David Sheppard | Sound Designer

Sound Designer

David Sheppard

Biography

David Sheppard is a sound designer who has collaborated on a diverse range of projects across the world. 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 design work with Music Theatre Wales and Royal Opera House. Before the pandemic he turned his focus on immersive online mixed for YouTube and experiments in a new performance format utilising d&b Audiotechnika’s Soundscape. Least Like The Other incorporates this into its new production.

David often works across art-forms including Mira Calix's Inside There Falls multimedia work for Sydney Festival, Chrstian Marclay at the White Cube, London, and collaborations with artist Matthew Ritchie and The National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner. He has consulted for Anthony Gormley and devised and led learning projects including work with Björk on her Biophilia School. His design for the Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition at the V&A in London was considered a “game-changer,” with immersive and interactive sound throughout the installation. He often collaborates on new technologies and performance methods including the creation of an electro-magnetic harp and paper-speakers.