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Biography: My creative practice research is primarily audiovisual work using text-based and data-flow programming environments. My PhD project is focussed on developing a usable framework for exploring 'maximalism' in the context of audiovisual digital art. My background is in music and music technology, all of my professional work is hosted on http://jacklaidlaw.com/. My most recent project involved some Arduino programming and sound generation for an interactive artwork which was exhibited in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Biography: James Peter Moffatt is a Composer, Musician, Record Producer & Academic who has scored numerous award-winning international films (House of Cardin, We Are Dancers), working alongside the likes of Academy-Award and BAFTA winning Ben Wilkins (Star Trek, Whiplash, The Sopranos), Ken Scott (The Beatles, David Bowie) and Ray Russell (John Barry Seven, A Touch of Frost). His work has been broadcast and recognised by the likes of BAFTA, BBC, Venice Film Festival, Rolling Stone Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter. James is also the recipient of AHRC funding, pursuing a PhD in Film Music at the University of Liverpool, and is a Senior Lecturer in Film Music at Leeds Conservatoire.
Biography: Filipa Magalhães concluded her Doctoral Degree at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, in the field of Musicology, with a dissertation entitled “A música já não pode viver sozinha”: da interação rumo à identidade na obra de Constança Capdeville. She worked on a set of music-theatre compositions by Capdeville with the purpose of recovering them through documentation. She focused on an interdisciplinary framework that included preservation, computer sciences, digital philology and musical analysis studies, enabling her to expand her technical skills in the field of musicology. In her early career stage, her capacity to achieve the level of excellence expected of a mature international scholar reflects through the expansion made in the field of contemporary Portuguese music preservation with the publication of 4 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and 3 conference proceedings, also presenting papers at 18 international conferences.
Composing team Tony and Gaynor Sadler have written and produced over 4,000 pieces of music. They met as undergraduates at the Royal College of Music and have since received many awards—including a BAFTA—for their prolific work in music and sound design. Credits include hit records for acts such as Talk Talk and Spandau Ballet; branding for the BBC (include the famous BBC2 idents); and advertising campaigns for the National Lottery, Heineken and BMW. Come along to our session to learn about their creative process in composing for the screen, and their views and experiences of the industry.
Dean is a César award-winning and BAFTA-nominated sound mixer whose 40 year career spans blockbuster films and TV, working with directors including Ridley Scott, Luc Besson and Bernardo Bertolucci. He was also the previous Head of Editing, Sound and Music at the National Film and Television School.