Composer & Sound Designer
Amsterdam / London

Jethro is a composer and sound designer working in film, theatre, performance and installed media, specialising in electronic music and live sound processing.  

As a composer, Jethro is interested in combining synthesis, sampling and acoustic instuments to build texturally diverse, emotive pieces that blur the boundary between the analog and the digital. 

As a theatre sound designer Jethro uses his experience with computer programming, live electroacoustics and surround system design to build dynamic, responsive and immersive soundworlds and performance tools.


Second Body

In 2019 Jethro co-founded Second Body with UK based director and musician Max Barton. Together they make shows that combine live music, science and storytelling to explore urgent topics.

Their critically acclaimed debut show STYX had its world premiere in Perth in January 2019, where it won a Fringe World Award. Its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 secured Second Body a Total Theatre Award nomination for emerging company and culminated in a transfer to London for runs at The Playground Theatre and Streatham Space Project. 


Education

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BMus (1st), Electronic Music


Employment  

Artistic Director & Technical Manager, Second Body (2019 - ongoing)
Product Manager, Samplephonics Ltd. (2016 - 2017)
Tutor and Course Leader, Fire Tech Camp (2016 - 2017)
Sound Designer, PIGDOG Theatre Productions (2015 - 2017)
Sound Designer, Samplephonics Ltd. (2015 -  2016)


2019

Composition and sound design for The Second Body, Perth Fringe World Festival
Composition and sound design for STYX, Perth Fringe World Festival
Composition and sound design for The End of the World development, Perth
Creator, 24 Tapes sound installation, Drift Record Store, Totnes
Composition for 2030, Crowded Room, London
Guitar and electronics for Joyrobix, UK tour
Guitar and electronics for F L O R A, UK tour
Sound design for Confabulation development, Half Moon Theatre, London


2018

Film score for Anthem for Doomed Yute, Unmarked Films
Installation Comission for Wales China Festival, Bangor
Production and mixing for F L O R A EP, Berlin
Sound design for Rallying Cry at Battersea Arts Centre, London
Sound design for Galaxy Watch immersive experience, private audience, Paris
Tutor / creative leader for Night of the Iguana, Bath Spa University, Bath
Sound design for MADHOUSE re:exit, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Sound design for How to Survive a Post Truth Apocalypse, UK tour


2017

Sound design and installation for Roberts | Woods, London Fashion Week, London
Film score for Out of Bounds, Melanie Manchot
New work commission for The Hermes Experiment at St Petersberg New Music Festival
Score for Demons Land, a film and multimedia installation at Stowe House
Sound design for The Listening Room, Theatre Royal Stratford East
VA physical release with London based label PLZ Make It Ruins
Sound design for Partials installation by Liam Byrne at V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
Curator for Hoffnung 3000 festival for music and theory, Berlin
Score for Pyongyang 2016, short film by Ciel Impression
Sound design for The 49, Theatre N16
Music video for Annunciation by Strange Boy
Sound design and composition for Frida & Diego, MAS Productions, Manchester


2016

Sound and System design for BLAME development, Central Saint Martins, London
New work commission for The Hermes Experiment at Kings Place, London
Sound design for punkplay, Southwark Playhouse
Composition & sound design for Karagula, an immersive theatre piece at The Styx, London
Score for Œ, a film by Tom de Freston, Mark Jones and Kiran Milwood Hargrave
Sound and lighting design for new opera development by ERRATICA


2015

Sound design and spatialisation for Soundscapes exhibition at the National Gallery, London
e|:xr – concert/event commission from Bloomberg L.P., London
Sound design and performance for BOAT, Theatre N16
New work commission for The Hermes Experiment at The Cockpit Theatre, London
Composition and installation for THE GIFT exhibition at Bloomberg SPACE
Performances with Process. ensemble


2014

New works for Synth Nights concert series at The Kitchen, New York
Delivery of school workshop about Max Richter’s Memoryhouse for The Barbican
Composition and performance of original score for The Lodger, Barbican Silent Film series