University of Sheffield Sound Studios (USSS)

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Welcome to the University of Sheffield Sound Studios (USSS), a unique facility within the Department of Music.


We are delighted to announce a number of free concerts of the very best electroacoustic music diffused over the unique USSS sound diffusion system.

Sound Junction Showcase: 13 - 14 May 2015 

EMS2015 and Sound Junction: 23 - 26 June 2015


Congratulations to Chris Bevan on winning the Journées d'Informatique Musicale 2015 electroacoustic composition competition for his 2014 work Circum, a stereophonic fixed media work that explores the bicycle as a sole sound source. As part of the prize, Chris will be going to Montréal to perform in a concert of the JIM 2015 conference in early May. The piece has had further success in the UK and will also be performed at the Sonorities Festival in Belfast later this month. Chris is currently reading for a PhD in electroacoustic music composition. He completed the MA in Sonic Art in 2014

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USSS supports undergraduate and postgraduate study in music technology, sound recording, computer music and electroacoustic music. At undergraduate level our studios are open to students taking modules in composition, sound recording and sound and moving image.

USSS is the centre for a diverse range of activity, including various flavours of electroacoustic composition, software and hardware development, audio-visual art and interactive instrumental work. USSS is committed to the performance of new music and theoretical research into the aesthetics and analysis of electroacoustic music. USSS comprises a 20 PC laboratory space, two single-user composition spaces and two recording studios (control room + live room). One control room has multichannel monitoring. Our software suite is multi-platform featuring Windows and Ubuntu Linux for creative music technology where we support our unique set of teaching and composing tools.

For further information please contact:

email : Dr Adrian Moore