- by Bryan Reesman
in Sound Design
It took two sound designers – Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin – to develop the binaural audio landscape for this one-man Broadway show
The Encounter has redefined what a one-man show can be and do on Broadway. The set-up is simple enough. Simon McBurney sits in his London apartment and tells the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre, who got lost with a tribe in a remote part of Brazil back in 1969. The stage backdrop looks like a giant recording studio with sound dampening foam lining the back wall, and the aural adventure takes us deep into the head of the narrator and our own imaginations.