A personal audio essay from Xander on WHYY’s The Pulse // TW: GI distress and vomiting SFXRead More
Filtering by Category: Work History
A new Sci-Fi Podcast from Luminary and Transmitter Media. Sound design by Xander.Read More
An Audio Documentary from Xander with Netflix on the closure of backrooms in New OrleansRead More
The Smash/Cut TIME CAPSULE Shortseries Closer
A memory from the Great Flood of 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from Rachel Schiff-Arnold.Read More
A healthcare audio essay from Xander on WHYY’s The PulseRead More
A healthcare news feature on Rapid Start HIV Care beginning in Baton Rouge (for WWNO & WRKF)Read More
A new piece from Xander on Love Me about siblings, sissies, and sleep.Read More
A steamy musical drama from Dane Terry and Night Vale Presents. Xander was the Editor on this series.Read More
New Long Live the New Sound Ep // A sound art piece that captures the week of the Ragdale Radio Residency in audio scrapbook form.Read More
The Pulse explores how the environment shapes biology. Turns out that influence goes deep, down to the molecular level — to the DNA of humans and animals.Read More
Xander joins the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s Radio Residency 2018 CohortRead More
The Smash/Cut Season 3 PremiereRead More
A little audiothingamabob for my boyfriend.Read More
A New Radio-Doc Miniseries on Queer Stories in Vacherie, LouisianaRead More
New Project w/Hearsay Fest & Cristal DuhaimeRead More
My piece for the 2017 KCRW Radio Race (UPDATE: We're FINALISTS!!)Read More
The Ubu Project was a workshop with TheatreofplucK to devise a new performance piece based on Alfred Jerry's play Ubu Roi. The goal was to create a working script or detailed outline for a contemporary, Irish take on Ubu Roi spun on a recent political scandal in Northern Ireland.
For this workshop, I provided dramaturgical support with comparing multiple translations of the text (originally in French), providing context to our English and American actors for the current political landscape of Northern Ireland, and provided video and sound equipment to capture the actors improvisation. Below is audio captured from the workshop improvisations. I also transcribed these improvisations throughout the week of workshops to create a script of our work.
Here, Artistic Director and Workshop Leader, Niall Rea asked actor Stephanie Weyman to improvise an active retelling of the plot of Ubu Roi within some kind of physical activity. This is the audio from that exercise.
The Day I Almost Met Liberace is a jaw-dropping autobiographical tale of sex, drugs and shocking ignorance. As a gay constable in the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Patrick expects to be faced with prejudice, maybe even aggression – he just doesn’t expect it to come from his own colleagues. When he is diagnosed with HIV, he is propelled on a journey to the edge of self-destruction, where he meets a nun with a curious knowledge of sexually transmitted infections and a heavenly administrator filling in for a missing angel. And then there is the guy playing the piano…
This piece was presented in a showcase of queer plays in development under the Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2016 Programme. For this project, I was the sound designer and board operator. I worked with the playwright, Gavin Armstrong, to capture voice over and write incidental music.
It is important to note that this was a solo-show, so gaps in the cues are where the live performer would respond.
A Comedy Special for Belfast PrideRead More
Closer Than That by Jerry Crawford was produced in the Swine Palace new play initiative. The play is a dramatic and provocative journey of an aging U.S. Army Veteran haunted by the JFK assassination and his own military experience. The staged reading was on on October 21, 2014 in Baton Rouge, LA.
I worked on this project as the sound designer. This was my first stand-alone Sound Designer credit with Swine Palace after my internship with them in Summer 2014. I worked off of music previously composed by a collaborator of Crawford's to create the cues for this staged reading of his new play.