Welcome to Bog Standard Audio, the online home of Danny Bright. Danny is a sound designer, composer, engineer, recordist, musician and sonic manipulator working within the fields of theatre, performance, installation, music and media. He has variously lived, studied and worked in Sheffield, England; Burlington, Vermont, USA; and Brighton and Hove, England where he is now based. His practice often explores the boundaries between sound, music and noise and he is currently developing multi-modal compositional, critical and installation work investigating sonic temporalities and auditory ‘ghostings’. Danny performs on guitar, samplescapes, tape, text/voice and electronics including with Tom Bush, Mongrel Sees Field, The Shape Of The Inconstruable Question, Erotic Generator, Billy Rubin and as an ensemble leader, solo artist and free improviser. Alongside this he is resident sound designer for Simply Told, an Associate Company of Greenwich Theatre, and a regular collaborator with Gavin Robertson (Thunderbirds FAB, Six Sided Man), Scene Productions, and Lee Westwood.
Danny’s work has appeared at the World Soundscape Conference, Victoria & Albert Museum, Prague Quadrennial, Summerhall Edinburgh, British Science Festival, Manchester, Newcastle & Brighton Science Festivals, Edinburgh, Bedford & Brighton Fringe Festivals, Magna Science Adventure Centre, and toured the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. Commissions and supporting organisations include: Arts Council England, Octopus Collective, MAGNA Trust, Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Sussex where he is currently undertaking AHRC funded doctoral research.
A new eight-channel version of Ghosting Wilderness: Threshold Shift will premier at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival in June 2014.
Have a look below, and on the other pages of the site for details of Danny’s current and past projects. If you are interested in working with Danny please get in touch via email, twitter or phone (details in the sidebar).
Current and recent projects:
Sound design and composition for ‘Inside the Memory Palace’ by Simply Told. Part of Dark Matters at Manchester Science Festival, November 2013. Supported by Wellcome Trust
Composition, sound design, electronics and control systems for the Subterranean Sound Tunnel on permanent installation at Magna Science Adventure Centre from July 2013. Exhibit fabrication by Matt Harling. Presented alongside the Fabulous Sound Machines exhibition with support from the Magna Trust and funded by Arts Council England. See the project page for more details.
Composition, sound design, sonic manipulation, video/projection design and performance for Hot Work, a multimedia, multi-speaker sound installation and performance intervention. Premiere at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Creativity Zone, 1st September 2013
Sound design for Nelson: The Sailor’s Story… by Nicholas Collett. Appearing at The Forge, Adelaide, Australia October 2013 and touring the UK in 2014
Sound design and original music for Woyzeck by Scene Productions. Promenade version at Redbridge Drama Centre 14th to 18th October 2013. UK tour from September 2013 to April 2014
Sound design and original music for Bond by Company Gavin Robertson. Premiere at Bedford Fringe Festival, August 2013. Also appearing at The Forge, Adelaide, Australia October 2013 and touring the UK, Ireland and the USA from November 2013
Recording, mixing, mastering and sound design for the Le Juki album - Capillaries (Beatabet)
Listen to the whole album and buy your copy at Bandcamp
Sound design and original music for Robertson’s Crusoe by Company Gavin Robertson, commissioned by Barnsley Civic Theatre. The show will be touring the UK, European, Australia and USA from September 2012 to December 2013
"Complex, kaleidoscopic... Impressive" & “Integral to the theatricality of the show is Danny Bright’s original music and sound design" The Kansas City Star
**** "Tight, meaningful lighting and soundscape...Truly electric" Fringe Review
Photo by Ian Parsons