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An Introduction to Sound Design

Young vic

An Introduction to Sound Design

Thursday 16 July

10.00am – 1.00pm


This workshop led by sound designer Peter Rice will start from the very foundations of sound and listening, working through how that is paramount in developing the skills needed when considering how sound can play a part of your production either as a director or designer.  


There will be exercises in listening, considerations about text and discussions about how a sound designer can be part of a production process. We will also consider how they can work best to develop a sonic world for a project and work collaboratively with a director and other members of the creative team.   Peter will also discuss how the set of the shows he has worked on change his initial approach to the project, based on period, materials, natural/abstract nature etc.


Bring your mind, questions and ears.


This workshop is specifically tailored for both directors and designers.


Please click the sign up button to let us know you will be joining us. Zoom details will be emailed to you the day before.


Peter Rice is a freelance Sound Designer of over 20 years experience and now also a lecturer in Theatre Sound. He has held positions in sound departments at the Young Vic, National Theatre, Royal Exchange and Almeida Theatre and designed sound for over 100 productions and short films.


RTYDS is currently curating the Young Vic Directors Programme. You don’t need to be a member of the Genesis Network to take part in this session, but you do need to be a professional director, designer or producer and not in full time education.


You can find out more about the Young Vic Genesis Network and sign up here.


The Genesis Network is funded by the Genesis Foundation.