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Sound for Stage

GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES

Original music, sound design, musical direction and co-development of script for a short run at the White Bear theatre.

 
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Fox poster

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Sound for Stage

FOX

Second sound design at the Old Red Lion. Very modern, visceral design incorporating elements of voiceover and manipulation of existing rock tunes.

 
Talk Radio Poster

Talk Radio Poster

Composition and Sound Design August '17

Andy Secombe by Cam Harle

Andy Secombe by Cam Harle

Matthew Jure by Cam Harle

Matthew Jure by Cam Harle

by Cam Harle

by Cam Harle

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Sound for Stage

TALK RADIO

A complex sound set-up, set in a 1987 talk radio studio, with all incoming calls pre-recorded with around 30 performers. Design required composition of theme tunes, radio jingles and advertisements while the stage set-up involved multiple microphones, an intercom system and on-stage speakers, along with integrating functioning 80's equipment. 

'special mention should go to Sound Designer Dan Bottomley. There’s a lot going on sound-wise with broadcast mics, internal mics, telephones, people calling in, commercials being played in the background and Bottomley has got it all working to perfection. It’s incredibly complicated but this is one of the best examples of first-class sound design I’ve heard in a small theatre for a long, long time.'

LondonTheatre1

 
Peter and the Wolf Poster

Peter and the Wolf Poster

Co-composer and Musical Direction July-Dec '17

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Sound for Stage

GOBLIN'S PETER AND THE WOLF

A collaboration with musician Will Dollard involved workshopping and devising the script with the company through an R & D period and composing all original material with flavours of Prokovief's classic source. With a cast of only two actor/musician/puppeteers all music was channelled through a BOSS-RC300 loop pedal to fill out the soundscape of the play.

Touring until December

www.goblintheatre.co.uk

'musical theatre for children at its finest'

One4Review 

'clever and intricately woven sound' 

Families Online

 
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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Sound for Stage

FRANKENSTEIN

Composition of dark and atmospheric music for tour of northern theatre venues, including lengthy original numbers and evocative soundscapes. Orchestral and synth based.

Selections of material available to listen to on homepage.


Winner of Wakefield Drama Festivals 'Best Moment Award'

 
 

Composition for film

Frankenstein Prequel. An accompanying trailer for Foot of the Barrel and Bite My Tongue's 2017 co-production of Frankenstein. Visuals by Son Of Raw: https://vimeo.com/thesonofraw.

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Richard Lounds and Eloise Kay in The House of Usher

Richard Lounds and Eloise Kay in The House of Usher

Cam Harle in The House of Usher

Cam Harle in The House of Usher

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Harle, Lounds and Kay in The House of Usher

Sound for Stage

THE HOUSE OF USHER

Full length musical put together for the Hope Theatre, Islington with Luke Adamson. 

With all original music for ensemble of three actor musicians playing Cello, Clarinet and Guitar, with accompaniment from on-stage keys and, when required, full recorded backing tracks.

Matthew Williams (Wills) nominated for an OffWestEnd Award for best Sound Design. 

'Bottomley's score is to be praised for variety and atmosphere.'

The Stage

www.thehouseofusher.org.uk

 
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My face

My face

Luke Adamson and my foot

Luke Adamson and my foot

Luke Adamson

Luke Adamson

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Sound for Stage

RICHARD PARKER

Realistic sound design for show set on a ferry ​and in a liferaft at sea. 

'A brilliant, stripped back, sound design gave the visceral sensation of being at sea.'

London Pub Theatres

 
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Sound for Stage

THE SEAGULL

Original 1930's inspired jazz music and themes.

'Music was also used extremely effectively throughout... Dan Bottomley and Ben Bland's compositions were not only far more stylistically appropriate, but were integrated subtly into the action.'

Broadway World

 

United Kingdom

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