As I’ve been on this journey as an artist and designer, I’ve found that I could never really pinpoint my aesthetic. It’s has always eluded me how to describe in what manner I come up with a sound scape other than I wiped it out of thin air. I’ve always struggled to convey my reponses and reactions to plays in a way that opens dialogue with collaborators.
However, over the past week working on an assignment for my Sound Design 4 course, I’ve had an epiphany. My way into a play is through its subliminality. I’ve always been sensitive to the emotionality of stories. I now realize that’s where I approach my designs from – how to sonically represent or reinforce the sentimental layers of a play. I draw my inspiration from there.
As I develop ambience for a play, I hone in on how it will impact the audience and further assist in the emoting of the message being told. I throughly thrive on continuing to deepen my understanding of that aesthetic and how it can used to further theatrical storytelling.