ASDP - SDUK Sound Designers & Directors in Conversation

  • 06 Mar 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Zoom


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Sound Designers & Directors in Conversation

Melanie Wilson and Rachel Bagshaw

Wednesday 6th March 1pm - 2.15pm on zoom

Join long-time collaborators Melanie Wilson (Sound Artist and Composer) and Rachel Bagshaw (Director), for a conversation on how they have developed their unique working relationship. Melanie and Rachel will share insights into what goes into building and sustaining a successful sound designer/director creative collaboration, and offer tips and advice on workflow, process, shorthands and effective communication.

ASDP is pleased to be partnering with Stage Directors U.K. to present this event.

About Melanie

Melanie Wilson is a U.K based, multi-disciplinary sound artist, composer and performance maker. Her acclaimed work is founded on the contemporary interplay between sound art, experimental forms of composition, language, technology and live performance. Her work has been presented extensively in the U.K and internationally in theatre, opera and installation, and she is a long term composer collaborator with Katie Mitchell.

About Rachel 

Rachel is an award-winning stage director. She was recently appointed Artistic Director of Unicorn Theatre having been their Associate Director from 2018 to 2023. She is also an Associate at the National Theatre as a recipient of the Peter Hall Bursary for 2023/24.

Rachel is making her directorial debut at the Globe Theatre in 2024 directing The Duchess of Malfi on the Sam Wanamaker stage.

Recent productions include A Dead Body in Taos (Bristol Old Vic/ Wilton’s Music Hall), Augmented by Sophie Woolley (Royal Exchange/Told by an Idiot), Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales and Greek Myths Unplugged, Let Loose (with Choreographer Arielle Smith, co-produced with English National Ballet), for Unicorn Theatre Online. Other theatre credits include Midnight Movie (Royal Court Theatre), The Bee in Me and Aesop’s Fables (Unicorn Theatre), Resonance at the Still Point of Change (Unlimited Festival, South Bank Centre), The Rhinestone Rollers and Just Me, Bell (Graeae). Her critically acclaimed work The Shape of Pain won a Fringe First at Edinburgh and was revived at Battersea Arts Centre in 2018. Film credits includes Let Loose (Unicorn Theatre Online/ENB) and Where I Go (When I Can’t be Where I Am (BBC/China Plate).

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