Tron CREATIVE present
Working with... Composers and Sound Designers

with MJ McCarthy

Working with… Composers & Sound Designers is part of a series of workshops this season to strengthen relationships between creative team members, demystifying each other’s roles and allow time to reflect and hopefully improve understanding and communication next time they embark on a creative project. This season is primarily aimed at directors, theatre makers and producers who might be planning projects and looking to invite Composers and Sound Designers to collaborate.

This workshop will include…

  • How to find and approach composer and sound designers and what you should ask from a when asking them to design a show with a team.

  • Knowing their role in a collaborative project and what skills they can bring to the planned project.

  • Discussion with directors and producers about how the creative and practical relationships can be managed and nurtured when working with a composer/ sound designer.

  • How to develop the best collaborative, working relationship before and during the production, communication of ideas and the how to balance the quality of design with time and budget.

Michael John is a Cork-born, Glasgow-based composer, musician & sound designer.

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) (Tron Theatre/Lyceum Edinburgh); The Duchess (of Malfi), The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Glory On Earth, A Number, The Weir, Bondagers (Lyceum Edinburgh); Tay Bridge, August: Osage County, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The BFG, Steel Magnolias (Dundee Rep); I Can Go Anywhere, Crocodile Fever, Ulster American, How To Disappear, Grain in The Blood (Traverse Theatre); What Girls Are Made Of (Raw Material/Traverse Theatre); The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil, In Time O’Strife, Blabbermouth, The Tin Forest, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (National Theatre of Scotland); Nora: A Doll’s House, The Gorbals Vampire, Trainspotting, Rapunzel, Into That Darkness, Fever Dream: Southside (Citizens Theatre); Jimmy’s Hall (Abbey Theatre); God of Carnage, The Lonesome West, Under Milk Wood (Tron Theatre).

Other workshops in the Working with… season include Working with Designers, 25 February and Working with Puppets, led by Ross McKay, 10 March.

Times & Dates

23/03 - 11:00amBook Tickets

Ticket Information


Non Members 30 | Members 15


Concessions are not available for this event

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