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Sound design

Everything I do is about sound

I can write, record and mix sound for your project, using live instruments, samples, or a combination of both .… just tell me what you are looking for – I love a challenge!

Past Projects

  • Plants 1

    This soundscape was created for an installation in Leeds Library of plants and botanical drawings as part of the British Library’s celebration of Harry Potter twenty years on.

    (July 2017)

     

     

  • Music for a children's show

    I wrote and performed music for ‘Where is Fairyland’, a play for 2-6 year olds, using violin, ukulele, flute, percussion and a loop pedal.

    (July 2021)

     

  • The Garden of Unearthly Delights

    I created this soundscape for Space2 for Light Night in Leeds for a dance piece choreographed by Gary Clarke with visuals by Kevin Hickson.

    (October 2015)

     

  • Touch

    I experimented with samples to create some house music tracks during lockdown in 2021.

     

 

Skills

With a background in music, the ability to play and record instruments and a love of using samples and music technology, I love to collaborate with people to create a sound world that either they had already imagined, or that surprises and delights them – it’s the most fun and creative work possible.

 

Equipment

  • Midi keyboard, M-Audio Oxygen61
  • Mics (Neumann TLM 193, Sennheiser E855, SE2200 Condenser)
  • Acoustically treated booth from VocalBooth.com
  • Large array of instruments (violin, viola, flute, bamboo flutes, percussion, Chinese erhu)
  • I mix in Reaper, have also used SADiE and Soundforge, and have a basic knowledge of ProTools and Ableton Live

 

Quotes

“I would highly recommend working with Alice, she brings so much to the table in collaborating with a team of artists; her natural enthusiasm, curiosity, humour, life experience and her musical skills crossing between classical, traditional and electronic”. 

Anthony Haddon, Actor, Facilitator, Director

 

“I have worked with Alice on a number of collaborative projects, and it is always a delight. For the Herbology Room she created the most extraordinary soundscape that made you think the plants were communicating with each other whilst they were growing. For LAND at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, she created a soundscape that accompanied the garden allowing visitors to escape from the bustle of the show… Both times Alice really understood the project and what we were trying to achieve. I can’t wait for our next project.”. 

Zosia Berkeita-Lewis, The Plant Room

 

Clients

 

Experience

After university, I worked in Press and Promotions for ASV Records in London and became fascinated with the live recordings and editing suite, so I took a City & Guilds Sound Engineering course. That led on to a job as a Post-Production Sound Engineer at Ground Bass Productions in London, editing classical music for labels such as Hyperion, Chandos and ASV.

After setting up my home studio for voiceover in 2003, I also began getting involved in more creative projects, mixing tracks for a dance company, and creating soundscapes and backing tracks.  I would say my speciality is mixing classical music with dance music, and using lots of natural sounds.  As well as the samples above, you can have a listen to all my sound projects on my All sounds page here.   And have a look at my Sounds Blog page to hear me ramble on about things that interest me.

I recently completed a course in Advanced Sound Design with the Yorkshire Sound Women’s Network and SIGN, and am currently on a one-year EDM course with Altar Studios in South Yorkshire.