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Rhi Lawrence

Production Sound Engineering & Design

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I am a Production Sound Engineer for corporate events, film and television and a Sound Designer for theatre. I am based in London, United Kingdom and have played the pianoforte for nearly sixteen years. I thoroughly enjoy the “jigsaw-puzzle” of production engineering and aim to create sound systems that are intuitive and efficient. As a designer, I enjoy producing work that challenges audiences, often by exploring the darker sides of human nature and society. Furthermore, I have experience working on devised and improvised pieces, which have proven to be wonderful opportunities for creative collaboration.

Dual national (UK/USA). Member of the Association of Sound Designers and the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians. Please see website for complete portfolio and downloadable CV.

The Implications of Introducing Tactile Sound into Live Entertainment The Implications of Introducing Tactile Sound into Live Entertainment
The Implications of Introducing Tactile Sound into Live Entertainment The Implications of Introducing Tactile Sound into Live Entertainment

Surviving in the City by The Love Grocer

A mix down with a guitar sound inspired by Bob Marley’s Catching a Fire studio album. Using Logic Pro X and SoundToys plug-in sound effect units, a Leslie Rotor Cabinet for the piano and a vocal delay were applied using auxiliary channels. The lead vocal channel was duplicated to produce a fuller sound and to emphasis the story of the track in the mix. Final stereo mix was completed using VCAs.

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With thanks to Peter McKerrow and Sizzle Studios.

Siren Song (Sound Art)

Based on the introduction to Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood as read by Richard Burton and Polly Garter’s Song (Thomas, 1957: pg.97). Although this poem is renowned for being long and melodic, I have chosen to take the first few minutes due to its descriptive nature and lack of any human presence. Taking the song of a promiscuous character also ties in with the mythology surrounding sirens on such shorelines as this piece is based.

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Thomas, Dylan (1957). Under Milk Wood [7th edition]. Letchworth, United Kingdom: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.

Theatre Sound Queue: Poster
Theatre Sound Queue: Rehearsals
Theatre Sound
Theatre Sound
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Queue by Incunabula Collective (June 2019)

Queue is an epic performance poem that follows one man’s journey from one end of a queue, to the other. This show will document the beauty of new relationships, the ache of loneliness and the bitterness one feels for those more fortunate than yourself… all sped up to fit into an hour performance. A mixture of sharp comedy, existential dread and unconventional poetics, Queue is the show that plays in all of our heads when we’re trapped with our own thoughts. This is Incunabula Collective’s second time at the Bath Fringe Festival, following their successful debut of #Gunsh0w the previous year.

Writer/Performer: Connor Macleod

Director: Charlotte Claydon

Sound/Lighting: Rhi Lawrence

"...Special note should also be given to the light and sound design, which change subtly enough to never intrude, but add a powerful component to the tale being told. In truth, this is raw, vulnerable theatre, the sort that we should be encouraging more of and allowing to thrive..."
— Conrad Pollock, TheatreLab
Theatre Sound Sizzle Studios
Theatre Sound UrineTown, The Musical (Photography: Oliver Chapman)
Theatre Sound Boudica
Theatre Sound Boudica
Theatre Sound Boudica
Theatre Sound I'll Be Your Baby Tonight...?
Theatre Sound I'll Be Your Baby Tonight...?
Theatre Sound #Gunsh0w
Theatre Sound The Member of the Wedding
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Examples of production paperwork for recent university productions (UrineTown, The Musical and Boudica) can be viewed below.

Theatre Sound UrineTown, The Musical: Sound Data Schematic
Theatre Sound UrineTown, The Musical: Video Schematic
Theatre Sound Boudica: Sound Plan Top View
Theatre Sound Boudica: Sound Side View
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I have worked for Perception Live Events for the past four years, servicing a wide range of events. Particular highlights were the Spotify Promotion Event for Jorja Smith and the WWE SmackDown Live Pre-Show Talen Q&A.

WWE SmackDown Live Pre-Show Talent Q&A WWE SmackDown Live Pre-Show Talent Q&A
Spotify Promotion (Jorja Smith) Spotify Promotion (Jorja Smith)