I am a composer, musician and sound designer based in New York City. Currently I am a member of The Wooster Group theatre company where I work as a technical artist. Before moving to New York I lived in New Zealand for eight years where I worked for some of the country’s top theatre companies such as Auckland Theatre Company, Circa Theatre and Centrepoint Theatre, and I am also a regular collaborator with acclaimed independent companies The PlayGround Collective and Binge Culture Collective. I won the APRA Award for “Best Music” at the Auckland Theater Awards in 2015 and I have been nominated four times in Wellington’s Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, for the Park Road Post Award for “Sound Designer of the Year”, and for the Constance Scott Kirkaldie award for “Outstanding Composer of Music”. I have also composed a number of scores for screen, including the New Zealand short film Home, directed by Adam Reynolds and starring Kate Harcourt, which appeared in the 2014 New Zealand International Film Festival.
I have a wide range of experience ranging from creating designs and audio systems to accompany immersive promenade-style works, to composing intricately cued musical scores. I have been part of many devised processes and workshops of new plays, in which I have learned to work quickly while being flexible and adaptive. I have been a sound designer and composer for large main-stage productions of classic works, as well as for innovative productions in non-traditional spaces. I have also been a performer and live musician of my original music in several productions.
Additionally I have worked as a teacher and mentor in sound design at Northwestern University’s ‘Cherubs’ program, Victoria University of Wellington, Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, and for the Young and Hungry Arts Festival.