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I am a sound designer and engineer especially passionate about immersive theatre. I’m also interested in alternative sound techniques and I’m always looking for the next innovation to explore in sound, theatre and live events.
I formerly lived and trained in Australia, briefly studying at the Victorian College of Arts, before I returned to the UK in 2015. After settling, I continued to work in the arts industry, working on Festivals, conventions, small community shows, and local crewing work. During this time I also began working with Pro Wrestling EVE, a London based Wrestling Company, as the main technician for their shows. Over time I expanded this role, becoming to go to tech for a number of small independent wrestling shows, based out of the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green.
In 2018 I applied to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and was accepted, joining the 2nd year Theatre Sound class. During this time I had the honour of collaborating with Filter Theatre on “Welcome to Thebes” in 2019 and Complicité on “Oranges are not the Only Fruit” in 2020.
I am based in London, UK.
If asked I would say my specialties lie in soundscape creation and live audio content creation and manipulation. I like playing not only with the human voice, But any manipulation of live sound to Transport and Invoke feelings in a surreal and dreamlike manner.
Below you will find a small assortment of my content from the very shows I’ve worked on during my time at Central as well as a video showing some of my own personal work further creating live audio effects. If you would like to follow my work, or get in contact with me, please go to my website!
I don't usually credit people in drama school shows, cos no one asked for a blogger to turn up with her opinions, Rose Farbrother. .. I'm digging your s**t.— MAX SMILES - HTTPS://WWW.LONDONTHEATREMARATHON.COM/BLOG/2019/6/28/HELLS-BELLS-AND-BUCKETS-OF-BLOOD