Nate is an international, multi-award winning Composer and Sound Designer for film, television, advertising and stage.
Originally hailing from Western Australia, Nate grew up amongst the remote rock art, red dirt and spinifex of the Pilbara region, before moving to Perth, where he trained as both a pianist, and classical and jazz trombonist, and fronted several local bands as a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter.
Now a long time Sydney-based Composer and Sound Designer, Nate is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), where he trained under the mentorship of some of Australia’s finest musicians and sound artists, many of whom he has gone on to collaborate with professionally. Nate has worked extensively in the theatre and live events industries, and his detailed sound designs and music scores can regularly be heard on stages around the country, where he has created work for some of Australia’s premier theatre and dance companies, and arts festivals. His work has also toured both nationally and internationally. In 2015 and 2016 respectively, his work on the critically-acclaimed Siren Theatre productions of Misterman and Good With Maps both earned him a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Score / Sound Design (Independent).
On the international stage, Nate has written music for productions in the UK and the US, and his work has toured throughout the US, UK (including a sell-out West End season), New Zealand and Dubai. The UK remount of his composition and sound design for All My Sons with Street Theatre was the winner of The Brian Dyer Sound Trophy for Best Score / Sound Design, 2014/15 (The Phoebe Rees Competition – The Somerset Fellowship of Drama), and his celebrated score for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show helped smash Off-Broadway box office records in the US in 2016 and led to Drama Desk Awards and Off-Broadway Alliance Awards nominations, followed by a sold out season on London’s West End.
Beyond theatre, dance and live events, Nate also produces music for television, online media, short films and advertising, as well as a wide range of stand-alone and commissioned compositions for both screen and stage. His television composition work has featured on the ABC in Australia, and he is currently engaged on an international animated television series for children. His short film work has been screened at film festivals around the world.
Nate also lectures in theatre production, technical audio and sound design, and has taught, supervised and mentored students at NIDA, AIM Dramatic Arts, ACTT and Wesley Institute, as well as providing consultation and technical/design support for production companies, theatrical venues and education programs around Sydney and beyond.
Nate was a recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart Grant for 2013.
“[Nate Edmondson] sets a benchmark for excellence in creative voicing of textual developments and thematic motifs in his playwright’s writings, with Sound Design involving scrupulous script analysis… Prolific and amazingly detailed, both as a composer and sound designer.” (Kevin Jackson).
Good With Maps | Siren Theatre Company | November, 2016
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Sydney Theatre Company | September – October, 2016
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Bell Shakespeare | July – September, 2016
Savages | Darlinghurst Theatre Company | April – May, 2016
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show [US, UK & AU] | Rockefeller Productions | January, 2016 – January, 2017
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show [Global] | Rockefeller Productions
I Am My Own Wife [AU - Touring] | Oriel Group / Midsumma Festival / Melt Festival | Dir. Shaun Rennie
The Trouble With Harry | Siren Theatre Company / Seymour Centre | Dir. Kate Gaul
Mark Colvin’s Kidney | Belvoir | Dir. David Berthold
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