Lunchtime Talk
Fri 25 Jan 2019 13:00

Sound Design for Stage

Wise Children's, Olivier award-winning Sound Designer, Simon Baker joins us for an informal discussion on Sound Design for theatre. Simon's designs include Matilda the Musical, Brief Encounter and Girl from The North Country.

Credit Steve Tanner


Simon Baker

Simon graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1992. Since then (and even before then) he has worked and experienced almost every corner of the theatre sound industry. He has served time in the sound departments of the Royal Court, RSC and the National where he held the post of sound supervisor. In 1999 he joined leading British sound design and rental company Autograph where he stayed for 11 years. In 2010 Simon returned to freelance life.

Simon is part of Wise Children and an associate artist for both The Old Vic and Kneehigh Theatre. His designs include Matilda the Musical, Brief Encounter and Girl from The North Country. 

Wise Children is a new theatre company conceived, created and led by multi award-winning director Emma Rice. Wise Children create landmark works with exceptional artists which challenge outmoded theatre touring models and with an emphasis on training the next generation of creative practitioners, and discovering the creative spaces of the future.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: to book your place on a tour.


Studio themes

Your email will only be used to send you monthly studio updates. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in any of our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy

Upcoming Events

Digital Placemaking workshop, credit: Shamphat Photography
Lunchtime Talk

Localising the Internet - 3 perspectives on Digital Placemaking

Fri 25 Sep 13:00-14:00

During September we are handing over Friday's lunchtime talks to Watershed Research team, this Friday we welcome 3 of the Bristol & Bath Creative R+D Digital Placemaking cohort Roseanna Dias, Stephen Hilton & Mike Rawlinson.

Image c/o Speaker
Lunchtime Talk

Data Poetics

Fri 2 Oct 13:00-14:00

We are delighted to partner with Control Shift, a 3 week programme exploring ways to reframe and rethink our relationships with technology, for this lunchtime talk. For this talk we are joined by Artist Naho Matsuda.

Past Events

If you are interested in previous events at the Studio, take a look at our events archive.