The Sound of Story – Exploring sound and music in storytelling

The Sound of Story, organised by Brighton’s Lighthouse, is a two-day programme of talks and creative workshops exploring sound and music in storytelling.

This event offers a rare opportunity for filmmakers, sound practitioners, music producers and film lovers to meet leading sound professionals who will share insights into their working practices, providing a chance to learn about the power of sound and the importance of designing projects with sound in mind from the start.

The stellar line-up (so far) includes:

Chris Watson – Wildlife Sound Recordist / Composer (Frozen Planet (BBC), Soundstage (Radio 4), El Tren Fantasma (CD for Touch) and Soundscapes (National Gallery)

Barry Adamson – Singer / Composer / Filmmaker / Photographer (Moss Side Story / Soul Murder / Natural Born Killers / Lost Highway / The Beach / The Swing The Hole And The Lie / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)

Martin Stig Andersen – Audio Director / Composer / Sound Designer (Inside / Limbo / Rabbit at the Airport / Ring road A141)

Anna Bertmark – Sound Designer/ Supervising Sound Editor (Lilting / The Goob)

Joakin Sundström – Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor (Berberian Sound Studio / The Constant Gardener / Seven Psychopaths)

Glenn Freemantle – Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor (Gravity / Slumdog Millionaire / Paddington)

More speakers will be announced soon.

Lighthouse Senior Producer Emily Kyriakides states:

“Sound is such a vital part of storytelling, yet often finds itself eclipsed by visual elements during the production process. The Sound of Story aims to help put this right, and we’re really excited to be welcoming an inspirational line-up of speakers to Brighton to share their knowledge and expertise at the 2015 event”.

In 2014, The Sound of Story attracted more than 200 attendees and featured leading sound professionals including Academy award-winning production sound mixer Ray Beckett (The Hurt Locker,The Wind That Shakes The Barley), composer Jocelyn Pook (Eyes Wide Shut, Gangs of New York) and foley artist Barnaby Smyth (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Attack The Block). Watch masterclasses and case studies from The Sound of Story 2014 here.

The Sound of Story is a part of CineCity Film Festival and takes place at Brighton’s Lighthouse on the 17 – 18 Nov.  The workshop programme is supported by Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund, funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.

For the full programme and to buy your tickets to individual events please visit


Times: 11am – 6pm (registration from 10.30am)
Venue: Brighton Dome Studio
Tickets: from £25

Morning: 10am – 1pm (registration 9.30am)
Afternoon: 2pm – 5pm (registration 1.30pm)
Venues: Lighthouse and Electric Studios
Tickets: from £25

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