Apart from my semi-normal life as a graphic artist and musician I have been a theatre sound designer and composer for more than 25 years. In that time it has been my good fortune to collaborate with many widely diverse theatre practitioners in Calgary and throughout Canada; Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, One Yellow Rabbit, Vertigo Theatre, Ground Zero Theatre, Quest Theatre, Downstage, Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Theatre Junction, Citadel Theatre, Workshop West, MTP, Prairie Theatre Exchange and more. In that time I have received a number of nominations and awards: Theatre Junction’s Boy Gets Girl, Ghost River Theatre's Mesa and The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s Beowulf, Alberta Theatre Projects Butcher (in collaboration with Morag Northey) all receiving Calgary’s Betty Mitchell Award. A couple of Edmonton's Elizabeth Sterling Awards went to designs I created for Running with Scissors' Mom Dad I’m Living With A White Girl and Workshop West's Mesa (in collaboration with Edmonton’s Dave Clarke.)
Butcher by Nicolas Billon. Alberta Theatre Projects. Cello, Morag Northey. Directed by Weyni Mengesha. 2014.
Katurian death cue from The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. Ground Zero Theatre. Violin, Brigitte Dajczer. Directed by Kevin McKendrick, 2007.
Beowulf . Compilation. The Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Directed by Coral Larsen Thew. 2002.
Glenn by David Young. Compilation. Blacklist Theatre. Directed by Kevin McKendrick. 2004.
The Good Life by Daniel Brooks. Theatre Junction. Directed by Kevin McKendrick. 2003.
Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman. Compilation. Theatre Junction. Violin, Jonathan Lewis. Directed by Kevin McKendrick. 2003.
Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicote. Compilation. Workshop West (Edmonton). Directed by Ron Jenkins. 2002.
20 years of sound design
WARNING: SOUND was developed as an audio installation for One Yellow Rabbit’s 2010 High Performance Rodeo. It’s a re-imagining/re-mixing of theatre sound designs that I’ve created over the last 20 years. This 53 minute CD is an edited version of the 1 hour 45 minute installation.
The designs represented are from the following shows: Beowulf, Old Trout Puppet Workshop; The History of Wild Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit; Closer, Edible Woman, Faraway, Boy Gets Girl, The Optimists, Show #2, Theatre Junction; Dig, The Photo Double, Ghost River Theatre; DeadRats In Hell, generic theatre; Mary's Wedding, Workshop West; Sherlock Holmes, MacBeth,Theatre Calgary; Lawrence & Holliman, Being at Home with Claude, Blacklist Theatre; Pillowman, Ground Zero Theatre; Drowning Girls, The Syringa Tree, Alberta Theatre Projects.
Some of the many artists involved in this creation: Brigitte Dajczer, The DeadRats, Onalea Gilbertson, Tim Koetting, Lands End Ensemble, Trevor Leigh, Jonathan Lewis, Dan Meichel, Meg Roe, Brigitte von Rothemburg, Phillip Warren-Sarsons, Vlad Sobolewski, and Anne–Marie Timoney. For those I may have missed, sorry but you know who you are!
–Peter Moller, December 2009.