PETER KENNARD (Sound Designer) is a composer, producer and musical director with a career in theatre and musical performance spanning 25 years. He holds a Masters in Contemporary Improvisation degree from Macquarie University and has composed and recorded countless soundtracks, and has created sound designs and musically directed live performance for many of Sydney’s major theatre companies, high profile public events, film and video.
Clients include Darling Harbour (SHFA) New Year’s and Australia Day Fireworks – Sydney Olympic Park, children’s theatre company Theatre of Image, Bell Shakespeare, Legs on the Wall and Q Theatre to name but a few. His compositions and performances have been heard throughout Australia in multiple productions for Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane Arts Festivals as well as extensive international touring through major arts festivals in Europe, Asia and South America since 2001. Peter tours internationally regularly with Stalker Theatre Co. and has on numbers of occasions toured with performances for Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He is also highly regarded as a percussionist in the Sydney “world music” scene – playing regularly with Lulo Reinhardt (German based gypsy guitarist) the late Kim Sanders (Turkish and Balkan styles), the exciting Mongolian / Arabic fusion of Equus, Bobby Singh (tabla), Kurdish Turkish fusion band Heval and pioneering Australian “world folk” legends Sirocco.
Peter has a passion for teaching rhythm – and has been involved in many community events and local festivals teaching rhythm skills and drumming. He was sound designer of RUCKUS’ 2013 production See In Me at Riverside Theatres and ran community workshops in regional NSW with ruckus for The Blue Grotto project. Peter is working with RUCKUS on the Speed of Life project.