Gerald Mair

Sound Design - Aether, Structure and Sadness

Gerald is a Scottish sound designer who has been working in the creative industries since the mid 90s. Born and brought up in Scotland, he has a degree in Media Studies at Glasgow Caledonian University. He completed his post-graduate studies at the acclaimed Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (the University of Dundee). Gerald’s work covers sound design for the moving image (television and film) and soundtrack composition for art installations. In January 2004 he won the Nipkow fellowship (a European Union MEDIA initiative), spending four months in Berlin and working with Martin Steyer, one of Germany’s most celebrated feature film sound mixers.

Over the past number of years his work has featured on projects broadcast on projects broadcast on Channel 4 (UK), the BBC (UK), and a number of other European channels. He also works in close collaboration with visual artists, producing soundtracks for art installation and multi-media projects. Gerald would describe his work and inspirations as ‘left-of-field’. A continuing fascination and concern of his is to explore and unlock the power of sound to influence perception.