Winter School 2020 (Wednesday Full Day Ticket, seminars & Tech)

  • 08 Jan 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


  • Association of Sound Designers members of any level
  • Any member of the IPS, AMPS, ALD, ABTT, SMA.
  • Any person enrolled in Higher Education, Apprenticeship scheme and Educators. Attendees must be over 18

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Join us for the third ASD Winter School, this time it's bigger than ever.

We are back at RCSSD in Swiss Cottage.

A link to their Google Maps Page is here.

The nearest tube is Swiss Cottage, parking is extremely limited. 

This event is organised by the ASD and is eligible for Travel Assistance*. Find out more via the website.

We will have 4 sessions a day in the Embassy Theatre, plus 4 Corporate Members each day will be on hand to explain their latest innovations.

This ticket will give you access to everything Wednesday has to offer.

Wednesday: Sustaining the Future of Sound


d&b: Environmental Choices in a tech led world.

How can we innovate and reduce our environmental impact? Join d&b and they explain how they manage to create their innovative products while still protecting the environment.



Sound Designer Sarah Angliss gives an insight into what AI music is, or can be. Sarah will explore what an evolutionary algorithm is and what to say when you're asked about them. She will delve into how to apply the theory to your own work, while also informing the modern techniques with a brief history of how bass has been used to manipulate audiences.

Sarah Angliss is a sound designer, composer and robotic artist who creates distinctive sounds that blur the boundaries between sound design and musical composition. Sarah’s work reflects her lifelong fascination with ancient music, faded variety acts and defunct machines. Though her music, performance and writing, she explores the uncanny properties of technology, revealing resonances between European folklore and early notions of electricity and sound.

Honoured to be the recipient of a 2018 Paul Hamyln Foundation Composers Award, Sarah is currently composing Giant, an electroacoustic chamber opera exploring the chilling betrayal of Charles Byrne (librettist Ross Sutherland; director and dramaturg Sarah Fahie). Giant is supported by Snape Music and funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.


Introduction to Depping for Musical Theatre: Getting started, staying employed

Zoe Milton takes you through the skills you'll need to start your career in Musical Theatre. Explaining and demonstrating typical mic placement for musicals, outlining backstage responsibilities and getting advice from current number one sound engineers, this session will give you all you need to get you started in the West End and beyond.


Future of Theatre Audio Panel

Hosted by Melanie Wilson, this panel brings together emerging and established practitioners, educators and artists to discuss the future of sound and the people making it. It will touch upon sound making as part of a multi-disciplinary theatre practise, informal routes into sound making, sound design as composition, feminist sound and how to look after yourself as a freelancer.

The panel will include Peter Rice, Julie Rose Bower and special guests.

The Tech Hub

Just when you thought we had no more to give! Join our amazing Corporate Members in the Tech Hub to share their expertise. The list is not yet definitive, so be sure to check in regularly to see who's joining us.

Wednesday: Shure, Wavetool, d&b, Yamaha,

Got a specific Query? Book a slot via the individual Booking forms on the day event pages.

Small Print:

Please note, the ASD reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice. Such alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

All events will be filmed and photographed - your presence confirms your permission for the ASD to use any images or recordings of you in our publicity materials and seminar archive.

The ASD does not accept responsibility for anyone acting as a result of information or views expressed on its training courses including course material. Opinions expressed are those of individual trainers and not necessarily those of the ASD. Participants should take professional advice when dealing with specific situations.

Travel Assistance Scheme

If you are an ASD member living more than 50 miles from where the ASD are holding a training session, the ASD may pay part of your travel costs to get you there.

Professional, Associate and NCO members may receive 33% of the cost of the price paid for rail travel, up to the cost of 33% of a standard saver return rail fare.

Future Professional members may receive 50% of the cost of the price paid for rail travel, up to the cost of 50% of a standard saver return rail fare with a Young Persons Rail Card.

If you travel by means other than train, please submit relevant receipts, but the maximums above will still apply.


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