International
and award winning electro acoustic composer, published author and specialist
performer Adam Stansbie recently joined Edge Hill’s Music and Sound students to
deliver a unique guest lecture and workshop.

Adam,
who is also a lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, has in recent years
presented his musical works at festivals, concerts and events throughout
Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australasia.
 

Edge Hill University Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Karen
Lauke comments, “Adam’s visit was extremely engaging and insightful and has opened up a
whole range of possibilities for our students with regards to how they can use
and manipulate sound within space.”
 

Within
the lecture Adam
discussed the theory behind the diffusion of sound whilst in the supporting workshop
he invited students to experience using the techniques for themselves as Edge
Hill’s Rose Theatre was setup with a 16 channel diffusion rig.
 

“Learning to successfully
diffuse sound normally takes years to perfect, but in a short amount of time during
this session our students became familiar with the sounds and performed some
really good work in what was described as the first diffusion concert at Edge
Hill University,” Karen continues.
 

She concludes, “Many of the
students are now looking to collaborate with dance, drama and visual theatre
students to put into practice the skills they have gained and I look forward to
seeing their creative work come to fruition.”
 

To find out more about the BA
(Hons) Music and Sound with Drama
course visit,
www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/courses/music-and-sound-with-drama