Practitioners on Practice... On Composing: An interview with Tarek Merchant

Tarek Merchant discusses the technicalities of Musical Direction and explains how his role is a constant conversation with the composer, director, sound designer, musicians and cast. He expounds on the necessity to form a robust and shared musical vocabulary with the wider creative team, and explores the symbiotic relationship between the architecture of a production’s design and that of its music.
Practitioners on Practice... On Composing: An interview with Tarek Merchant
Interview
(2016)

About the Production: Far from the Madding Crowd

How do you take a 40,000 word classic novel and transform it into a piece for the stage? Join the director, writer, composer and actors as they reveal how they took Thomas Hardy's classic Far from the Madding Crowd and made it work on the stage.

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Documentary
(2012)

On Music: Gary Yershon

Composer Gary Yershon discusses how music amplifies mood and atmosphere and helps to recreate the epic poetic landscape in Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd.

Gary Yershon On Music, Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Interview
(2012)

On Music: Iain Johnstone

Iain Johnstone talks about working with Paul Hunter and the RSC company to develop and create the soundscape for The Comedy of Errors.

Iain Johnstone On Music, The Comedy of Errors
Interview
(2012)