An exploration of the concept that theatre is a type of music.
Available from Routledge and Amazon.
J Michael Gillette's Classic Introductory Textbook contains a number of my drawings and documents related to sound design. Available from Amazon.
Ross Brown's excellent book contains a chapter I wrote about the temporal nature of sound in theatre. Available on Amazon.
An article for Professional Sound Magazine, in which we once again peer into the future and attempt to imagine how sound might progress...
A report on Abe Jacob's 2008-2009 production of Hair for the Arizona Theatre Company.
A biography of legendary Broadway sound designer, Abe Jacob.
Available on Amazon.
A report on the 2007 Prague Quadrennial which featured our pro-
auction of Labcoats on Clouds.
A report on our introduction of sound into the Prague Quadrennial which included both the first US and international exhibitions of sound.
A conversation I had with Chicago sound designer and composer Rob Milburn about the challenges of getting a sound education.
My 2001 Journal article for USITT won the Herbert D. Greggs Award
for Outstanding Article
A brief article I wrote on the way home from the 1999 USITT
National Conference about the state of Sound Design in Theatre
By 1998 the days of the 1/4" reel-to-reel tape recorder were numbered
and a whole new breed of sound playback devices appeared
...but there were now so many options available that it took two
articles to cover them all--few are still in production!
A discussion of how Tom Mardike's reversed M-S microphone
techniques for a more spacious sound playback
The transition from tape recorder to digital audio was underway,
and this article examined basic techniques for preparing cues.
Techniques to create Sound Cue Sheets, much of which I still use
Richmond Sound Design's Ken Bell and I explore techniques for
manipulating sound in space.
An unpublished article about using music to help actors find the
inner life of their characters
The Audio Engineering Society invited me to lecture at its international
conference on criteria for sounds systems in educational theatre.
The legalities of using previously copyrighted material in theatre
Early efforts with Abe Jacob and Jack Shearing to organize Sound Designers
Originally presented as "The Midied Theatre" at the 12th International Congress on Acoustics for the Acoustical Society of America
My very first published article for Theatre Crafts Magazine