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CAKE 49: Exploring Sound and Emotion


Thursday 28 April 2022
Event 11am – 1:00pm.


This event is hybrid.
In-person – Durham Teaching & Learning Centre, Durham University
Option to join remotely via Zoom.


About this event

Arrival from 11am

Our April CAKE event will focus on soundscape innovation, with audio artists and music professionals leading the charge in developing methodologies, techniques, and technologies, as well as music composition and song.

We are very excited to be able to host this CAKE event at Durham University. For those that can’t make the event in person, we will also have an option to join us via Zoom.

The event will include a panel discussion with inspirational speakers as well as an opportunity to ask the panel questions. Participants will have the opportunity to network with peers who share similar interests.

In this CAKE we will:

  • Speak openly about sound innovation.
  • Share our thoughts on how we perceive sound, including how we react and interact and feel.



David de la Haye, award-winning musician, field recordist, sound technician and producer – Listening ecologically. Take a listen to the underwater soundscapes of freshwater habitats with sound recordist David de la Haye.

Annaliese Micallef Grimaud, PhD Candidate, Music Department, Durham University – How are emotions perceived in music? In this presentation we will discover how music listeners used a computer interface to change features of unfamiliar music in real-time and show us how they think different emotions sound in music – creating blueprints for the shaping of different emotions in the music.

Martin P Eccles, Artist, PhD Researcher – Martin’s practice reflects experiences of being in and walking through natural environments. Martin use sound and text to present time, distance, place and space of the landscape and to provide an opportunity for a listener to consider what it means to move through the landscape at a human pace and scale.

Louise Mackenzie, Artist and Research Associate, Newcastle University – Louise will talk about her research into sound as a means to relate to the nonhuman through three projects, The Stars Beneath our Feet, Tentacular Resonances and BE THE SEA.


Whatever your professional background, this event is designed to support potential by inspiring new conversations and allowing introductions to take place that will enable collaboration.

Tickets are free – please register via Eventbrite here.

About CAKE

CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) is Creative Fuse North East’s monthly networking event, bringing together businesses, freelancers, academics, charities and creative practitioners from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors and wider economy. Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges. The events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives – in keeping with the event name, attendees enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.*


*during in-person events