Will & When: Our Garden

I recently had great fun writing the music for a new outdoor dance show for early years by Commotion Dance called Will & When: Our Garden. It's a gorgeous show which teaches young children the importance of helping things grow, with some hilarous moments from the two characters, and awesome dancing of course! The main…

Sound Design- The Hotel Experience

If you are wondering how we made the immersive soundtrack to Lîla Dance's new show The Hotel Experience you've come to the right place. The Hotel Experience is a new dance show currently touring theatres and rural venues around the UK. It features music and sound design in 6.1 surround sound, so that no matter…

They Live Next Door

They Live Next Door is a dance theatre show performed by 2 professional older dancers who take us on an emotional rollercoaster with some highly physical movement. We watch the relationship between the two men unravel, and witness their ever-changing bond through heart-warming moments of love and tenderness, contrasted with bouts of conflict and manipulation.  They…

5 sound design Instagram accounts you should follow

A Sound Effect just published a great article featuring five sound designed focused accounts they recommend following on instagram. Here is what they had to say... @diegostoccocbo Diego Stocco, the self-proclaimed ‘Explorer of Sounds’, is a sound designer and composer who has contributed sounds to movie trailers for IT and Annabelle Creation as well as…

Turtle Dove

“OK. When did you know it was love?” I had great fun making some music for Amy Morvell's new duet called Turtle Dove. All the sounds take their lead from some beautiful soundbites of people talking about love, that Amy had collected during her research. So rather writing music for contemporary dance on the theme…

Choreography of Sound- Preview Exhibition at The Point, Eastleigh

Huge thank you to The Point for hosting a preview of my immersive sound exhibition The Choreography of Sound. The exhibition gave me an opportunity to test some of the recordings I have made while researching the project, and get some audience feedback on what has been successful so far. Hear what it sounds like…

Researching the Choreography of Sound

Following an 8 year career writing and designing sound for contemporary dance, the Choreography of Sound is my first attempt at taking away the dancers and exploring just the movement of sound. After all, sound is a wave; and exists only within movement. So what happens when I start to shape how that sound moves in…

Do people with hidden disabilities hear sound differently?

In Brighton the sound of seagulls, traffic and people blend into a mixture of noise that most people have unconsciously trained their minds to filter out. Modern life has added a fairly invasive mix of mobile notification sounds, buzzing home appliances, music piped into every shop, self service check out machines, and phone waiting music…

Reaching 1000 followers on Instagram 

Anyone who's launched a profile on Instagram will know how demoralising it is when you make a huge effort to gain less followers than most teenagers have without trying. So with the hope that I can save others time and research, here's what I've found successful in my journey to 500 followers.
The key to my strategy has been to find real followers. Don't be tempted with companies that offer to gain you thousands of followers. Followers who don't care, or aren't real (in many cases) won't engage in your posts and that will stop you from growing.

Using room tones in Theatre & Dance Soundtracks

Room tones are the sound of silence. I've borrowed the term 'roomtone' from the film industry, where regular practice is to record the stillness of a room or location after each shoot. That way, when various takes of are edited together, they can be glued into one continuous scene by a consistent audio background. Every environment has a…