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Identifying and Filling the Gaps in Sound Design

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Centre for Digital Media

685 Great Northern Way

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Vancouver, BC V5T 0C6

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A workshop for artists who work with sound in live performance to come together and engage in conversation about our work.

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Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, in partnership with the Vancouver Design Forum, The Centre for Digital Media, UBC Theatre & Film, and Associated Designers of Canada, present an evening workshop: Identifying and Filling the Gaps in Sound Design.

This workshop will be an opportunity for artists who work with sound in live performance to come together and engage in conversation about our work. The definition of “Sound Design” in Canada is broad and often fluid, which means that most sound designers possess expertise in certain areas and knowledge gaps in others.

In this workshop we will discuss the expectations that we face in this field and the skills and questions held by folks in the room. Through this investigation, we aim to strengthen our own understanding of our work, and to build a stronger network of knowledge-sharing opportunities throughout our community.

We acknowledge that this gathering at the Centre for Digital Media District is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

FACILITATORS

Mishelle Cuttler is a composer, sound designer, music director and actor/musician based in Vancouver. Some favourite composition credits include: Lysistrata (Bard on the Beach), The Matchmaker (Arts Club), Sounding the Sophia (The Little Chamber Music Series That Could), and STATIONARY (Delinquent). Some sound design highlights include: The Candidate, The Party (Citadel), Hir, The Events (Pi), Titus Bouffonius, Penelope (Rumble), and A Night’s Mare (Caravan). Up next: Music Direction and Sound Design for Shakespeare in Love (Bard), Composition and Sound Design for China Doll (Gateway), and Orchestration, Sound Design and Musical Direction for A Christmas Carol (Citadel). Mishelle has an MFA in Musical Theatre Composition from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BFA in Acting from UBC. She is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.

Dr. Patrick Pennefather is a designer of interactive experiences working as a sound designer, composer, live performer, educator, designer of learning and producer of scalable virtual and augmented reality prototypes. With the Master of Digital Media Program, for the past ten years, he has developed a successful rapid prototyping methodology focused on mentoring teams co-constructing scalable digital prototypes with over 45 companies and organizations (Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Blackbird, Finger Foods, Kabam and more). As a designer of learning he has facilitated and workshopped with a variety of teams internationally including Riot Games, EA, Microsoft Big Park, Fujitsu, Procon Mining Safety, Crystal CG China, the City of Fukuoka, NGX, Ballet BC, British Columbia Museum Association, and SIGGRAPH. He’s also co-appointed with UBC Theatre and Film, he draws from his work as an award-winning sound designer and composer for live and virtual spaces having worked on over 250 productions in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. His research interests and scholarly activities are focused on understanding the benefits of rapid prototyping for mixed realities as well as investigating the design of spatial audio in physical and virtual environments.

LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY

The Centre for Digital Media is located at 685 Great Northern Way, between Main Street (2nd Avenue) and Clark Street (6th Avenue).

The building is wheelchair accessible with an accessible single-stall washroom along with two gendered washrooms.

ASL INTERPRETER

If you require an ASL interpreter to attend, please register and indicate that on the registration form. Deadline to inform us of required ASL interpreter services is end of day, October 16.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

At GVPTA we are committed to reducing barriers for our events and gatherings. While this event is free to attend, if you require additional support we can offset expenses, such as childcare or transportation (eg. single-use transit fares or parking if vehicle is required). Please email Kenji Maeda at kenji@gvpta.ca with your request.

TRANSIT

A 10-15 minute walk from the Main Street-Science World and the VCC-Clark SkyTrain stations, as well as close to the #84 VCC/UBC, #03 Main, #08 Fraser, #19 Kingsway or the #22 Knight St. bus routes. For more information on TransLink and trip-planning, please visit the TransLink website.

PARKING

Pay parking close to the main buildings is available. There's also free parking on the street.

OTHER QUESTIONS

If you have any other questions about this event, please contact Mishelle Cuttler (mdcuttler@gmail.com) or Kenji Maeda (kenji@gvpta.ca).

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