This two-part series aims to explore the process of music composition for the stage by understanding the language and psychology of sound and music. Nate Edmondson will demonstrate how a Composer approaches their work, and the timelines involved in producing an original score.

Part two (included) will give an overview of the technical considerations and resources required by composers. Looking at the process of scoring and the use of motifs, Nate will look at how to construct a score and techniques for musical storytelling, using QLab.

These sessions are suitable for anyone with an interest in composition, whether it’s something you are looking to get into yourself or something that you work in tandem within your own creative practice. You do not need to have any practical experience with writing music; Nate will be aiming to demystify the process of scoring, and hopefully inspire new ways of thinking about, approaching, and working with music for the stage, from the creative to the technical.

He will also explore how to communicate about music, and touch on the psychology of sound and music as it relates to theatre. Whether you are a musician, director, writer, performer, or stage/production manager, there will be something to take away from this session that will be valuable to your own creative practice.


Nate Edmondson is an international, multi-award-winning composer and sound designer for stage and screen. His scores have been heard across the world, including multiple Off-Broadway and West End runs of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, and Paddington Gets In A Jam (Rockefeller Productions), which have reached a global audience of more than one million people. Locally, he has worked on many critically-acclaimed productions, including The Harp In The South, Blackie Blackie Brown, and Cloud Nine (STC); Mark Colvin’s Kidney, and Seventeen (Belvoir); The Tempest (Bell Shakespeare).

Nate was awarded the 2016 and 2015 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Score / Sound Design of an Independent Production; the 2014 Brian Dyer Trophy for Best Score / Sound Design [UK] (All My Sons). In 2019, Nate was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Sound Design for his work on The Harp In The South.


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