Hello there!

I specialise in creating rich, eclectic and nuanced sound designs and music.  

I’m a versatile sound designer and have developed my craft by working on sound for film, both as a location sound recordist and in sound post-production. I have worked as the in-house Sound Designer for Dutch film foundation Video Power and have collaborated extensively with artists from the Jan van Eyck academy in Maastricht. The projects I was involved in ranged from video art, to documentaries to short fiction films. 

I have recently (2020) completed an MSc in Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh, where I worked on projects using ambisonics, developed music controllers and created games using Unity. For my thesis, I developed virtual instruments alongside an algorithmic music system using MaxMSP.

I am an experienced Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, and Reaper user. I work with Unity and Wwise on game audio projects. 

When it comes to radio, I have conducted my own show (2020) about British and Italian pop music on Edinburgh’s Fresh Air Radio, and am currently post-producing an audio documentary about the 2018 Vaia storm (aka storm Adrian) and how it affected the Paneveggio forest, whoose wood is used for world renowned Stradivari violins. I also currently organise and run the Future Flavours of Sound festival, a project I started together with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh. The festival is a showcase of projects by students taking part in the MSc Sound Design at the university.  

In my free time I enjoy working on my own music projects (electronic, post-rock and pop) and have deejayed regularly while living in the Netherlands. I keep a very open musical mindset, following and enjoying music from pop to arcane, electro-acoustic music projects. 

I have an extensive and multidisciplinary academic background. Aside from an MSc in Sound Design from Edinburgh University, I hold a BA in European Studies and MA in Media culture from Maastricht University. 

I’m bilingual (English and Italian) and have had a multicultural upbringing, studying languages (German and Spanish) during high school and at university, taking part in exchanges and volunteering.    

If you’d like to involve me on a project or are interested in working with sound but don’t know where to start, shoot me a mail at me@francescocimino.eu