Creative Lives — Meet sound designer, music producer and composer, Matthew Wilcock

Posted 14 November 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

When presented with jaw-dropping visuals in a film, or an ad on TV, you might not think twice about the sound accompanying it. But whether it’s the swelling sound of an orchestra, modern pop or bleeding edge electronic music, while you’re not seeing it, you’re definitely experiencing its effects. No one knows this better than Matthew Wilcock. As one-half of award-winning studio Zelig Sound, Matthew and his team create emotive sound and music for clients like Nike, HBO, Logitech, Squarespace, Microsoft and ManvsMachine. Despite dropping out of a fine art degree to study music, the course he attended actively encouraged him to read Aristotle, and develop the conceptual and critical thinking skills he still uses to this day. We caught up with Matthew to talk about keyboards, making music, and the skills needed to work in sound design.

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