O U N D _ D E S I G N E R
a musician, composer,
sound designer and theatre artist who has worked professionally
for nine years, I am committed to helping pioneer the most efficient
and flexible method of creating theatrical and thematic sound design
sound for companies small and large.
am a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Vancouver's award-winning
Company Theatre. Sound has always been an essential design element
to the interpretation of our stories.
our six-year life I have been a leading contributor in the creation
of all of the company's collective sound designs since its first
show Brilliant! put us on the map in 1996. I emerged as the head
of the sound department during our latest plays, Dona Flor (2001)
and Flop (2002). In the case of Flop, the sound sharply influenced
the direction of the play and provided a poignant underscoring for
many of the intensely physical and often wordless scenes.
work thus far has inhabited two worlds: a) the composition of musical
theatre numbers that have been a successful component of Electric
Company, Palace Grand, and Norman Rothstein plays and b) the creation
of atmospheric theatre soundscapes for whole productions by combining
pre-recorded or literal sounds.
believe that the next step in my artistic evolution is to look for
ways to fuse these worlds.
the past year I have had a chance to study digital technologies
for cueing sounds and effects through Richmond
Sound Design, whose founder Charlie Richmond is one of the world
leaders in "show control" -- dedicated hardware and software for
Richmond has agreed to let me participate in the launching of their
newest software including sound diffusion capabilities that can
move the output dynamically through and around the theatre space,
creating a sensory experience of sound that is akin to the surround-sound
experience of watching film in a film-house.
a member of Canadian Actor's Equity, I am in the process of joining
the Associated Designers of Canada.
I'm the proud father of Sophie and Evan
and husband to Julia McGeer.