Audio Examples 2
Over the years I've worked on so many theatrical productions and installations it would be impossible to provide audio examples of everything I've created. So I've picked out some of my favourite works which hopefully gives a broad overview of the diverse range of productions I've been involved with and the eclectic style of my sound design, composition and editing skills. You can find all these audio examples and more on my Soundcloud page
Frankenstein (Everyman Theatre, Liverpool)
The ghost story Frankenstein was written two hundred years ago by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who expanded it later into a novel. This influential and much referenced work has spawned a genre of horror stories, films and plays. Philip Pullman's brilliant play, one of the most popular versions, has been performed many times by youth and school groups. This performance was Directed by Ellie Hurt whom I have collaborated with on a number of productions. Ellie was looking for a glitchy electronic sound design for the performance and gave me the TV series 'Utopia' as a reference. These two tracks are the Pre Show Sound and an electronic piece which was used during a physical movement piece within the performance.
The Secret Life Of Mia
This immersive promenade performance followed 'Mia' through the streets as she goes about her day. The audience, through headphones, are invited to experience her deepest darkest thoughts, the constant pressures that bombard people through advertising and the pressure from peers to conform to a media created image of beauty.
Using silent disco technology, I was able to mix the soundscape live and out of sight of the audience, ensuring no two performances were exactly the same. Each new audience experienced a slightly different audio performance in symbiosis with the ever changing environment. The performance used genuine recordings of stomach noises which I recorded using a condender Microphone.
The Radicalisation Of Bradley Manning
These are two soundscapes created for 'The Radicalisation Of Bradley Manning', directed by Chris Tomlinson and performed at the Everyman Theatre Studio in Liverpool.
The 'Pre Show' track and 'Scene 24 Apache' were created using the actual audio recordings of the American Apache Helicopter gunmen as they murdered civilians in Baghdad, Iraq which was released by Wikileaks under the name 'Collateral Murder'. Other voices could be heard throughout the Pre Show including US Military describing their killing during the Iraq conflict, and Military personnel denouncing Chelsea (formally Bradley) Manning's actions in releasing the cables to Wikileaks.
'Scene 24 Apache' mixes synthesisers and real audio from the leaked footage in a harrowing scene where a disturbed and desperate Bradley recounts not being able to get images of the killing out of his head. A synth was used to create the sound of the Apache helicopter blades and the sound of the engines.