We Choose To Go To The Moon (2019)

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Documentary Soundtrack (5.1) – [Dir. Tim Fitzpatrick] This evocative soundtrack was composed to underscore a short documentary film directed by Tim Fitzpatrick. Using NASA recordings from the Apollo 12 mission and extended Trumpet techniques performed by Bede Williams, the piece seeks to evoke the impression of awe and wonder that surrounds space exploration.

Audiovisual Spaces: Spatiality, Experience and Potentiality in Audiovisual Composition

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IN: (ed.) A Knight-Hill (2020) Sound & Image: Aesthetics and Practices. Routledge. Abstract Echoing the spatial turns across the humanities, this chapter applies post-Bergsonian conceptions of space via Deleuze & Guttari, Massumi and Massey, to explore how a spatial conception might provide novel perspectives to conceive and understand the audiovisual. Spatial concepts embrace subjectivity, multiplicity, […]

Sound & Image: Audiovisual Practice and Aesthetics

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Edited Volume – In development. Bringing together a diverse array of international experts and practitioners, this book reflects the ideas, and approaches surrounding contemporary audiovisual practice. Engaging with both traditional and new media formats, each chapter explores a facet of audiovisual art. From Narrative Film to Visual Music, to Live VJ Performances and VR, to […]

Electroacoustic Music: An Art of Sound

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IN: Foundations in Sound Design for Linear Media, Routledge 2020. https://www.routledge.com/Sound-Design/book-series/SDS Abstract Electroacoustic music has inspired many of the creative sound design and audio processing tools available today, but the genre is often little known within sound design and music production circles. While these tools are a physical manifestation of Electroacoustic music’s influence, the ideas and […]

The Nature Of Sound And Recording

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IN: Foundations in Sound Design for Linear Media, Routledge 2020. https://www.routledge.com/Sound-Design/book-series/SDS Abstract In order to unlock the full creative potentials in sound design one must first understand how sound functions, both as a physical material and a perceived phenomenon. Centered around the creative process, while exploring the physics of sound and introducing psychoacoustic realities of […]

Sonic Diegesis: Reality and the Expressive Potential of Sound in Narrative Film

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IN: Quarterly Review of Film and Video , Volume 36, 2019 – Issue 8 https://doi.org/10.1080/10509208.2019.1593027 Abstract Perspectives and approaches from electroacoustic music are applied to support a phenomenological understanding of the role of sound in film, whereby all sounds are presented as potential drivers of cinematic diegesis.  Building upon notions of the non-diegetic fallacy (Winters 2010, Kassabian […]

GONG (2019)

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35mm Optical Sound, Stereo – [Dir. David Leister] The greatest British film company emblematically deconstructed. Gong (2019) – Excerpt from Andrew Knight-Hill on Vimeo. This work was premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, in the Experimenta – Double Vision Programme. Full programme details are available here: BFI Screening Link

Immersive Hyperreal Soundscapes

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A collaboration between myself, Paula Fairfield, Brona Martin and L Acoustics, funded by HEIF. A collaborative project to develop immersive hyperreal soundscapes, and research creative workflows for adapting linear timeline-based composition workflows towards new object-based panning systems, such as those used in the new L-ISA multichannel audio system. The L-ISA team approached me with a […]

Spectral Spaces – Trumpet and Electronics [2nd Mvmt.] (2019)

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3rd Order Ambisonics & Trumpet performance – This work for trumpet and electronics was collaboratively devised to explore the potentials of trumpet timbre and the spatial possibilities in 3OA. Just as the sonic materials seek to dissolve the boundaries between live and projected trumpet, the physical choreography of the work, in which the performer walks […]