Matthew Skopyk is an Edmonton-based sound designer and composer. Recent design/composition credits include: Richard III (Free Will Players), Spreepark the Musical (Mischief and Mayhem), and Something Red (Vault). A past graduate of the University of Alberta Technical Theatre Production program (B.F.A. Graduate 2006 With Distinction), Matthew excels at software/hardware manipulation, allowing for new realms of possibility in the theatre through manipulation of data. New works include: wireless performer-worn sensors; allowing for performer control over technical aspects of a production; a glove-based three-dimensional-panner for sound designers; and a MIDI cello. Matthew has worked as a front-of-house mixer for companies such as the Free Will Players and Catalyst Theatre. He currently resides as the Head of Audio for the Drama Department at the University of Alberta.
(bio for U: The Comedy of Global Warming, December 2009)