Gregg Reed Fisher is a freelance theatre Sound Designer and Senior Lecturer in Theatre Sound Design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Prior to moving to the UK, Gregg was a recording engineer with JRB Sound in Washington, D.C.; resident composer and engineer with Northern Moon Productions; Assistant to the Director of Music Programs at The National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and was the Director of the Touring Artist Program at a Regional Arts Agency in New England.
He studied music composition with Nicholas V. D’Angelo, Alan Oldfield, Will Bottje and at the Bregman Electronic Music Center.
Most recently, Gregg has created the Sound Design and/or composed for: The Tempest (Gdansk Shakespeare Festival); Europe (WD Studio); Sarajevo Story (Lyric Hammersmith Studio); Once I Was Dead (UK); Blasted (UK Tour, Soho Theatre 2007,Graeae Theatre); Throat (World Premiere, New York and U.S. Tour); Here’s What I Did with my Body One Day (Pleasance and UK National Tour); Terrorism (Embassy); Forget Me Knot (Albany); Cosmonauts Last Message….(Embassy); Just a Bloke, The One With the Oven, Night Owls (Royal Court); The Stoning (World Premiere, BAC); Happy Natives (Edinburgh/Soho); Auntie and Me (Edinburgh); Wild Orchids (AD, Chichester); The Lucky Ones (Hampstead); Tin Drum (World Premiere, Embassy); The Promise (Tricycle); London My Lover (ICA); Einstein’s Eyes (CPT); Bus Stop (Quay); Peace for Our Time (Cockpit); and Summer (L&U).
Gregg’s score for the play Cosmonauts Last Message was selected for exhibition at the 2003 Prague Quadrennial. His composition and design for Terrorism was shortlisted for award at the Toronto 2005 World Stage Design Festival and he received an award for his design for Sarajevo Story at the Seoul, Korea World Stage Design exhibition in 2009. Gregg was coordinator and co-designer of the SoundPark Exhibition at the 2006 Prague Quadrennial and is a member of the Sound Working Group of OISTAT.
His particular research interests center on composition for live instruments and electronics; spatial recording and playback technologies; psychoacoustics and the semiotics of sound in live theatre performance; the exhibition and archiving of Sound Design; Sound Design within a devised/collaborative theatre context; the history of recorded sound effects for Theatre; and the integration of modern teaching methodologies within industry training programmes.
Gregg is a founding member of the UK Association of Sound Designers and is an Associate Artist of Lightwork Theatre Company. He is currently working on a new Musical entitled ‘Stop It’ which will start workshopping in the Spring of 2014.