Thomas Ryder Payne
Fifth season: Composer and sound designer of Othello. Stratford: The Matchmaker, Much Ado About Nothing, The Little Years, Hosanna, King of Thieves, Rice Boy. Elsewhere: Designs for Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Factory, Theatre Passe Muraille, NAC, Blyth, Theatre Calgary, GCTC, Volcano, Nightwood, Modern Times, Aluna, Crow’s and many others. Recordings: Recorded two albums with the band Joydrop. Film: Alegra & Jim (2012). Training: Studied composition with James Tenney, Honours BA, York University. Awards: Eight nominations and two Dora Awards for Sound Design and Composition. Online: www.parkerbombshell.com, www.thomasryderpayne.bandcamp.com. Et cetera: Started as a songwriter with a four-track tape machine and still endlessly fascinated with the possibilities of layered sound.