASTON (room 2.01).


Sound Technician Volunteers Sought for Artbeat - Deadline 12 May

The ArtBeat Community Arts Festival in Clarendon Park (5-15 June) is seeking volunteers to help setup and run live sound setups for the festival. This is a chance for qualified students to put their skills to work, make some connections, gain experience, and build their CVs. We would tend to recommend this for current year-three students in particular.

More information is available here (PDF). Interested students should contact Wendy Manning at 0116 274 5770  or  0794 940 2418. Deadline 12 May.