Russell Goldsmith is a multiple award winning Melbourne based Sound Designer, Composer, Producer and Audio System Designer. He has a diverse body of work in Theatre, Film, Television, Commercial and Radio Production, Live Music and Installation Art. He has been a continual innovator in the field of creative sound design, and in the integration and application of new technologies in theatrical production.
In March 2009, Neil Armfield’s production of “Exit the King” opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. This production marked Russell’s Broadway debut. In May 2009, Russell was nominated for a Tony Award for his Sound Design for the Broadway production of "Exit the King".
He has had the honour of working with some of Australia’s premier theatre directors including Neil Armfield, Gale Edwards, Sam Strong, Michael Kantor, Clare Watson, Marion Potts, Jenny Kemp, Aidan Fennesey, Robyn Nevin, Gary Young, Barry Kosky & Aubrey Mellor. His Sound Design for the Malthouse Theatre Company/Company B Belvoir production of “Exit the King”, with Geoffrey Rush in the lead, won the 2007 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Sound Design and Composition. He was also nominated in the same category in the 2007 Green Room Awards, one of a number of Green Room Award nominations he has received.
In addition to his successes as a leading theatrical Sound Designer, Russell has been involved in a number of “cross-platform” works including "Aqua Vitae" for White Night Melbourne 2016, "Wonderland" & "Seven Deadly Sins" for White Night Melbourne 2015, "Crepuscular Beam" & "Forgotten" for White Night Melbourne 2014, "Rosie’s Secret", a City of Melbourne Laneway Project Commission, "Panic", an audio installation beneath Melbourne’s Federation Square for the Next Wave Festival, "Echo Chamber" with visual artist Sarah Edwards, and "A Packet of Seeds", a 30 minute audio narrative for the BBC London.
Russell has more recently become involved in composition and sound design for film, with a number of interesting and challenging projects having received his creative and unique sonic signature, and he continues to work on commercial projects for both television and online. He also continues a strong body of work in radio, where his work continues to be recognised internationally. His sound design and composition for ABC Radio National's adaptation of "A Woman in Berlin" was shortlisted for the 2012 Prix Italia, and won a bronze medal at the 2012 New York Festivals Radio Awards.
Russell is also an accomplished Audio System Designer, and his technical and operational work in this field has taken him around the world. Russell has also worked extensively in the live music arena, both as producer, performer, electronic foley artist and keyboard player with atmos/electronic rock band Cinematic, pioneering performance playback and live sound design techniques, but also as a skilled and respected live sound engineer who has worked with both national and international artists over the course of the last 20 years.