news At the AES confernece on Immersive & Interactive Audio at York, I presented a paper, spoke on a panel and most importantly got my HRTFs measured as a personalised take-home gift! In summer 2019 I will be working with the IKO, a system I met in Dec 2017 and fell for, instantly. In Oct 2018 I organised the second Soundstack - an event about the art and science of spatial sound. I installed the Xingu Ensemble spatial audio for the People’s Palace Projects in 2018. This exhibition was inspired by the indigenous territory of Xingu. The oca structure in the exhibition takes audiences on a journey to the Ipatse Village, home of the Kuikuro indigenous people in the Xingu region of Brazil, complete with ambisonic sound recordings of the community’s daily life and traditions, recorded by Nathan Mann. I was invited to talk about all aspects of my work (unusual for a multi-cross-inter-disciplinarian) by Mariana Lopez at the University of York. field recording Pembrokeshire. I was kind enough to myself to take a break recently, and record in the field just for fun (is getting up for dawn chorus fun?) Becky Stewart helped organise the event, and runs the Real Time Digital Signal Processing module at QMUL. Enda Bates is a technical and creative composer and lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. Topics covered included binaural and multichannel audio, the cutting edge of 3D sound, as well as spatial audio for interactive applications, VR, AR, installations and performance work. One highlight of the Audio Mostly / Web Audio 2017 conferences (co-located and overlapping at Queen Mary Uni London, and both in which I was involved) for me was the use of Norbert Schnell’s phone app, enabling audience participation for a performance of a piece using santoor ’88 Fingers’ (performed by Benjamin Matuszewski). In August 2018 I presented work about the accuracy of auditory distance perception, in cinematic VR, at the second AES AVAR (audio for AR & VR) conference in Redmond, Washington. Liquidscapes - conference. I presented the context surrounding [re]Sounding Balloon in Dartmouth June 2018 the subject matter I tend towards ranges from marine acoustic pollution to the aesthetics of attentive space Doing Women's Film & Television History Network -conference. I presented a paper about distributed directing and the feminine, based on producing Sundowning with two other women. The paper celebrated the non-position of 'not knowing'. Plasma Speaker at ZKM, Karlsruhe. I visited Imperial College's Dyson School of Design Engineering in April 2018 where I tested out my response time and accuracy in localising sound sources positioned using VBAP. Recording Barry Bish. Empty chair in an empty gallery BINCI @ VRUK 2017 I delivered a workshop at VRUK with Vanessa Pope and Shivani Hassard entitled ‘I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship: How three siblings (theatre, film and sound) finally learned to share’ where we approached narrative storyboarding in VR by blending theatre, film and sound design perspectives. It was reassuring how well people responded to our lo-fi approach to blocking… or storyboarding… or whatever you call the VR hybrid equivalent. UPF PosterUPF PosterUPF PosterUPF PosterUPF PosterUPF Poster TU Berlin Surpreyes – explainer video for a sonified eye tracker. A demonstration of an eye tracking device designed to highlight the surprising lack of fine voluntary motor control we have over our eyes.. Hold up – documentary of a perfomance-tech collaboration. A recent documentary I co-produced about tech-performance collaborations V&A – digital learning I worked with the V&A’s Head of New Media Arts Development Irini Papadimitriou to deliver a VR workshop in May, with my co-conspirator Shivani Hassard. EVA 2018. I presented a paper about [re]Sounding Balloon at the EVA (Electronic Visualisation & the Arts) conference July 2018. All the technology that could fail, failed.