Wired For Sound: Engineering Future Audio Experiences and New Sound Worlds through Creative Digital Technology

Time: Tue 2019-11-05 15.15

Lecturer: Damian Murphy (Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York, UK)

Location: F0 (Lindstedtsvägen 24, floor 5, room no. 527)

Talk abstract:
The audio industry has, for many years, successfully brought together
the arts, science and engineering, established through a common
language, appreciation and understanding of music, and its creation,
capture, storage, manipulation and delivery across many different forms.
New immersive and interactive creative technologies bring emerging
challenges and opportunities for both our content creators, and the
engineers and technologists behind the systems used to author this
content, as audiences adapt and change to how they demand and consume
their digital media.

This seminar explores research that has emerged from the Department of
Electronic Engineering AudioLab, as part of more than thirty years of
the University of York’s contribution to the shape and definition of
this multi-disciplinary field. From the creation of virtual sound
environments to the impact of sound on our environment; through
listening to the past to telling stories in new ways for next generation
audiences – what might our future sound like?


Speaker bio:
Damian Murphy is Professor in Sound and Music Computing at the
Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York, where he has
been a member of academic staff since 2000, and is the University
Research Theme Champion for Creativity. His research focuses on virtual
acoustics and he has published over 130 journal articles, conference
papers and books in the area. He is a member of the Audio Engineering
Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a visiting
lecturer to the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing at KTH,
Stockholm. Prof. Murphy is also an active sound artist and the Director
of the newly launched £15m XR Stories R&D Partnership exploring
interactive and immersive storytelling for the UK’s creative screen
industries.