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Signal To Noise, Episode 258: Theatre Sound Designer ien DeNio

Adventures in the world of theatre sound that include tales of travel hijinks, being part of a puppet show sound design and more in a fun, jam-packed episode.

Over the Fourth of July holiday, Andy teamed up with some Signal to Noise guest host alumni, as Kate Foretek pulled up the co-host chair once more to hang with previous guest host, theatrical sound designer and live foley artist ien DeNio. It’s a fun, jam-packed episode that includes tales of travel hijinks, pounding beers as part of a puppet show sound design and much more. This episode is sponsored by Allen & Heath and RCF.

ien DeNio is a New York City-based trans non-binary sound designer who sought refuge in theatre after college oboe studies led to a falling out with Mozart and — a couple decades later — hasn’t looked back since. ien’s career has taken them to theatres all over the world, from Israel to Broadway to Cedar City, Utah and beyond as associate, designer, composer, and live sound effect artist.

Kate Foretek is a NYC-based sound engineer with extensive experience as mixer, A2, and associate designer on and off-Broadway, as well as in the corporate and Broadcast realms, including the Broadway productions of Waitress and Chicago and broadcasts of the Tony Awards, MTV VMAs, Kennedy Center Honors, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction.

Episode Links:
ien DeNio’s Sound Monkie Designs
NASA – Crab Nebula Sonification
The Sounds of Star Wars — J. W. Rinzler
WALL·E — Animation Sound Design: Building Worlds from the Sound Up
Jimmy MacDonald (legendary Disney sound effects artist) on David Letterman
Disney Family Album — Jimmy MacDonald
Episode 258 Transcript

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