Theatre Crafts - Performance Sound
Practitioners on Practice: Paul Arditti on Sound Design
Sound Designer Paul Arditti talks through his entire practice from inception, through rehearsals to the performance itself. He discusses the differences between designing for musicals and for plays, why the creative and technical facets of his role are really two jobs in one, and how technological advances allow sound designers to artistically react much faster as the production process develops.
Practitioners on Practice: Gareth Fry on Sound Design
Gareth Fry, sound designer, is one of the theatre industry's most innovative sonic specialists and is particularly known for his work with celebrated directors Katie Mitchell, John Tiffany, and Sacha Wares.
Practitioners on Practice: John Leonard on Sound Design
John Leonard, freelance Sound Designer, journeys through a rich and transformational career, from hand held tape recorders, through founding the sound department of Bristol’s Old Vic theatre, to blockbuster West End extravaganzas.
Practitioners on Practice: Mic Pool on Sound and Video Design
Having trained at Mountview and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Mic specialised in sound and has been creating theatrical sonic spaces for over 30 years. His sound design for The 39 Steps won the discipline's first ever Tony Award in 2009. Mic walks us through his first steps in the industry, explains how a designer develops an aural palette during rehearsals, and opines sound as the primary design discipline within theatre.
On Sound: Finn Pfeffer
Finn Pfeffer's involvement with The Soap Myth was not only significant as part of the sound crew; as the only German native on the production team, his perspective on the play is unique. Finn offers an illuminating insight into the gulf between how Holocaust education is taught in different countries, and sheds light onto the soap myth itself.
On Sound Design: Andrea J. Cox
Andrea J. Cox was responsible for creating the aural landscape in Phillip Breen's revival of Sam Shepard's True West. Cox explains why the play's geographical setting is important to research, and reflects on the difficulties in translating abstract noise to a physical space.
American Radio History
"Six million pages of AM FM & TV Broadcasting history online"
BBC Sound Effects Library
16,016 BBC Sound Effects made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
The Library also has some 70+ CDs from the BBC sound effects library, along with a track by track index to the content.
BL Sounds (British Library Archival Sound Recordings)
The British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.
There are sections for Accents and Dialects, Arts Literature and Performance, Classical Music, Jazz & Popular Music, World & Traditional Music, Oral history, Sound Recording history, Environment & Nature, and Sound Maps.