My career as a sound artist started ten years ago, becoming a freelance composer and sound designer immediately after graduation- and I’ve never looked back. It’s a career that has taken me all over the world and introduced me to some truly inspiring people. My music has been in award winning dance and theatre productions, BBC productions, short films, animations, National Trust audio walks, and sound installations.

I am also Co-Artistic Director of Lîla Dance. Some of my previous collaborations for dance and theatre include, Commotion DanceIeva Kuniskis, Joli VyannLa Petite Mort Theatre, Floods of Ink, Tim Casson,Stopgap DanceYael Flexer & Nic Sandiland, The Ballet Boyz, Bootworks Theatre CollectiveThe Mayakaras,  Platform-K, Micadanses, Indepen-dance, Aya KobayashiLudus DanceKJ L Mortimer, and Jerrel Jackson Dance Company.

I believe my ability to mix recordings of everyday sounds and real instruments into my work is what sets me apart from other composers and sound designers. My work, whether it’s a soundtrack for a show or an installation, always aims to transport the audience so that they feel like they’re in a fictional world, even if that world is abstract or electronic.  The use of familiar sounds in sometimes unfamiliar ways has become my trademark sound design.

If you are looking for some music or sounds, or want to discuss some ideas with me, then I would love to hear from you. You can email me at dougieevans[at]gmail.com

Reviews

“The drama is punctuated beautifully with Dougie Evans’s soundscapes − here the sound of outside traffic and there, the pull of a dreamy, surreal blend of effects.”

“Dougie Evans’ driving soundtrack includes sound collages and loops shaped from the technological jungle sounds of devices, apps and printers – perfectly showcased in the Skype/text routine with lush strings punctuated by loops of text pings and that trademark ringtone.”

“Dougie Evans’s jittery sound design makes ample use of ringtones, notification pings and Skype and email sound effects, often echoing or overlaying them until they become distorted and disturbing. The very familiarity of the noises, like the familiarity of the blue light, the hunched shoulders and the preoccupied face, is the root of the soundscape’s queasy power.”

“The music plays no small part in this. The sounds of modern technology – from the clicking sounds of typing on a smart phone to sell service check outs – create a show that feels incredibly current. At one point, the two dancers struggle to keep up with the sounds around them, demanding their attention, gradually getting faster and faster.”

Portfolio

Choreography of Sound (Binaural Preview) (Listen with Headphones!)

Music for Film/TV/Media

I have music availble for Film, TV, and Media through Felt Music. Please go to Felt Music Library to buy a liscenced track.

If you have any questions about commisioning music for a trailer, advert, short film, or feature, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Field Recordings

Devil’s Dyke Soundwalk

Recent Projects

Devil’s Dyke

As part of our Research and Development of the Frozen Erosion project, Tim Scarlett and I went to Devil’s Dyke in the glorious weather to try out some ideas. The Project will involve recording improvisations by Tim and I playing in the Dyke, capturing some of the natural sounds of the area we are playing… ...

Frozen Erosion

I am delighted and thankful to be announced a winner of the ideastap Top Up fund award. Ideastap.com are an organisation who fund creative projects by young aspiring people. The Top Up fund award gave £500 to ten projects on the theme of Place. My project, Frozen Erosion, is a collection of site specific improvisations… ...

FutureMusic March 2011

This month’s FutureMusic magazine features my lastest track Coffee Blossom in their reader demo’s section. March Issue 237, page 117 has Coffee Blossom on pages read by both industry giants and amatures around the world, in a magazine that features pro advice for the  recording musician. They seem to approve of the track- “some nice… ...

Exclusive recording ‘On The Sofa’

Chi live, who run musical events in Chichester, have put an exclusive preview of my live recording of elan on their january podcast. The recording was part of an all day event in which 11 bands/musicians performed one song in one take in front of 3 cameras. The track will be released gradually, one track… ...

New track, ‘Coffee Blossom’

My new track Coffee Blossom is free to download and listen. Coffee Blossom by Dougie Evans ...

Image-Line Sound Design

Image-Line are running a sound design competition for their new animated logo, as a long time user of their software I felt compelled to enter. Here’s my entry ...

Ludus Dance feature on Article 19

Article 19 has featured a video of Consequences by Ludus Dance, including footage of my soundtrack to Yael Flexer’s piece What If? http://www.article19.co.uk/hdvideo2/ludus_dance_consequences.php The triple-bill format is a new departure for Ludus Dance, and Consequences features the work of three of the UK’s biggest names in choreography. Nigel Charnock, celebrated for repeatedly breaking new ground,… ...

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