Moments of Silence - Imperial War Museum

I worked again with 59 Production’s Richard Slaney to create this exhibition for the IWM. In the first space I created a soundtrack entirely out of the sound of sand, to accompany a projected abstract piece animated using sand particles. The second space, which was completely dark and treated to be acoustically dead, featured am ambisonic soundscape of a number of two-minute silences, that myself, my team and others recorded of a variety of memorial silences held across the world, from St. Pauls to a submarine, from Derby Football Club to the Everest Base Camp.

 Photo (c) Will Weisner

Photo (c) Will Weisner

Anna Meredith: Five Telegrams: Sender / Receiver: First Night of the Proms and EIF Opening

After working with 59 Production’s Richard Slaney earlier in the year, we worked with Anna Meredith on her piece Five Telegrams. The night before the First Night of the Prom, we previewed her piece, projection mapped on the exterior of the Royal Albert Hall.

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Then using recordings of that performance, and Anna’s actual First Night of the Prom (which had visuals mapped on the inside of the Royal Albert Hall), we edited and mixed a version to play for the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Omay - BBC Radio 3 documentary

Working with producer David Waters, we created this documentary about anthropologist Laura Rival, who spent many years living in the Amazon in a Huaorani community. It intersperse’s David’s interviews with her, with her own recordings made there, and binaural recordings I made in the Amazon Rainforest.

Listen here (with headphones)

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Awards season

I was very fortunate to be awarded a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Tony Award for the sound design of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Tunnel Visions: Array

I worked again with 59 Production’s Richard Slaney, on the recording, editing, mixing, system design and diffusion of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Karawane for Orchestra and Chorus. Starting off as a recording of the BBC Symphony Orchestra I created a sound design using 40 speakers and 20 sub-bass speakers spaced out down the Beech Street tunnel in central London (the dingy tunnel that leads to the Barbican).

Tycho Brahe "Made in Space"

I worked with 59 Production’s Lysander Ashton to create the sound design for Copenhagen’s Tycho Brahe permanent exhibition. It features Kinect, touchscreen and motion tracking interactives, as well as regular video content and soundscapes in other parts of the gallery.

Sound Design open workshop for Complicité

I ran a two day workshop on sound design for Complicité, for a group of directors, writers, performers, musicians, dancers, curators and sound designers, from all over the world.

Land Rover's The Discovery Adventures

I recorded, edited and mixed this 7-part podcast family drama for Cecilia and Mindshare, working closely with them and Land Rover to create an innovative podcast recorded in binaural audio, on location across the UK with a host of actors, presenters, explorers and sports personalities.

Wings at the Young Vic Theatre

Wings opened tonight at the Young Vic Theatre. This piece is super interesting, looking at the experience of having a stroke from the victim's perspective, starring Juliet Stevenson and directed by Natalie Abrahami.

Photos by Johan Perrson

Hear Their There Here iOS/Android app

iPhone/Android app-based sound-walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park for St Ann's Warehouse.

We recorded lots and lots of interviews (using a Sennheiser Ambeo ambisonic microphone) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which were then edited into over 1100 files and 18 hours of material. The app will determine your location within the park and choose segments of interviews for you to hear, such that you'll never have the same experience twice.

Director: Geoff Sobelle

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Road - Royal Court Theatre

Road opened tonight at the Royal Court Theatre, 30 years after it's original production at the Royal Court. Directed by John Tiffany (my 7th show working with John), 

Photos by Johann Perrson