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Dale Sherrard

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Dale Sherrard

  • Sound designer.
  • Composer.
  • Artist.
Dale Sherrard

Dale Sherrard is an experimental composer, sonic sculptor and sound designer. He teaches sound design as adjunct assistant professor of Sonic Arts in the Media Arts Program at the University of Montana. He holds a master’s degree in sound from The Milton Avery Graduate Program at Bard College in New York. 

Sherrard’s work ranges in various formats including gallery and museum installation, orchestrated performance, avant opera, scores for film and modern dance and studio recordings for playback. Recent works have exhibited in Missoula and in Austria and also include a series of student orchestra phonography pieces performed locally. Collaborations include work with Italian sculptor and animator Luca Buvoli and as sound designer and co-composer that premiered at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburg, Penn., and was shown at New York's MOMA in January 2009. He has also collaborated with choreographers Ani Weinstein and Anya Cloud in New York.

Recent film credits include the soundtrack to the Ken Burns award-winning short film "Foggy Mountains Breakdown More Than Non-Foggy Mountains" by filmmaker Jessie Stead, sound design for Tony Torn's film "The Grand Inquisitor," sound design for “Universal VIP” with Ken White and archival sound for “Winter In The Blood.”

After 25 years in New York, Sherrard now resides in Missoula and Seattle, Wash.

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