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Schedule Announced For Live Design NYMC Sound

Schedule Announced For Live Design NYMC Sound

The Sound And The Fury at the Public Theater.

The Live Design New York Master Classes: Sound take place on June 5 and 6 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a list of outstanding sound designers and audio pros, including Elspeth Appleby, Jim van Bergen, Charles Coes, Duncan Robert Edwards, Elisheba Ittoop, Abe Jacob, Bob McCarthy, Jenny Montgomery, John Montgomery, Nevin Steinberg, John Taylor, Matt Tierney, and Darron L West.  All attendees will see a performance of the Elevator Repair Service production of The Sound And The Fury at The Public Theatre on the evening of Friday, June 5, followed by a discussion of the sound by designer Matt Tierney. Events also include a cocktail reception and Live Design Awards ceremony on the evening of June 4 to kick things off and a Manufacturers Showcase with the latest in cutting-edge audio gear. Registration is now open for the best sound training the industry has to offer.

Live Design New York Master Classes: Sound Schedule*

Thursday, June 4

6:00pm: Cocktail party and Live Design Awards Presentation, sponsored by Meyer Sound, at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, The Gallatin School, NYU, 1 Washington Place, NYC
Friday, June 5
Tisch School Of The Arts
721 Broadway, NYC
8:00am-9:00am: Registration and continental breakfast
9:15-9:45am Sound Off: Abe Jacob
The “Godfather” of sound design presents his annual state of the industry address.
9:45am-11:15am: Jim van Bergen and John Montgomery: Getting The Job Done
From working with the shop to mixing long-running Broadway shows, a look at the day-to-day side of sound design.
11:15am-11:30am: Break
11:30am-12:30pm: Duncan Robert Edwards: Designing Out Of The Theatre
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.
12:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch and manufacturers showcase
2:30pm-2:50pm: Sound Off: Darron L West
(2012 Tony Award winner for Peter And The Starcatcher, sound designer for the SITI Company, Off- Broadway and resident theatre, and dance) 
2:50pm-4:15pm: Darron L West and Charles Coes: The Joys Of Collaboration
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.
4:15pm-4:30pm: Break
4:30-6:00pm: Bob McCarthy: Let's Design A Sound System 
We'll start with an empty theater and fill it up with sound. Mains, fills, dreams, surrounds, and subs will all be chosen and placed as we move through the design process together.
8pm: The Sound And The Fury by the Elevator Repair Service
at the Public Theatre, with sound design by Matt Tierney.
Saturday, June 6
8:30am-9:00am: Registration and continental breakfast
9:00am-9:20am: Sound Off: Jim van Bergen: Freelancer Is A Dirty Word
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.
9:20am-10:45am: Elspeth Appleby and Jenny Montgomery: The Sound Of Music
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!
10:45-11am: Break
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.)
12:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch and showcase
2:30pm-2:50pm: Sound Off: Elisheba Ittoop
(Sound designer and composer for clients, such as the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, CenterStage, National Gallery of Art, and Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.)
2:50pm-3:50pm: What’s In Your Tool Box?
A panel of audio pros and designers discuss their favorite new tools and go-to standards. Moderated by Nevin Steinberg. Panelists include Elisheba Ittopp, Bob McCarthy, and Jenny Montgomery. 
3:50pm-4:00pm: Break
4:00pm-4:20pm: Sound Off: Nevin Steinberg: On Hamilton
(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.)
4:20pm-5:30pm: John Taylor: All About The Bass
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.
* Subject to change
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