Seeing Sound

commonsPractice-Led Visual Music Symposium,
Bath Spa University (UK)

Seeing Sound 5 took place over the 23rd-25th March 2018. Thanks everyone for coming, playing, presenting and listening – we thought it was the best yet!

Seeing Sound is an informal practice-led symposium exploring multimedia work which foregrounds the relationship between sound and image. It explores areas such as visual music, abstract cinema, experimental animation, audiovisual performance and installation practice through paper sessions, screenings, performances and installations.


For our 2018 edition we celebrated long-standing connections with Montréal, and the distinctive vidéomusique scene that has emerged there (read up on it here). We were delighted to welcome a number of Montréal-based artists, including Keynote Speakers Jean Piché and Myriam Boucher. Our third Keynote Speaker was renowned sound artist Derek Holzer (Berlin/Helsinki), who led a symposium theme on Vector Synthesis, a particularly direct way to link sound and light.

Full information on previous events – in 20092011, 20132014 and 2016 – is also maintained here.

Steering Group / Programming Committee:
Anthony Head
Ben Ramsay
Andrew Hill
Paul Jebanasam
Mick Grierson
Aimee Mollaghan
Jim Dickinson
Ricardo Dal Farra
Maura McDonnell
Richard Stamp
Margaret Schedel
Andy Keep
Diego Garro
Bret Battey
Tim Howle

Professor Joseph Hyde