Connor Ross is a sound designer, composer and musician who focuses on space and auditory textures in his creative practice. With an ongoing focus on ambisonic and surround sound use in theatre, installations and music production, Connor’s work emphasises immersion within worlds. Some of his recent theatrical credits have included work on: Toy Symphony (Dir. Sarah Vickery, Melbourne Fringe, 2019); My Wife Peggy(Dir. Gavin Roach, Gasworks Premiere, 2019); We Were There(Dir. Dirk Hoult, Tilted Projects, 2018); Macbeth(Dir. Simon Phillips, Melbourne Theatre Company, 2017).
Connor’s ongoing project Spaces In Between– a work exploring how composition can fit seamlessly into the gaps within the natural soundscapes of environments – has appeared in various iterations as site-specific audio installations, including as commissioned by City of Melbourne for Signal Sound Commissions ’19, and as part of RMIT’s SIAL Studios Ambisonic Modelling concert ’17.
As an events producer, Connor Ross has founded a number of events series which focus on filling needs within local industry and community. This includes the ongoing series Songs On Song, which brings together songwriters in a game of free-association with songs.
As a music producer and songwriter, Connor has worked with a number of independent artists and songwriters, focusing on song development through considered pre-production. This has included pre-production for Tess Guthrie’s debut single WUTO, and collaborations with industry-leading songwriter Bri Clark.