When: September 25 – 26 - 27 (Monday - Wednesday), 2017

Location: MISC (Music Innovation Studies Center, LMTA, VILNIUS, Gedimino pr. 42) consist of 24 speakers setting for spherical surround, specialized studies and sound research equipment, special mobile acoustic space for recording music and sounds. MiSC is focusing its activities on synergy of arts, research and technologies in the context of local and international programmes

Head of workshop: Vilnius University Teacher Assoc. Prof. Titas Petrikis, Practical assistance for workshop by MICS director lect. Mantautas Krukauskas

Description: The workshop focuses on how we can create certain emotional signification with sound in a film or audiovisual artwork. During the session a segment of Dracula (Browning 1931) will be taken to consider how sound implies certain aesthetic meaning. The audience will be able to appreciate the difference between the traditional film scoring and enhanced interpretation of the surround version. This research is based on the author‘s PhD project at Bournemouth University (2014). During the 3-day workshop the participants will have an opportunity to experiment with the same segment of the film by themselves. The purpose of this practice- based exercise is to learn and test how sound works with audiovisual media, and what are the artistic consideration of the spherical sound (24 speakers setting). For this purpose the workshop participants will be able to create and construct their original soundtracks (from the provided library sounds, possibility to record original sounds, or even compose and record music compositions if applicable).

Criteria for the participants: The workshop is designated to the artists who are interested in the role of sound in an audiovisual artwork, and how it works in practice. It is not required to have professional music or sound design background to be a participant of the workshop, but the acquaintance with music or sound editing programs is an advantage.  If you are interested on applying please send us the following information as a combined PDF file via email:

- Short Biography (max 2 pages) - Artist statement (200 words max) – Portfolio: website/blogs/audio/video links - Statement describing: How do you envisage this workshop benefitting your practice? (200 words max)

Deadline for the applications is 15th September, 2017.

Applications will be evaluated and the answers given 18th September, 2017.

There is no fee for the workshop participants, however selected participants would have to cover their travel and living expenses by themselves during the workshop in Vilnius. Workshop organizers’ will give some recommendations for the accommodation in Vilnius.

After the workshop all participants could attend free of charge the International conference and Master classes MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN IN FILM AND NEW MEDIA (WHEN THEORY MEETS PRACTICE) on 28 th to 30th of September, 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania.



Workshop schedule

Monday/ September 25, 2017

10:00-10:10 Welcoming Introduction to the Master class by Prof. Antanas Kučinskas, PhD

Overview of the workshop and presentation of the schedule and project deliveries by Dr. Titas Petrikis


Lecture “Music for Dracula (Browning 1931) and Bram Stoker's Dracula (Coppola 1992) – comparison of functions“ by prof. Marchwica Wojciech, PhD (Jagiellonian University, Institute of Musicology, Krakow, Poland)


Lunch Break


Lecture “Soundtrack in audiovisual media: emotional and dramatic meaning” by Dr. Titas Petrikis


Formation of project groups and conceptualisation of student project ideas


Tuesday/ September 26, 2017

10:00-12:00 Preparation of project plan and soundtrack implementation for each group.

-        Definition of the required resources (source for sounds, recording, editing, composition, etc.)

-        Assignment of tasks within the group members

-        Project development in separate studios


Lunch Break





Implementation of the projects, group consultations with Dr. Titas Petrikis


File transfer and set-up in sound Sphere environment (Supervised by Mantautas Krukauskas)


Wednesday/ September 27, 2017

10:00-18:00 Project implementation and mixing in Sphere sound. The studio time to be divided equally for each group.

Individual consultations with the groups.

Lunch Break to be defined individually by groups

The presentation of the project deliveries in the public concert