Meeting Topic: Question and Answer Session with Composer and Sound Designer Sean Beeson
Moderator Name: Nicholas Arner
Speaker Name: Sean Beeson, Owner: Sean Beeson Studios LLC
Meeting Location: University of York, York, United Kingdom
This was the first event of the academic year planned by the York Student Section of the AES. It was also the first event with a totally new officer team, and aimed to allow students to gather insight into the working world of composition and sound design.
The session involved a 2 way skype conversion between the York Student Section of the AES, and the composer for media Sean Beeson. This consisted of a series of small talks from Sean, interspersed with questions from the students at the meeting. The meeting lasted approximately 1 hour, and involved some informal conversation between Sean and the students discussing sampling, workflow, Sean's work in interactive ballets, and novel ways to use software samplers.
The incentive of a prize draw to win Pro Tools 10, provided by Academia IT Solutions, brought a few extra students to the discussion. This resulted in a modest gathering of audiophiles and aspiring composers, and despite this being the first event of the year, the transatlantic discussion was deemed a success, and more similar talks are in the pipeline for 2013.
Written By: Timothy Neate