Tenderfoot is The Civic’s apprentice theatre programme for second level students. This year 17 schools and over 70 young people are participating virtually. Sinead Diskin is Tenderfoot’s sound design Mentor. Here she gives us an insight into Tenderfoot Online……
“There are 12 students in the sound design and composition team and we are working hard to ensure the experience of Tenderfoot on zoom is as thorough and enlightening as possible! This year we are dividing our time between practical work and research. In week one, we discussed the types of music we like and the types of music we’d like to learn more about. Using resources like Jam Board, we shared our findings and listened to music from many different eras and genres. In week two we focused on the Tenderfoot plays and picked four plays to work on. The students are composing themes for these and sourcing sound effects to build soundscapes for each play. We are applying the same process we would normally use on a production in the Civic Theatre but adapting how we present it to ensure the students hard work will be showcased in all its glory! Tenderfoot is always a brilliant experience for students and mentors and this year is no different. It is challenging to create sound and music through Zoom, but the students have worked incredibly hard and I am very proud of the work they are creating.”
Sinéad Diskin – Sound Design & Music Composition Mentor
Sinéad is a sound designer, composer and song writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is a graduate of the SEEDS programme with Rough Magic Theatre Company, Dublin and a recipient of the Next Generation Artists Award 2019 from the Arts Council of Ireland. Recent theatre credits include: Pale Sister (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Blood in the Dirt (Landmark Productions); Faultline (Anú Productions); Incantata (Irish Rep Theatre, New York; Gate Theatre, Dublin; Galway International Arts Festival); Ask Too Much of Me (Abbey Theatre); The Anvil (Anú Productions, Manchester International Festival); The Snapper (Gate Theatre, Dublin); The Glass Menagerie (Gate Theatre, Dublin); The Phlebotomist (Hampstead Theatre, London); Torch (Anú Productions); Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play (Rough Magic SEEDS Showcase); Rapids (Dublin Theatre Festival 2017) and as assistant sound designer/composer: Three Tall Women (Broadway) The Train (Rough Magic) Danse, Morob (The Emerency Room), Death at Intervals (The Emergency Room).