Anna Clock | Composer, sound designer, musician
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About Anna Clock

Hi there, I am Anna Clock, a composer, sound designer and musician based in London via Dublin. In my works I aim to create unique aural experiences that challenge audiences. I often use spatial techniques and elements of spontaneity, including improvisation, and my work is often collaborative and interdisciplinary. I work across all forms including theatre, film and installation, as well as composing works for other musicians, performing myself and facilitating workshops in sound, music and devising for children, young people and adults. I create my sound designs and compositions using a combination of foley, electronics, field recordings and live instruments (cello, guitar, keys, synths, clarinet, percussion) and vocals.

As a composer and instrumentalist I have written for the RTE Contempo quartet, Tonnta, New Dublin Voices, Kirkos Ensemble, Node Ensemble, Dulciana, Gamelan Nua as well as for my own groups Low Tide and Téada Orchestra, and performed and recorded with a number of Irish acts including Gavin Prior, David Turpin, Emma O’Reilly, Hozier, David Lacey and others. My first release was Celestial, and is available for purchase and download at www.annaclock.bandcamp.com.

My work in theatre is extensive and includes playback sound, compositions performed live by performers, binaural headphone sound and immersive work. I co-direct Very Clock theatre company and have ongoing relationships with a number of other companies. I specialise in devised theatre, site specific work and new writing.

My work for film includes foley, sound design and composition.

Other recent collaborations include work with visual artists, dancers and scientists. In 2018 I presented my ongoing research about sound, headphone space and gender at UC San Diego’s Sonic Fluidities , on with collaborating neuro-ethicist Lauren Sankary.

I have run workshops in sound design, composition, devising, musical improvisation and DIY electronics for musicians and have acted as visiting lecturer at University of Manchester, University of Limerick and Universidad Piloto de Colombia. I studied Music (composition) and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and ‘cello performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I achieved a Distinction in MA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in November 2016.

Upcoming & Current Projects

Punk Rock by Simon Stephens

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Dir. Tinuke Craig
– Sound & Music
(New Diorama Theatre, Dec 2018)

Pomona by Alistair McDowell

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Dir. Anthony Lau
– Sound & Music
(New Diorama Theatre, Dec 2018)

Bury The Dead by Irwin Shaw

Brickdust / Finborough Theatre Dir. Rafaella Marcus
– Sound & Music
(Finborough Theatre, Oct – Nov 2018)

Fabric by Abi Zakarian

Damsel Productions, dir. Hannah Hauer-King
– Sound Design
(Soho Theatre & tour of London boroughs in association with Solace Women’s Aid, Sept – Oct 2018)

Songlines by Tallulah Brown

Hightide & Dugout Theatre, dir. George Chilcott,
– Sound Design
(Edinburgh & Aldeburgh Festivals, Regional Tour, The Mix Walthamstow Aug – Sep 2018)

Finding Fassbender by Lydia Larson

Rive Productions, dir. Blythe Stewart
– Sound & Music
(Edinburgh Festival 2018)

Overexposed by Dallas Fields

– Composition
(V & A Friday Late: Mirror Mirror, July 2018)

SPUN by Rabiah Hussain

Directed by Richard Speir
– Sound & Music
(Arcola Theatre, London, June – July 2018)

Forgotten Women Podcasts by Peer Productions

Directed by Rebecca Alloway
– Music composition & live performance
(May – July 2018)

They Sailed Away by Southwark Playhouse Elders Company

Directed by Jenni Elbourne, devised by the company
– Sound & Music
(Aug – Sept 2018)


Past Projects

2018

Sound Design course for Young People hosted by Holborn Community Association’s Media Arts Club

– Workshop facilitation for young people aged 13-18, culminating in the creation of a sound walk to be presented at Bloomsbury Arts Festival, October 2018.
(Holborn Community Association, April – July 2018)

The Show by Rowland Hill

Installation
– Sound design
(Slade exhibition space, June 2018)

This Is A Blizzard by Flock Ensemble

Directed by Ana Brothers; Devised by the Company
– Sound & Music
(Waltham Forest Festival June 2018; Barbican Lab July 2018)

UNCENSORED: BANNED & CENSORED PLAYS  Belka Productions

Directed by Max Gill
– Sound Design
(The Royal Haymarket, May 10th 2018)

REACTOR by Brad Birch

Directed by Hannah Bannister
– Sound & Music
(ArtsEd London, 22 – 26th May 2018)

[BLANK] by Alice Birch for National Theatre Connections Festival

– dir. Freyja Winterson
Sound & Music
(Orange Tree Theatre & Lyric Hammersmith, London, April 2018)

For The Fallen by John Young

– dir John Young, Community Cast
Sound & Music
(Ballakerneen Studio Theatre, Isle of Man, April 2018)

Devil With The Blue Dress by Kevin Armento

– dir. Joshua McTaggart
Sound & Music; composition for live saxophone
(Bunker Theatre, London, March – April 2018)

SPINE Festival

Lead Artist in Residence at Harrow Libraries with Associate Artist Thembe Mvula.
Site-specific devising, interactive public sound installation, sound work, and workshop facilitation with children, young people, members of the community including those with special needs.
(Harrow Libraries, Feb – March 2018)

Sonic Fluidities: The Radical Potential of Headphone Space in a Gendered Aurality

Research paper presentation and Sound installation in collaboration with neuro-ethicist Lauren Sankary.
(UC San Diego, USA, March 2018)

CONSTELLATIONS by Anna Clock

(2nd Feb, Quarter Block Party, Cork & 22-23rd Feb, Vault Festival 2018).

Hilda & Virginia by Maureen Duffy

– dir. Natasha Rickman
Sound & Music
(Jermyn St Theatre, 27th February – 3rd March)

The Moor by Catherine Lucie

– dir. Blythe Stewart
Sound & Music
(Old Red Lion, 6th February – 3rd March 2018).

Maria by Anna Clock and Josephine Starte

– devised
R & D and showing at Engine Room at The Omnibus
(Omnibus Theatre, London, Feb 2018)

2017

Tobacco Road by Incognito Theatre

dir. Roberta Zuric
– Sound & Music
(Pleasance Theatre, December 2017)

Me & My Whale by Xavier Velastin & Hannah Mook

Devised
– Music
(RET Manchester & Live Art Bistro Leeds, November 2017)

Continuity by Gerry Moynihan

dir. Shane Dempsey
– Sound & Music
(Finborough Theatre, July – August 2017)

RUN by Stephen Laughton

dir. Lucy Wray, produced by In Bloom
– Sound Designer, Composer
(JW3 London, March 2017; The Marlborough, Brighton, March 2017; The Bunker, London, March 2017).

CONSTELLATIONS by Anna Clock and Lauren Tata

– Composer and Performer, commissioned by Rough For Opera
(The Cockpit, London, December 2016; Jigsaw, Dublin, February 2017; The Others, London, April 2017).

2016

IN UTERO by Anna Clock and Veronika Szabo

– Sound Designer, Foley Artist
(commissioned by the Irish Composers’ Collective and performed at ICC SPEAK in the Irish Architectural Archive, November 2016).

Laughing Matter by End of Moving Walkway

– Sound Designer
(Kings Head Theatre, July 2016)

The Timestealers by Very Clock

– Sound Designer, Composer, Performer, Foley Artist
(The Queens Arms, Holborn, London, July 2016).

One Moment by Very Clock

– Sound Designer, Composer, Foley Artist, Performer
(We Are Now Festival, Camden Roundhouse on June 10th, 2016).

Poke in the Eye by Georgie Morrell

– Sound designer
(previews June and July 2016, London; Edinburgh Fringe August 2016).

Snail Walk with Discotheque Collective

– Sound Improvisation
Workshop Facilitator, Composer and Performer
(performed in site-specific outdoors locations in Berlin, April 2016, as part of Space/Time Festival 2016 and Dublin, 2013 as part of 10 Days in Dublin Festival).

2015

Babies by Very Clock

– Sound Designer and Performer
(Styx, London, March 2015).

‘Are you there?’ by Anna Clock

– Immersive site specific headphone piece
(performed in Swiss Cottage Library, December 2015).

2014

At Sea by Just The Lads

– Sound Designer, Composer, Performing Musician (cello and voice)
(performed as part of the Dublin Tiger Fringe Festival, September 2014, in the New Theatre, Temple Bar. Nominated for Best Design in Dublin Fringe Festival 2014).

The Last Post by Just The Lads

– Sound Designer, Composer
(performed as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival September 2013 and with the support of Dublin City Council again in November 2014).