David Sheppard

David Sheppard's work as a sound designer 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.

About the Residency

Past Event

Artist Presentation  
February 20, 2013  



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 Sheppard it is an ever evolving world of realizing visionary new artworks through live performance and cutting-edge technology. 

He works closely with composers to help 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. 

Based in London, David Sheppard‘s sound design duo, Sound Intermedia, is known for its trailblazing work in composition, live sound, music technology and interactive multimedia. The duo 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.

Sheppard’s residency is presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.