Leeds School of Arts

LSA End of Year Show: Music & Sound and Performing Arts

Following the successful virtual launch last year, final year students from Leeds School of Arts have collaborated to present the School’s second online showcase. 

Published on 08 Sep 2021
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Over 400 students from Architecture, Art and Design, Creative Technologies, Film, Music and Sound and Performing Arts courses will present work that responds to an evolving world and challenges our preconceptions about the future. The show launches at 2pm on Thursday 16th September. Here’s a sneak preview of what you can expect from our Music & Sounds and Performing Arts projects…

Music & Sound

Jordan Smith

Final year BA (Hons) Music Production student, Jordan Smith, for his end of year work examines the digital renaissance, how agency, individuality and technology have contributed to the development of experimental recording techniques within Ambient Music. Through production and contextual analysis, his project studies the sonic makeup and social practices that supported the development of experimental recording techniques and the impact of this medication upon ambient music over different periods of time. 

Joseph Rutt

Joseph Rutt, a BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering student, has explored the effects of modal synthesis (a process for recreating various different sounds) on Random Access Memory (RAM) and Central Processing Unit (CPU) usage within video games. He looks at why Industry Standard methods use sounds as ambient background effects or as triggers within games and what advancements have allowed for improved audio capabilities in recent years. 

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Joseph Rutt - Video Game

Performing Arts

At the end of their final year, Performing Arts students showcase their work at the annual Lift Off festival. The festival is an intense period of Dance and Performance making, resulting in 30 diverse works presented on live and digital stages as the culmination of 3 years of study. The festival is made up of BA (Hons) Dance, BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance and BA (Hons) Performing Arts students. The range of work presented includes dance to camera, durational one-to-one performance, theatre ensemble practices, audio performance, and live dance work. The students had the opportunity to write their own work, perform in their peers work, host as front of house, support the festival as an audience, and assist with technical support, providing skills relevant and necessary to work within the creative industries.

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LIFT OFF performance

Join us in celebrating our next generation of diverse and experimental creators at the Leeds School of Arts End of Year Show 2021. 

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