Sean is a composer, sound designer and violinist based in New York City.
He is passionate about creating music for theater and dance, exploring new genres and means of audience interaction.
Collaborating with Third Rail Projects since 2011, he has created original soundtracks and multi-channel immersive designs for Then She Fell (Kingsland Ward, Bessie Award), The Grand Paradise, Ghost Light (LCT3), Sweet and Lucky (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Roadside Attraction (World Financial Center), Behind the City, Midnight Madness, House 17 (Governor’s Island), and Steampunk Haunted House (Abrons Arts Center). In addition, he provided the soundtrack for the forthcoming film Between Yourself and Me, a collaboration between Third Rail Projects and Dance Films Association.
Other immersive projects include The Wild Party (DCPA Off-Center), as well as 4Chambers (A@R) and The Brain Piece (New York Live Arts) with Jody Oberfelder.
He created the sound and music for the Off-Broadway revival of Around the World in 80 Days (Davenport Theatre), directed by Rachel Klein. With director Mark Shanahan, he continued to work on three other productions of the show: at the Hangar Theater, and performing live foley and music at Theater Squared (Fayetteville, AR) and Florida Repertory Theater (Ft. Myers, FL). Also with Shanahan, he provided sound and original music for eight productions of Hound of the Baskervilles (including Weston Playhouse and Penguin Rep) with two more productions at Virginia Stage and Theater Squared scheduled for 2018.
Other projects include music and sound for The Actors Studio Drama School Rep. Season 2015-18, The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theatre), The Collector and The Fall to Earth (59 E 59), Shatter and Inner Voices (Urban Stages), Foreign Bodies, Faith, Village Orpheus, and Outside Paducah (Poetic Theater – Wild Project). Regional productions include The Net Will Appear, Twelfth Night, and The Pavilion (Milesquare Theater), Mrs. Mannerly (MRT), Red, and God of Carnage (Hangar Theatre).
Exploring innovative hardware and software systems for live sound and video processing, Sean has performed with live electronics for interactive projects that include Hit the Body Alarm (The Performing Garage) with actress, writer, director Winsome Browne; Chasing the Train with tap dancer Andrew Nemr (Webster Hall, Issue Project Room); The Lost Victrola Sessions with violinist Rebecca Cherry (Hudson Opera, Player’s Club); and Chopin’s Minute Waltz with pianist and composer Dave Soldier (Le Poisson Rouge).
As an acoustic and electric violinist, Sean has performed in many clubs in downtown New York and Brooklyn, including Bowery Ballroom, Joe’s Pub, The Bellhouse, Brooklyn Bowl, CBGB’s, Rockwood Music Hall, 92nd St Y, The Bitter End, The Living Room, South Paw, and Galapagos Art Space.
As a theatrical musician, he has performed at Claire Tow Theater (Lincoln Center), The Kirk Theater (Theater Row), Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Urban Stages, Brookfield Plaza, and Weston Playhouse (Weston, VT).