From television studios to large scale events, Duncan Edwards shares his insights into broadcast system design, such as the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Studio 6B, as well as design for Saturday Night Live, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Last Call With Carson Daly, and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, not to mention the national tour of High School Musical.
These two sound designers have collaborated on many productions, including Peter And The Starcatcher, The Velocity Of Autumn, Grace, Chinglish, and the Roundabout’s revival of Into The Woods. How do they do it? They will discuss the process, the systems, the technology, and the art of the design.
Jim van Bergen, audio mixer, sound designer, audio supervisor, and production manager for theatre, world music, jazz, classical, pop, rock, and television around the world, explores the mentality of the freelancer: what it takes to be an audio gypsy, bridging forms of media and staying relevant while new talent is entering the workplace daily.
They have gone from mic'ing and mixing on Broadway to the world of grand opera that is broadcast live around the world on the big screen and live musicals on the small screen. Jenny and Elspeth will share their experiences going from Broadway to The Metropolitan Opera's HD live series and NBC's Sound Of Music and Peter Pan-Live. Techniques, trials, and triumphs—live!
11am-12:30pm: Matt Tierney on the sound design for The Sound And The Fury
(2014 Tony nominee for Machinal, his Broadway sound debut, designer of numerous Off-Broadway plays. including An Octoroon, Blasted, and The Luck Of The Irish, as well as The Sound And The Fury.)
(2013 Tony nominee for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Steinberg is a prolific Broadway sound designer whose productions include In The Heights, revivals of Hair, Ragtime, and the new hip-hop hit musical, Hamilton.)
How do we perceive bass? Is it just with the ears? Why do we like it so much? What amount of bass is "correct?" That trouble-making Brit, John Taylor from d&b audiotechnik, will look at all these questions and more in an attempt to examine our love affair with bass and where its origins might come from.
5:30pm-6:00pm: Final Q&A with designers Bob McCarthy Nevin Steinberg, Elisheba Ittoop, John Taylor, and others.