Carolyn Downing is an award-winning sound designer working in a variety of fields including exhibitions, fashion, theatre and live events. Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of her work from initial concept development with fellow designers through to realisation with technical and project delivery teams.
Her work in exhibitions spans a variety of styles and venues including Reimagining Wordsworth for The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere (2020); Hut 11A: The Bombe Breakthrough for Bletchley Park (2018); Mary Quant (2019) and So You Say You Want A Revolution? Records & Rebels 1965-70 (2016) for V&A; Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones at Saatchi Gallery (2016); Louis Vuitton: Series 3 (2015); Collider (2014) and The Constellation Storybox (2015) for The Science Museum and From Street to Trench for Imperial War Museum North (2014).
Carolyn has created soundscapes for Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour 2017 and Louis Vuitton: Spring/Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring/Summer 2016, Spring/Summer 2017 Ready To Wear Collection shows at The Louis Vuitton Foundation & The Louvre, Paris.
Carolyn’s work in theatre includes Life Of Pi for Sheffield Theatres, awarded UK Theatre Award for Best Design 2019; Summer & Smoke for Sonia Friedman Productions/Almeida Theatre, Olivier Award nomination for Best Sound Design 2019; The Welkin (2020), Downstate (also at Steppenwolf Chicago 2018/19), Mr Gum & The Dancing Bear - The Musical (2019), As You Like It (2015), Our Country’s Good (2015), The Motherf***er With The Hat (2015), Dara (2015), Protest Song (2012) and Double Feature (2011) for the National Theatre; Death Of A Salesman (Young Vic/WE 2019/20); All My Sons for The Old Vic Theatre (2019); White Teeth for The Kiln Theatre (2018); Gypsy (2019), The Producers (2018) for The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; Chimerica for Almeida & Sonia Friedman Productions/West End awarded Olivier for Best Sound Design 2014; Les Liaisons Dangereusse (also on Broadway 2015/16), Lower Ninth (2010), Dimetos (2009) and Absurdia (2008) for Donmar Warehouse; Choir Boy (2012) at the Royal Court; Fantastic Follies Of Mrs Rich (2017), Julius Caesar (2017), Anthony & Cleopatra (2017), Coriolanus (2017), The Winter’s Tale, Pericles for the RSC (2007); The Believers (2014), Beautiful Burnout (2010), Love Song (2011) for Frantic Assembly.