Date: November 21, 2019 

Venue: Berwick Watchtower Gallery, Berwick Parish Centre, Berwick Parish Church 

Curated by Mike Worboys (University of Greenwich) and John Stell (University of Leeds)

Guest Artists: Quatuor Bozzini

A multi-disciplinary workshop to explore performative, cultural and formal relationships between space and sound. This workshop will discuss relationships and connections between music and the spaces we live in and of our imaginations. It is linked to two associated events, played and mentored by Quatuor Bozzini.

Structure and schedule of the workshop and associated events

12:00 – 2:00 pm Associated Event: Performance by Quatuor Bozzini (see Event 6 of Programme for details)

3:00 – 5:00 pm Workshop

Short presentations will be given by academics and other specialists. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Examples of relevant topics are:

  • Spatial structures, relationships and metaphors in musical works;
  • Music as evocation of place;
  • Sound in geographic spaces.

If you are curious about such matters, then this Workshop may be for you. All are welcome and no particular background or experience is required.

Confirmed talks:

  • Michel Worboys. Introduction. Space in sounds: Spatial models and metaphors in music
  • Gnaomi Siemens, New York City.  Sound in space: Using sonic devices to create multi-sensory and multidimensional space in poetry
  • Mark Zygadio, Glenhead, Dumfries. WaterOrgan, Making an Environmental Soundwork


  • John Stell, University of Leeds. The Sound of space: Exploring a landscape of computer generated drawings

6:30 – 7:30 pm Associated Event: Performance of James Tenney’s “In a Large Open Space” (see Community Performance for details)