Kirsty is a sound designer and sound engineer with over 17 years professional experience. She specialises in sound design for theatre, opera, live events and audio drama, and character voice demo production.
She trained in music performance at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and sound engineering and audio production at the Music & Audio Institute of NZ. After moving to London, UK in 2002, she worked for the BBC for 8 years alongside freelance live sound and theatre work before establishing her company Sounds Wilde in 2010.
Voice demos produced by Kirsty have been shortlisted for Best Demo awards at both the One Voice Awards (UK) and the Voice Arts Awards (US). In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Best Voice Over Services Provider at the One Voice Awards.
Theatre and opera sound design credits include: The Shape of the Pain (sound associate, Battersea Arts Centre), Don Giovanni (British Youth Opera), The Little Prince (Arcola), Shakespeare's Sister (ALRA), l'Ospedale (Solomon's Knot), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Arcola), This is why we live... (Theatre L'Enfumeraie), V&A Friday Lates (V&A Museum), Cancel the Sunshine (Hope Theatre), Boris Godunov (Jack Studio Theatre), An Ideal Husband (Tabard Theatre), Murderer (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), The Secret Garden (UK tour) and Love on Trial (Ovalhouse).
Audio Drama credits include Eleanor of Aquitaine (B7 Media), BRASS: The Devil in Whitechapel and season 2 of BRASS: The Audio Series (both Battleground Productions).
Kirsty is a contributor for Soundgirls.org, ProSoundWeb and TheatreArtLife.