Gareth Fry

Gareth Fry is an award win­ning sound design­er best known for cre­at­ing work for lead­ing UK the­atre direc­tors such as John Tiffany, Complicité’s Simon McBur­ney, Sacha Wares and Katie Mitchell. He has also designed a num­ber of events and exhi­bi­tions, from the V&A’s land­mark David Bowie Is exhi­bi­tion, to being asked by Dan­ny Boyle to design the sound effects for the Open­ing Cer­e­mo­ny of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Awards include a Spe­cial Tony Award for the sound design of The Encounter, for which he (and co-design­er Pete Malkin) also received an Evening Stan­dard Award, a Dra­ma Desk Award and a Help­mann Award; and three Olivi­er Awards for best sound design, for Har­ry Pot­ter And The Cursed Child, Black Watch and Waves. He has also received a Help­mann Award for Black Watch and an IRNE award for Wild Swans.

He is a spe­cial­ist in the use of bin­au­r­al sound, being involved in a num­ber of the­atre pro­duc­tions, VR, exhi­bi­tions and adver­tis­ing cam­paigns.

His work includes over 20 pro­duc­tions at the Roy­al Nation­al The­atre, over 20 at the Roy­al Court and count­less more at venues such as the Don­mar Ware­house, Old Vic, Young Vic and in the West End. He has worked exten­sive­ly inter­na­tion­al­ly, includ­ing New York, Berlin, Cologne and Dublin.

He reg­u­lar­ly runs work­shops for direc­tors explor­ing how they can use sound design in their work. These work­shops have been com­mis­sioned by the Nation­al The­atre, Sadlers Wells, Com­plic­ité, the Prague Qua­dren­ni­al, Mouse­trap The­atre Projects, NSDF, the Brit School, the JMK Awards and the Roy­al Cen­tral School of Speech & Dra­ma.

He is a founder of, and for­mer chair­man of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Sound Design­ers, a char­i­ty that works to sup­port peo­ple work­ing in, and enter­ing, the UK the­atre sound indus­try. Gareth is an hon­orary fel­low of the Roy­al Cen­tral School of Speech and Dra­ma.

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