Sound Designer / Composer Interviews

Bringing together world-leading industry professionals in sound design and composition with academics and sound artists, to critique and reflect upon each others work and the role of spatiality within it. Facilitating interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and the potential to further seed academic impact into the creative industries.

Peter Albrechtsen

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer and Music Supervisor

Respected for his work across both documentaries and feature films, he works across a mixture of both Hollywood and Danish cinema productions.  

Natasha Barrett


Exploring new technologies and experimental approaches to sound in a broad range of contemporary music, including concert works, public space sound-art installations and multimedia interactive music. 

Onnalee Blank

Re-recording Mixer and Sound Supervisor

Multi-award winning Sound supervisor and re-recording mixer, known for her work and collaborations with Barry Jenkins and on Game of Thrones. 

Jesse Dodd

ADR and Foley Re-Recording Mixer

With over twenty-five years experience working at some of the world’s leading studios she is one of the only Female African American Post-Production Sound Department ADR/Foley Re-recording mixers in the industry. 

Paula Fairfield

Sound Designer and Sound Artist

Multi Emmy award winning sound designer known for her iconic creature sound design featured in Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. 

Steve Fanagan

Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, and Re-recording Mixer

Regular collaborator with Lenny Abrahamson, with prestigious nominations for awards including wins from IFTA, an MPSE Golden Reel Award and an International Music+Sound Award.  

Nina Hartstone

Supervising Sound Editor – specialist in Dialogue, ADR and Vocals

First European woman to win an Oscar for sound editing, she specialises in working with the intricacies of the voice through dialogue editing and ADR. 


Sound Artist, Experimental Ambient Musician and Producer

From Nairobi, his works deal with discourses of field recording, improvisation, noise, ambient, radio art and expansive hypnotic drones. 

Ann Kroeber

Sound Designer, Effects Editor and Recordist

Renowned sound effects recordist, best known for her pioneering work with the FRAP (contact microphone) and her partnership with Alan Splet. 

Annie Mahtani

Electroacoustic Composer, Sound Artist and Performer

Worked extensively with dance, theatre and on site-specific installations. Strong interest in field recording, and exploring environmental sound. 

Nikos Stavropoulos

Composer of Acousmatic & Mixed Music (Instrument and Electronics)

His practice is concerned with notions of tangibility and immersivity in acousmatic experiences and the articulation of acoustic space, in the pursuit of probable aural impossibilities.  

Randy Thom

Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer

Two-time Oscar winning sound designer and Director of Sound Design for Skywalker Sound. 

Annette Vande Gorne

Acousmatic Composer

Founder of the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio in Ohain, curator of the festival L’Espace du Son in Brussels. She studied with Guy Reibel and Pierre Schaeffer at the Conservatoire national supérieur in Paris and worked with François Bayle at the GRM. 

George Vlad

Sound recordist and expedition leader

Location sound recordist and Games sound designer, known for his capturing of rare and hard to reach soundscapes. 

Hildegard Westerkamp

Composer, Radio Artist and Sound Ecologist

Her works explore acoustic ecology utilsing recorded sounds of the environment and human voice. Instrumental in the founding of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, she served as chief editor of the journal Soundscape from 2000-2012. 

Trevor Wishart

Composer and Free Vocal Improvisor

A composer and free-improvising vocal performer, working primarily with the human voice. Recognised for both his composition and extensive writings on the topics of sonic art, composition with sound and the morphology and psychoacoustics of sound transformations. 

John Young


Award winning New Zealand composer, his works merge sound-images of the real world with more abstract sonic materials, inviting listeners into imaginative worlds where familiar objects and environments are given new meanings.  

The outcome of the interviews formed an Edited Volume, Art of Sound: Creativity in Film Sound & Electroacoustic Music.