SWS Advisory Board

Sound Walk September operates under the watchful eye of an advisory board of a broad range of respected experts and specialists. The board meets up to six times per year to advise on and guide the work of the organising committee.

John Levack Drever

John Levack Drever

Operating at the intersection of acoustics, audiology, urban design, sound art, soundscape studies, and experimental music, Drever’s practice represents an ongoing inquiry into the perception, design and practice of everyday environmental sound. He has a...

Josh Kopeček

Josh Kopeček

Josh is CEO and founder of Echoes, which specialises in geolocative audio. ECHOES is a free and open-access platform and allows creators to make and publish incredible GPS-triggered walking experiences. ECHOES also designs bespoke apps which focus on s...

Annie Mahtani

Annie Mahtani

United Kingdom

Annie Mahtani is an electroacoustic composer, sound artist and performer working and living in Birmingham (UK). Her output encompasses electronic music composition from acousmatic music to free improvisation. Her work often explores the inherent sonic ...

Julie Poitras Santos

Julie Poitras Santos

Julie Poitras Santos' site-specific art practice includes video, installation, and public projects that include a walking component. The relationship between site, story and mobility fuels a wide range of research and production, including the relationship...

Hamish Sewell

Hamish Sewell

Hamish Sewell is the founder and primary audio producer with the geo locative platform Soundtrails. He has an extensive background in documentary radio and oral history and his works have won him international recognition and awards. For the last six y...

Duncan Speakman

Duncan Speakman

Duncan Speakman (UK 1976) trained as a sound engineer at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and is now based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. Often working with mobile audio and locative media, he creates narrative experiences that engag...

Andrea Zeffiro

Andrea Zeffiro

Andrea Zeffiro is Academic Director for the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Arts at McMaster University, Canada. For fifteen years Zeffiro has collaborated in transdisc...

Previously

We’ve had the benefit of learning from gifted individuals who previously have taken up a seat on our Advisory Board.

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta is an immersive artist and journalist. She uses emerging technologies to innovate new forms of storytelling that have social impact. She currently works as Creative Director in the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality. Previous to MIT, ...

Maja Thomas

Maja Thomas

Maja Thomas is the Chief Innovation Officer of Hachette Livre, one of the largest book publishers in the world, and the Director of the Hachette Innovation Program, focusing on the intersection of publishing and digital innovation. Maja works internation...