Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre


International Practice-Based Workshop for Students cinematic experience of sound. Open call
2017 - 07 - 06  11.00 h.

When: September 25–27 (Monday–Wednesday), 2017.

Location: MISC – Music Innovation Studies Center (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Gedimino pr. 42, Vilnius). The center is equipped with 24 speakers setting for spherical surround, as well as with equipment for specialized studies and sound research and the mobile acoustic space for recording music and sounds. MISC is focusing its activities on synergy of arts, research and technologies in the context of local and international programmes.

Head of workshop: Vilnius University Assoc. Prof. Titas Petrikis; Practical assistance for workshop – by Head of the MISC Lect. Mantautas Krukauskas.

Description: The workshop focuses on how we can create certain emotional signification with sound in a film or audiovisual artwork. During the session a segment of Dracula (Browning 1931) will be taken to consider how sound implies certain aesthetic meaning. The audience will be able to appreciate the difference between the traditional film scoring and enhanced interpretation of the surround version. This research is based on the Titas Petrikis’ PhD project at Bournemouth University (2014). During the 3-day workshop the participants will have an opportunity to experiment with the same segment of the film by themselves. The purpose of this practice-based exercise is to learn and test how sound works with audiovisual media, and what are the artistic consideration of the spherical sound (24 speakers setting). On this purpose the workshop participants will create and construct their original soundtracks (from the provided library sounds, possibility to record original sounds, or even compose and record music compositions if applicable).

Criteria for the participants: The workshop is designated to the artists who are interested in the role of sound in an audiovisual artwork, and how it works in practice. It is not required to have professional music or sound design background to be a participant of the workshop, but the acquaintance with music or sound editing programs is an advantage. If you are interested on applying, please send us the following information as a combined PDF file via email:

– Short Biography (max 2 pages)
– Artist statement (200 words max)
– Portfolio: website/blogs/audio/video links
– Statement describing: How do you envisage this workshop benefitting your practice? (200 words max)

Deadline for the applications is 15th September, 2017.

Applications will be evaluated and the answers given 18th September, 2017.

There is no fee for the workshop participants, however selected participants would have to cover their travel and living expenses by themselves during the workshop in Vilnius. Workshop organizers’ will give some recommendations for the accommodation in Vilnius.

After the workshop all participants could attend free of charge the International conference and Master classes MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN IN FILM AND NEW MEDIA (WHEN THEORY MEETS PRACTICE) on 28th to 30th of September, 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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