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 designs for the Royal Opera House in London, La Monnaie in Brussels, and the creation of sound designs for major new exhibitions for the Historic Royal Palaces in Britain and Spyscape in New York. Future projects involve ongoing collaborations with the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and explorations with d&b audio’s Soundscape system.
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.