Jon Nicholls – Composer and Sound Designer
Jon Nicholls studied composition at the London College of Music and electroacoustic music at Dartington. Music / sound scores for theatre include Spring Storm, Beyond The Horizon and The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre); Bakersfield Mist (Duchess), Bracken Moor, Mermaid (Shared Experience), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Sheffield Crucible); Yerma (Gate); The Norman Conquests (Liverpool Playhouse); Red Light Winter, The Welsh Boy, deadkidsongs, The Double and the Spanish Golden Age season (Theatre Royal Bath, Ustinov); The Wind In The Willows, Dancing at Lughnasa, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Eden End, Humble Boy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, In Praise of Love and the Young America season (Northampton), Blue Remembered Hills, Art, The Changeling, Silas Marner (Theatr Clwyd); Rutherford and Son (Northern Stage); Katherine DeSouza, The Mothership, Linda (Birmingham Rep); Amadeus, Masterclass, Be My Baby (Derby Playhouse); Private Lives, Much Ado About Nothing, If I Were You, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arcadia, The Heretic, The Seagull (Library Theatre, Manchester); The Picture (Salisbury Playhouse). Screen work includes scores for numerous documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, and over 30 short films. Extensive music and sound design for BBC radio drama includes: The Broken Word, Pink Mist, Erebus, Laurels and Donkeys, In Memoriam, At The Mountains of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Between Friends, Babel’s Tower, Faust, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Caesar Price Our Lord, It’s Better with Animals, The Histories of Herodotus, The Time Machine, Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Five Fever Tales and What I Heard About Iraq (Prix Italia Jury Special Mention). He's composed two operas: Falling Across and most recently Flicker which was premiered at Sadlers Wells in 2013.