Chris Bartholomew

Chris Bartholomew

Sound Designer/Composer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Hi! 

I've been working in many and varied roles in theatre and music since leaving the Guildhall School of Music in 2013.

My skillset lies across the borders of sound design, composition and electronic performance - I spend my time largely in theatres big and small or composing in my home studio. 

As a Sound Designer and Composer I've been lucky enough to work with some amazing directors - Suba Das (Leceister Curve), George Mann (Theatre Ad Infinitum, Bristol Old Vic), Hannah Price (Theatre Uncut), Paula Garfield (Deafinately Theatre). I'm very passionate about creating relationships with directors - having a shared language of sound is crucial to my job. My work is characterised by immersive sound scapes that are reactive and dynamic. 

As a performer, I'm often as classed as a DJ which is both right and wrong! Whilst I do regularly get behind the decks in a traditional sense, more often I use DJ tools and technology to perform my own music in a variety of contexts: I've performed in theatres (Finborough, Marlowe), music venues (too many to mention!), Portsmouth Cathedal and on the helipad of a boat! 

If you have a project or opportunity you think I'd suit, I'd love to hear from you! 

Work History

Producer and Tour DJ - Grace Savage

Sep 2015 - Present

Freelance Sound Designer Composer - Bartholomusic

Jun 2014 - Present

Sound Engineer - Goldsmiths University

Jun 2011 - Present

Education

Electronic Music - Bmus(Hons) - 1st Class - Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Sep 2009 - Jul 2013

Skills

  • Composition
  • General Audio Production
  • Ableton
  • DJ Skills
  • Electronic Music
  • Live Sound
  • Logic
  • Logic Pro
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Engineering

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