Game of Thrones comes to Greenwich in new sound design project


Paula Fairfield, the multiple Emmy Award winning sound designer behind Game of Thrones and Lost, will be working with the University of Greenwich and L-Acoustics (the company behind the concert sound of Post Malone, Arcade Fire, Celine Dion, and many others) on an exciting new project at the university this summer.

Paula, alongside sound artist and electroacoustic composer Brona Martin, will be working with University of Greenwich academic Dr Andrew Knight-Hill and a group of Sound Design students to create a series of original compositions to test L-Acoustics' groundbreaking new L-ISA technology.

L-ISA uses 24 channel speakers to provide an immersive audio experience particularly suited to enhancing spatial awareness in audio, such as in virtual reality gaming, surround sound film and music.

Speaking about the event, Dr Andrew Knight-Hill said:

"We're always looking to innovate in sound design here at the university. L-Acoustics' new L-ISA technology has the opportunity to redefine high-end audio and we are delighted to bring our skills and knowledge of sonic creativity to help refine and define what's possible with the system.

"It's great to not only be testing the limits of this technology within the university, but to also be able to collaborate with high-profile figures like Paula Fairfield and Brona Martin, both of whom are leaders in their respective areas."

Paula Fairfield added:

"Having previously worked with students and staff at the University of Greenwich through their outstanding Sound Design programme, I'm thrilled to be returning to collaborating with them and L-Acoustics to bring my sound work Ocean of Tears to London audiences.

"The L-ISA technology is at the absolute top-end of audio systems, so I can't wait for people to hear what we've been doing with it at the upcoming summer concerts. It really will be something special."

The compositions will be showcased at series of a free concerts with the composers this summer using the L-ISA technology.