The Enchanted (2016/2017)

This was a stage adaptation of Rene Denfeld’s brilliant novel The Enchanted, about a mute prisoner on death row, and the world he imagines around him. I’m part of a theatre group called Pharmacy Theatre - we first staged the show in 2016 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and after a successful run there, staged the show again in London.

I was sound designer and composer for both projects, and you can hear some of this in the video above. One thing I found really useful working on The Enchanted was Matt Rogalsky’s work - he went into the abandoned Kingston Penitentiary and used an audio technique that records how a room sounds, and that can then be applied to any other sound, which saved me a lot of trouble in trying to make things sound realistic. You can hear a piece he made using these techniques here.