Interactive Media Composer & Sound designer
Austin has an adept sense for bringing picture and games to life with music and sound. He is a graduate from BYU and specializes in film/video game music, electronic music, and contemporary orchestral music. He has studied with Sam Cardon, Anne LaBerge, David Dramm, Carla Scaletti, Dan Trueman, Steve Ricks, Stephen Jones, Michael Hicks, Christian Asplund, and Dan Montez. He has been the recipient of the LDS Barlow Commission and the Student Barlow Composition Award through which his piece Hardline was premiered by the BYU Philharmonic. Austin is an exceptional interactive sound design artist who specializes in Wwise, Kyma, Max7, Nuendo, and Ableton Live to name a few. He was a keynote speaker at the Kyma International Sound Symposium 2018: Altered States where he presented his fierce multi-channel Kyma work Animal Tech. He is extremely active in the audio world and is constantly involved in many audio/music related projects. The breadth and depth of his knowledge in audio applications makes him a powerful resource for any project that requires music/audio.
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The following is a list of my musical and sound design adventures...
I had the wonderful opportunity to work on a film project with Howie Burbidge this summer. It is a great film in which I did the sound design, post audio, and final mix in both stereo and 5.1.
As a result of winning the Student Barlow Composition award last year, I was commissioned by the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra to compose a new contemporary work.
Mill on the Floss
A beautiful story written by George Elliot (AKA Mary Anne Evans) was latter adapted into a stage play by Helen Edmundson. I wrote the original music for the BYU Theatre Production version.
I had the honor to collaborate with world renowned flutist, Anne LaBerge, in Splendor, Amsterdam in 2017. We used KYMA and Max7 to bring a beautiful reactionary experience to life.
Four Short Pieces for Duo X
While in Amsterdam last summer, I was able to work with two wonderful players who make up the group, Duo X. Laura Carmichael (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) and Naomi Sato (Alto Saxophone/Japanese Sho) workshopped and performed a suite that I wrote with them in mind.