“I’m happiest when I’m making noise.”
“Simon Arrowsmith’s score sounds fresh and invigorating, a natural next step beyond Bjork’s Dancer in the Dark.”
I’m Simon Arrowsmith. I’m an Offie (Off-West End) Award nominated and joint Standing Ovation Award winning composer and sound designer. I work in theatre and recorded media.
I’m all about telling stories with sound.
I’ve been obsessed with the way music works in other contexts since I was five. I memorised the soundtrack album from The Wizard of Oz, but not just the songs, the ‘incidental’ music too. I was struck by how music alone could carry so much weight ina story, it hardly felt incidental.
The older I got the more aware I became of the way music works with the other storytelling elements. I made it the main component of both my Bachelors and Masters degrees. Outside of music I’m a professional story consultant, and it’s that world that I bring to my media scoring and sound design practice.
The story is everything and the sounds I create are there to service the characters, the context and the narrative.
Most recent projects
The Grotto – Drayton Arms, London (sound designer/composer)
Help! We Are Still Alive – Seven Dials Playhouse, London (sound designer)
Thrill Me – Jermyn Street Theatre, London (sound designer) 2022 OFFIE NOMINATION
Bard from the Barn – Barn Theatre, Cirencester (composer)
Macbeth, Salomons Estate Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (composer and sound designer)