PLASA publishes a new book by David Collison
January 7, 2009
David's newest book traces the development of theatre sound in the western world from the Ancient Greeks through to the modern digital age. A chronology of key inventions leads from the discovery of electricity to the development of the telephone and the first recording devices, and charts how Hollywood's massive investment in the "talkies" led to the burgeoning of amplified sound in the theatre, and eventually to the need for the sound designer.
David joined Richard Pilbrow and a young Theatre Projects in 1959, becoming managing director of the Theatre Projects group in 1985. During the 1970s and 1980s, as one of the world's foremost theatre sound designers (the first person to be credited with that title), he worked on more than seventy musicals. He has designed sound systems for the National Theatre of Great Britain, the Barbican Theatre, and many other theatres and concert halls in the UK and abroad - inaugurating a number of technical innovations. In 1988 he formed Adventure Projects to specialize in multi-media presentations, themed exhibitions, and historical interpretation. He has also written and directed numerous video films. David's book, Stage Sound was published in 1976 with a second edition in 1982.
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