When it comes to Broadway, the only word on anyone’s lips for the last year has been Hamilton. Having generated arguably the biggest buzz over a musical since The Producers, the show has become a modern phenomenon, but while the music and lyrics have captivated fans around the world, they don’t mean a thing if you can’t hear them. Which is why Glenn Kiser, director of the Dolby Institute (pictured), recently interviewed the man who ensures that happens every night—Hamilton’s sound designer, Nevin Steinberg—for The Dolby Institute and SoundWorks Collection's Conversations with Sound Artists podcast, which you can hear right now in this PSN Peek.
Here’s the official description:
Nevin Steinberg: The Sound of Hamilton
Leading Broadway sound designer Nevin Steinberg discusses his work on hit shows including Hamilton, Bright Star, The Full Monty, and Spamalot; why he doesn’t listen to the cast albums of his shows, the trials of redesigning theater sound for touring companies, coming trends in Broadway sound design, and his experiences working with such legendary artists as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mike Nichols, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
The Dolby Institute and SoundWorks Collection's Conversations with Sound Artists returns for Season Two, featuring episodes about Broadway musical theater, Virtual Reality, podcasting, cinematic sound design, Foley, and much more! Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute, and Michael Coleman of SoundWorks Collection speak with top industry creatives and take a closer look behind the scenes of creating the perfect soundscapes for various expressive formats.
More on Dolby Institute: In keeping with Dolby’s history of supporting artists, Dolby Institute engages and empowers artists by providing education, inspiration and support throughout the creative process. With this podcast series, Dolby Institute hopes to empower next generation content creators and help unlock the power of sound and image technologies to help tell their stories.