After a lovely Spring in NYC, we’ve opened Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the refurbished Lyric Theatre on Broadway. It’a s glorious space for the show.
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).
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.
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 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
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
I designed the sound for this 15 minute multi-surface film projected around the 3 sides and central column of St Andrews Square in Edinburgh, the opening event of the Edinburgh International Festival.
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
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Benedict Andrew, starring Sienna Miller, Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney
Pete Malkin and I won Australia's Helpmann Award for best sound design for The Encounter. This has been an amazing year for us for our work on The Encounter, winning an Evening Standard Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Tony Award and now a Helpmann.
Collaborating with curators Claire Catterall, Lizzie Ostrom and podcast producer Jo Barratt, I worked on creating a soundtrack for each of the ten perfumes that feature in this exhibition.
Pete and I are super proud to have been awarded a special Tony Award for the sound design of The Encounter. This is particularly special because the Tony Awards axed the annual sound design awards back in 2014, saying they would only award one for sound in exceptional circumstances. Alongside our award the Tony Awards announced that they would be resuming awarding regular awards for sound design from next year, which is super news.
I'm super proud to be involved with this production, which opens today at the National Theatre. It doesn't use (or need) lots of sound, but it's an awesome play by Inua Ellams, performed by a brilliant ensemble and directed superbly by Bijan Sheibani.
UPDATE: Barbershop will be returning to the National Theatre this Christmas, before embarking on a world tour.
Pete Malkin and I were very fortunate to receive another award for the sound design of The Encounter. Pete was otherwise engaged on this occasion.