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Sidney Millar sound designer and composer

Photo by GIULIA MCGAURAN

"Sidney Millar's sound design is both subtle and witty."

Michael Brindley, on Bread Crumbs

"Sound Design by Sidney Millar is marvelously subtle and atmospheric."

Suzanne Sandow, on Wild

"Russell Goldsmith, assisted by Victoria Hofflin and Sidney Millar has layered this twenty-tier cake of a production with epic score and ambient soundscapes to feed not only the realism but the emotion to great success."

Brodie Paparella, on Angels in America

"Sidney Millar's sound design is eerie and transformative, seamlessly shifting from atmospheric background music to tracks that signpost specificities of the characters..."

Sonia Nair, on The Exact Dimensions of Hell

"Poetic when required... Millar’s sonic transitions transport the action beyond the limitations of actual time and space, making a modest yet sensible use of the essential plasticity of the medium that is theatre."

Tony Reck, on Crazy Brave

"Sidney Millar's sound design is magnificent, an exercise in restrained potency."

Tim Byrne, on Wild

Biography

Sidney has designed audio for theatre, dance, film and installations. Her unique style has emerged from her extensive experience as a performer and composer of classical and jazz music. She particularly enjoys using sound and music to create emotional states and subtle tensions in a work.

 

Originally from Adelaide, Sidney won numerous composition awards throughout her school years. Her love of music sparked an interest in audio design, which led to her studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) degree at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Whilst at the VCA, Sidney designed 'Three Blind Mice' which was nominated for the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Best Performance Award and subsequently toured to the 2017 Adelaide Fringe. Beyond the VCA, design highlights include Wild (Melbourne Theatre Company); Bread Crumbs (Poppy Seed Festival); Crazy Brave (dir. Melanie Beddie) and Lou Wall’s Drag Race (Melbourne Fringe). Sidney was the Associate Sound Designer to Russell Goldsmith for Angels In America (dir. Gary Abrahams); and FIERCE (Theatre Works).

 

Sidney's other interests include lighting, visual art, stage and production management. In 2016 she was nominated for the Union House Theatre Stage Management Award for the musical ‘Rent’. In 2018 she participated in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre program.

Sidney Millar sound designer at Melbourne Theatre Company

Check out Melbourne Theatre Company's feature on Sidney's sound design for Wild

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Visit Sidney's SoundCloud to listen to playlists of show audio as well as personal projects.

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