Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) Media/Cinema
Cert. III Live Production & Services (Sound & Vision)
Ebony is a sound/vision technician, sound designer and writer/director living on Wurundjeri land. They began their audio career in 2016, cutting their teeth in local dive bars in Melbourne mixing emerging and established local acts, and in 2017 was selected as Arts Centre Melbourne’s Production Trainee in Sound and Vision. In that year, they refined their sound engineering practice, learning under some of Australia’s leading production technicians. Since completing their traineeship, they have toured nationally and internationally as a sound and/or vision technician with Australia’s leading performance companies and some of the biggest music acts in the world.
Ebony has worked as a sound and/or vision technician extensively with Opera Australia, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet, Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Melbourne International Arts Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, among others. Recent highlights include mixing Front of House for The Buoys for the DZ Deathrays Australian tour, mixing at Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan in 2019 and being an invited delegate at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Convention in California, USA in 2020.
Previously, they have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media/Cinema) (Distinction) from Swinburne University’s prestigious film department.
Ebony's writing and directing practise focuses on emotional experiences over structured narrative, arguing that life isn't inherently like a structured narrative, so go deeper. In 2019 Ebony was the recipient of the City of Port Philip’s Melbourne Fringe Grant and presented their first written/directed show BLITZ at Alex Theatre, St Kilda as a part of Melbourne Fringe Festival’s 2019 program. In 2021, they presented Ring, Ring!: a collaborative project with theatre maker Ellen Wiltshire at Theatre Works in St. Kilda as part of their Fringe: Replanted Glasshouse season.
Ebony is a proud member of MEAA.
Recent Publications and Links:
Theatre Works: Meet Our Fringe Replanted Artists
"St Kilda’s Theatre Works reveals groundbreaking new ‘glasshouse’ theatre space."
Arts Centre Melbourne / The Arts Wellbeing Collective
"The Arts Community is in Crisis" Video Interview
Yarra City Council Magazine
Leaps & Bounds Music Festival Interview