Before joining Charcoalblue passionate drummer and electronic music producer Vangelis was an Assistant Acoustics Consultant at URS, and then an Acoustics Consultant for Sandy Brown Associates. He has provided acoustic consultancy on a wide range of disciplines including environmental, building and industrial acoustics.
With a degree in Physics and a Masters in Acoustics Engineering, Vangelis has provided sound separation advice for Hampstead Theatre in London, advised on the sound separation performance and detailing for PJ Harvey’s temporary recording studio at Somerset House, investigated and advised with regards to the sound levels experienced by the chorus members during rehearsals at Glyndebourne Opera House. His most recently completed project is the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre at Perse School, Cambridge.
Vangelis and the acoustics team discuss sound separation control
Vangelis and Simon vibration monitoring on the Sadler's Wells East site in Stratford, London
Amanda and Vangelis discuss finishes for Singapore's Esplanade Theatre
What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?
A great space is one that performers love to give a show at, and that patrons will gladly come back and back again.
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
Watching my school theatre club’s performance of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” at the tender age of 9. Eventually, music won me over, but theatre has since been a soft spot – including musicals!
You’re an electronic music producer, are there any artists you’re really enjoying at the moment?
Quite possibly an acquired taste, but the Autechre’s NTS Sessions 1-4 are absolutely brilliant and as forward-thinking as electronic music can be.
If you were to establish your own venue, what would you call it?
…and what would that venue specialize in? Dance, live music, theatre…?
Cutting-edge electronic and experimental music.