SHAKESPEARE ALOUD

Sound & Music Design Resume

PLAYS

Hamlet Globe-to-Globe, a tour to 197 countries and dignitaries including the United Nations and President Obama – Shakespeare’s Globe (2014-16), dir. Dominic Dromgoole. UNESCO patronage

Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare’s Globe (2016), dir. Caroline Byrne

Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare’s Globe (2015). International tour, dir. Dominic Dromgoole

King Lear – La MaMa, ETC with Alvin Epstein as Lear. Elliot Norton Award – Best Production

The Hotel Nepenthe by John Kuntz– Huntington Theatre Company & ASP

IRNE Nomination, Best Sound Design.  Remounted at the Emerging America Festival

Hamlet – Shakespeare’s Globe (2012). Olympic season & int’l tour, dir. Bill Buckhurst

Call of the Wild (original musical, book by Jon Lipsky) –

World Premier and National tour (42 states), by The Olney Theatre Center

Toad of Toad Hall – Shakespeare & Company, dir. Irina Brook

Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe (2012, Assistant Composer) –

dir. Jeremy Herrin with Eve Best and Charles Edwards

Living in Exile by Jon Lipsky – John Douglas Thompson as Achilles. The Vineyard Playhouse

RED – New England Premier.  SpeakEasy Stage Company, Thomas Derrah as Rothko. Elliot Norton Nomination – Best Design

DEPOT – Mercury Theatre Company, site specific in a bus depot – Colchester UK (Conductor/MD/Actor/Devisor), dir. Gari Jones

Island of Slaves – Orfeo Group. Elliot Norton Award Nomination – Best Sound Design; Norton Award – Best Production

KING LEAR – manipulation of some sample libraries

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL – a modern troubadour jingle with me doing the parts.

THE WINTER’S TALE – a Satyr and a Shepherd dance

OTHER THINGS

Voluntary for His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Shakespeare’s birthday and 400th anniversary, Southwark Cathedral, 2016

Play On, Shakespeare in Silent Cinema (Music Editor & Conductor), The British Film Institute

Brass quintet for the progress of the Olympic Torch in 2012 through Shakespeare’s Globe

Woodworking Together – PBS Television

Five Sonnets to Orpheus – Aurea Ensemble (string quartet, harmonica and reader)

Tongues and Bones – album of original songs

MORE PLAYS

All’s Well That Ends Well – Shakespeare & Company, dir. Tina Packer

King John – Shakespeare & Company, dir. Tina Packer

Firecracker and Wonder:LUST – Theatre Row, NYC – TheatreLILA

From Orchids to Octopi by Melinda Lopez – Central Square Theatre & Bethesda Theatre (DC). Meet the Composer Grant Recipient

QED by Peter Parnell – Inaugural performance of the Central Square Theatre

The Goatwoman of Corvis County by Christine Whitley – Shakespeare & Company. Inaugural production in the Elaine P. Bernstein Theatre

Two Gentlemen of Verona – Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston

Twelfth Night – Shakespeare & Company, dir. Jonathan Croy

Antony & Cleopatra – Shakespeare & Company, dir. Michael Hammond

Thin Air – Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Breaking the Code – Central Square Theatre.  Allyn Burrows as Alan Turing

The Captain’s Doll – Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre, dir. Jeff Zinn

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

The Canterbury Tales – Columbia University, dir. Yuriy Kordonskiy

Comedy of Errors – featuring two sets of identical male twins (also director), Brandeis University

The Hamlet Symphony – Dedication Performance of the Martel Theatre, Vassar College. (also writer and director)

Three Sisters – 40 minute live score, Composer in Residence, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

MORE PLAYS

Living in Exile – Actors’ Shakespeare Project

The Merry Wives of Windsor – Actors’ Shakespeare Project

King Henry IV, parts I and II (in rep) – Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Rapid Response Team – rotating show at the Bowery Poetry Club

Fully Committed – The Public Theatre (Boston)

The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, by Jeremy Paul – Shakespeare & Company

Turn of the Screw – Shakespeare & Company

The Mad Pirate and the Mermaid – Shakespeare & Company

Julius Caesar – Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Cymbeline – Actors’ Shakespeare Project

The Water Engine by David Mamet – Underground Railway Theatre, Boston

The Dick and the Rose – an original clown musical by Robert Biggs

The Santa Land Diaries – Half Moon Theatre

Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Now

Hamlet – Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Richard III – Actors’ Shakespeare Project, John Kuntz as Richard

As You Like It – Shakespeare East.  Directed by Brett Eagan

Breath of Kings, Shakespeare East

 

INSTRUMENTS

Voice, 8 years (Drew Minter, Pamela Murray)

Piano, 4 years (Thomas Sauer, David Medeiros)

Conducting, 4 years (Isaiah Jackson, Eduardo Navega)

Composition, 6 years (Suzanne Sorkin, Richard Wilson)

Trombone/Euphonium, 7 years (Paul Bellino, David Galindo, Jeff Kelley)

Acoustic and electric guitar, (self-taught, 4 years)

Double and electric bass, (Lou Papas, 4 years)

Traditional Balinese instruments, suleng, gender, gamelan, drum

Other instruments:  percussion (African, Latin, Irish, and classical), steel cello, banjo, concertina, simple flutes, harmonica

 

See the wide array of musical instruments I own HERE.

 

This is the trailer for Orfeo Group’s Island of Slaves production at the Boston Center for the Arts in February, 2010.  Original score by Bill Barclay.  The design for this show was nominated for an Elliot Norton Award, and the show picked up the group’s second Norton in a row for Best Fringe Production.

 

GEAR

For my work as a sound designer, I use the following programs.  Thankfully in this day and age, such platforms are always besting each other at interfacing more smoothly.  Please don’t hesitate to ask how these all fit together.

My DAW of choice is Ableton LIVE

My software notation program of choice is SIBELIUS.  And yes, Sibelius 6 is worth it.

I also use LOGIC and occasionally Garage Band.

REASON has been a great sampler to me in the past, and this platform is improving all the time.

I use Ethno (and yes, Ethno 2 is worth it) for world instrument sounds.

VSL, Vienna Symphonic Library, is too expensive but also worth it.  I am adding orchestral samples to my arsenal all the time.

Here are some samples using these software families in mellifluous and jarring ways:

Dance of the Shepherds and Shepherdesses from The Winter’s Tale

The Satyr Dance from The Winter’s Tale

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