ORIENTATION

MUSIC DIRECTOR & SOUND DESIGNER


Writer & Director: Chye-Ling Huang
Producer: Kelly Gilbride / Proudly Asian Theatre
Assistant Producer: Nahyeon Lee
Production Designer: Michael McCabe
Lighting Designer: Ruby Reihana-Wilson
Production Manager: Natasha Lay
Stage Manager: Marianne Infante
Technical Operator: Khalid Parkar
Cast: Natasha Daniel, Kyle Chuen, Eugene Yao, Marwin Silerio, Mayen Mehta

Thanks: Jonny Marks, Fraser Austin

Auckland Theatre Awards 2018: Hackman Cup for Most Original Production

September 2018: Q Theatre, Auckland

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Music: 10/10

-- Johan Chang, The Speakeasy

“the extremely current soundtrack featuring a number of Asian artists helped boost each scene’s impact”

-- Chris Wong, Craccum

“At several key moments in the play, the loud hip hop base-beats give way to a series of more subdued scenes accompanied by the echoing and reverberating soft sounds of gongs and chimes...”

-- Rand T. Hazou, Theatre Scenes

“From its neon-lit set to the blaring contemporary soundtrack, Orientation's confident, brash exterior hides a nerdy insecurity: Who are we? What makes us real? Can we ever be complete if we don't know who to love?”

-- Renee, Liang, NZ Herald

A SNAIL WATCHES DUST PARTICLES IN SUNLIGHT

EDITOR


A snail watches dust particles in sunlight was part of the double bill show Balancing Point put on by Footnote Dance Company.

Choreographer: James O’Hara, Eliza Sanders
Music: Nadia Reid
Dancers: Georgia Beechey-Gradwell, Tyler Carney, Joshua Faleatua, Anu Khapung, Adam Naughton (Footnote Dance Company)
Lighting Designer: Marcus McShane
Technical Operator: Andrew Furness
Photography: Caroline Atkinson

August 2018:
Te Whaea, Wellington
Aurora Centre, Christchurch
Q Theatre, Auckland


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ELLIPTICAL FICTIONS 

COMPOSER


Elliptical Fictions was first part of the double bill show Balancing Point put on by Footnote Dance Company, then presented as part of the triple bill show Hemispheres by Footnote Dance Company and Guangdong Modern Dance Company.

Choreographer: Zahra Killeen-Chance
Visual Artist: Richard Killeen
Dancers: Georgia Beechey-Gradwell, Tyler Carney, Joshua Faleatua, Anu Khapung, Adam Naughton (Footnote Dance Company)
Lighting Designer: Marcus McShane
Technical Operator: Andrew Furness
Photography: Caroline Atkinson

Thanks: Amy Barnett, Lucy Beeler, Cory Champion

November 2018: China tour
August 2018:
Te Whaea, Wellington
Aurora Centre, Christchurch
Q Theatre, Auckland

“Emi Pogoni's outstanding sound score, with its drone-like insistency, perfectly complements the choreography.”

-- Ann Hunt, Stuff

“Elliptical Fictions’ electronic soundscape by Emi Pogoni evolves similarly to the other elements of the work, creating a sense of timelessness and abstraction.”

-- Brigitte Knight, DANZ

“evocative electronic score”

-- Dr Ian Lochhead, Theatreview

“The accompanying electronic sound score by Emi Pogoni provides another rich layer, with all three art forms running on parallel trajectories.”

-- Sue Cheesman, Theatreview

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BURN HER

SOUND DESIGNER

with Blake Johnston

Writer: Sam Brooks
Director: Sam Snedden
Producer: Julie Zhu
Lighting Designer: Rachel Marlow
Set Designer: Meg Rollandi
Costume: Daniel Williams
Stage Manager: Michael Clark
Technical Operator: Khalid Parkar
Cast: Miriama McDowell, Bree Peters, Amelia Reynolds, Andi Crown, Roy Ward, Geordie Holibar

Auckland Theatre Awards 2018: Excellence for Overall Production

August 2018: Q Theatre, Auckland

“Emi Pogoni’s sound design feels completely vital as a part of this piece, I cannot imagine the play being the same without it and it sets the tone for every scene well.”

-- Jessica Gray, The Theatre Tourist


BEACHGIRL GOES TO DISNEYLAND

SOUND DESIGNER


Creator: Hana Pera Aoake
Performers: Hana Pera Aoake, Jordana Bragg, Emma Katene
Taonga Pūoro: Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu/Tainui)
Photography: Joshua Lewis

May-June 2018: Meanwhile, Wellington