David Sheppard is a sound designer whose work has taken him from Australia to China, the USA to Russia with many other collaborations in all parts of Europe. He works with many leading orchestras and ensembles as well as rock and pop musicians, visual artists, dance and film creatives. He collaborates closely with composers on helping them realise their ideas but he is also known as a sound installation artist and electronics performer in his own right. This year has seen collaborations on new works with Tyondai Braxton, Edward Jessen and Tansy Davies with the creation of an immersive sound design for her new opera at the London Printworks. His trio Alexander’s Annexe with Mira Calix and Sarah Nicolls reformed for a BBC production and following the success of the Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition at the V&A he continues to explore creative design for exhibitions with Historic England and Historic Royal Palaces.