|Workshop Leader: Theatre
Noise and Theatre Silence.
Ross Brown's professional career as a theatre composer, musician and sound designer includes productions for BBC Radio Drama, Shared Experience, RSC, The Almeida, BAC, The Gate, The Royal Court, The Shadow Syndicate, Glasgow Citizens', Lancaster Duke's, Derby Playhouse, Red Shift and many others in the commercial and subsidised sectors. With multi-instrumental partners Adrian Johnston and Mike Roberts he produced over 20 devised live scores for silent films performed at international film festivals in (amongst others) Lapland, Avignon, Rome, Edinburgh, Pordenone and Ljubljana. His original score for Red Shift's 2004 production of Bartleby was awarded the Bronze Medal for Sound Design at the 2005 World Stage Design Exhibition in Toronto.
As an academic, he has written about and presented on theatre sound in various ways and is interested in broadening the scope of study of theatre-sound design beyond that of technical stagecraft into a more holistic study of theatre aurality. He was responsible for organising the conference Theatre Sound 2002 at the Royal National Theatre which brought sound designers from around the world together to talk about the dramaturgy and art of theatre sound. He is currently preparing a Reader in Theatre Sound and Aurality for Palgrave Macmillan and serving as the Head of Undergraduate Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.