Music and Technology Seminar Series

David Sheppard


David Sheppard is a sound designer. In its simplest form this might involve designing a sound system for Opera, or creating software for spatial sound-control in performance. But for David it is an ever evolving world of realizing visionary new artworks through live performance and cutting-edge technology. His work has taken him across the world and across genres, collaborating with many leading orchestras and ensembles as well as rock and pop musicians, visual artists, dance and film creatives. He works closely with composers on helping them realize their ideas but he is also known as a sound installation artist and electronics performer with various groups. His work has recently involved helicopters, a former Nazi submarine-base, an interactive outdoor stone sculpture, the architecture of Daniel Libeskind and collaborations with artist Matthew Ritchie and The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner.

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As part of the duo Sound Intermedia, David Sheppard is based in London where his sound design partnership Sound Intermedia are known for their trailblazing work in composition, live sound, music technology and interactive multimedia. He regularly works with the UK’s leading ensembles including the London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera and with the Barbican and South Bank Centre. Learn more about David Sheppard.


Join Us At This Public Event

David Sheppard: Artist’s Lecture and Demonstration

David Sheppard: Artist’s Lecture and Demonstration
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
12:00 pm | Killian Hall

77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

Co-presented by Music and Theater Arts.



This residency is made possible by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. CAST connects artists, scientists, and engineers through a practice of experimentation, risk-taking and imaginative problem-solving.