Thomas Ryder Payne
2015: Composer and sound designer of The Taming of the Shrew and sound designer of Hamlet and The Alchemist. Seventh season. Stratford: King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Othello, The Matchmaker, Much Ado About Nothing, The Little Years, Hosanna, King of Thieves, Rice Boy. Elsewhere: Designs for BIBT, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Factory, Theatre Passe Muraille, NAC, Blyth Festival, Theatre Calgary, GCTC, Volcano, Nightwood, Modern Times, Aluna, Crow’s and many others. Film: Hero.Traitor.Patriot, Alegra & Jim, Robert’s Circle. Training: Studied composition with James Tenney, Honours BA, York University. Awards: 14 nominations and two Dora Awards for Sound Design and Composition. Et cetera: Started as a songwriter with a four-track tape machine and still endlessly fascinated with the storytelling possibilities of layered sound.