Talk: On Designing Languages For Would-Be Worlds
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

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David J. Peterson is the one of the world’s most famous language creators. He has invented languages for various films and TV programmes. David created a language for Walt Disney film 'Thor: The Dark World', and is the creator of the Dothraki language for HBO’s fantasy series 'Game of Thrones'

He invented the language Vōv, used in Eduardo R. Miranda's opera 'Lampedusa' and also wrote the libretto. In this talk David reveals how he creates authentic, naturalistic languages. He will also introduce Vōv and Lampedusa's libretto. 

Date: Friday 22 February 2019
Time: 19:00–20:30
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema
Free admission, booking advised

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<p>Eduardo and David Peterson</p>
<p>Music piece for Vov - Lampedusa&nbsp;</p>
<p>Vōv brought to live on stage at the University's Contemporary Music Festival.<br></p>
<p>English translations of Vov&nbsp;</p>

Contemporary Music Festival 2019

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February 2019

The theme of the 2019 festival, Multiverse proposes a weekend of musical interpretations of the quantum world. 

This annual festival is in partnership with Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) and is now in its 14th year. It has developed a national reputation for combining artistic creativity with scientific development, opening up new research opportunities and musical avenues that would not normally have been explored.

This year we will be welcoming the BBC Singers, David J. Peterson the creator of the Dothraki language spoken in the TV series Game of Thrones and many more to the festival. 

Find out more about CMF 2019

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