Symposiums, Conferences and Special Projects
7 October 2017

SERG organises various research meetings, symposiums and conferences based on group members’ various research interests and outcomes. Also SERG members work closely with each other or collaborate with researchers from other disciplines on a diverse range of research projects, most of which have been focused on SERG’s research theme, New Approaches to Sound and Place.

Power SERG: A Taste of the UK’s Best Up and Coming Sonic Artists – 24th of May, 2019

SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group) is issuing a call for works to all UK-based sonic artists. There is no strict theming, however, we encourage submissions to be inspiring and engaging as the May Festival is well attended by the general public and children. In particular, we seek applications from postgraduate students and early-career composers/creators to fulfil SERG’s primary aim of supporting the next generation of sonic artists. A limited number of bursaries are available to cover accommodation/travel expenses incurred by the performer/composer’s attendance at the concerts. See the application information provided below for information on how to apply for a bursary.

Call for Works


Sonic Realities: SERG International Postgraduate Research Conference 2018 – 25-26 May 2018


Interpretations and representations of reality benefit immensely from engagements with sound, whether as a standalone phenomenon or as part of multi-sensory experience. However, as composers, listeners, and researchers of sound our approaches to working with sonic realities are bound by subjectivities. This is often influenced by our ideologies and socio-cultural experiences of our sonic environment. With this conference, we wish to shed light on the aesthetic, scientific, technical, historical, social, cultural, psychological, and philosophical ways in which we approach and work with our sonic reality.

Conference Website

In and Out of Space Symposium – 17-18 March 2017

The Aberdeen Bestiary: Sound-Image-Narrative

The Three Cities Project