Respect for Sound Design

Respect for Sound Design

My interest in sound design probably comes from the radio. I’ve also worked as a radio dramatist. Sound effects form one of the three principal ingredients of sound in theatre, film, radio, and television, the other two being dialogue and music.

Unlike film or radio, theatre is an ancient medium. It used sound effects long before electronic or mechanic recording existed. We suspect that when Lear walked the stormy heath, someone backstage was rattling sheets to simulate thunder.

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