Sound | Video | Design | Technology
WHAT I DO
I design sound and video elements for the stage. My audio work ranges from immersive audio environments to subtle sound reinforcement. My background includes both live production and music recording. I freelance as a technician and recording engineer and I do audio and postproduction editing and audio mastering
When approaching a sound design, my focus is on how sound interacts with the live environment. Designing sound for a specific venue has challenges beyond making a good stereo mix for a recording. The spatialization of sound in a room, when everyone does not get to sit in the dead center, takes both creativity and experience.
As a video designer, I explore time and change. My work often employs interactive scenic backgrounds and controlled shifts. I design playful projections that complement live performances and reinvent spaces. My philosophy is that projectors are capable of much more than video playback; they can serve as dynamic lighting elements.
"The play moves at a breakneck pace, running a full 90 minutes with no intermission. This speed is complemented by impressive sound design, which consists of up-tempo Jazz drumming – think Duke Ellington – as well as the frantic sounds of clinking plates and sizzling grills one would expect to hear in a busy restaurant kitchen. The music and on-stage sounds come together to create a truly immersive theatrical experience."
—The Mac Weekly
"Is God Is burned down the house with a blistering tale of African-American women’s revenge."
Selected sound and video designs
Mixed Blood Theatre
Is God Is
In the Penal Colony
The Guthrie Theater
Mixed Blood Theatre
How to Use a Knife
Earthquakes in London
University of Minnesota
Kilburn Arena Theater
University of Minnesota | Opera Theater
Tiger Lion Arts
The Cunning Little Vixen
The Dragons are Singing Tonight
VIDEOS OF STAGE WORK
CUSTOM VIDEO CONTENT
I have experience designing in a wide variety of acoustic environments.