—Adam Salberg, Sound Designer
Work for The Woodsman included an original thirty minute ambient soundscape emulating the mythical forests of Oz. The recording session featured 17 separate tracks including 8 original field recordings and detailed automation curves. Samples of individual mythical creatures below.
To help facilitate remote playback, I built a custom iOS app for stage management to use during the preshow sequence. The app allows for independent cueing and simultaneous playback of a preshow track and announcement. The cues are 48kHz uncompressed .wav format. The app provides stage management with visual confirmation of the status of each individual cue, and is run off of an iPod Touch.
"The moment you step through the door, enchantment envelops you. Flocks of Mason jars hang suspended, glowing with amber light. Bare branches sprout from walls in the orchestra or reach scraggy arms across the ceiling, almost into the balcony. Thunder rumbles under birdsong." The New York Times
"The performers share a common breath as they collectively establish the show's meticulously designed rhythms. However, just as no measure is left un-choreographed, no moment is left without emotional intention, creating an efficient engine that powers a robust heartbeat." Theater Mania
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