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Sound Designer

The sound designer’s work should go unnoticed by the audience, and yet still subtly affect them. Unlike the composer or performer, whose efforts are meant to be heard, this person aims to create an aural environment that insinuates emotion, rather than insisting.

Master Electrician

There is no plot too complicated or electrical emergency too daunting for this guru of the ampere—if there’s solder and gaff tape, there’s a way to get it done. The master electrician implements the lighting design of a production and makes sure the whole rig doesn’t go up in a spectacular display of sparking shorts and electrical fires. They also spend entirely too much time and money concocting elaborate holiday home lighting displays.

Lighting Technician

The capacity of lighting technology to visually captivate an audience has advanced tremendously over the past two decades. Automated instruments are becoming more sophisticated, wireless dimmers have unshackled the designer, and behind all of this innovation are the lighting technicians who meticulously place and care for millions of dollars’ worth of totally awesome toys.

Feld Entertainment

Irvin Feld saw the light of the American circus and live family entertainment nearly extinguished and made it his mission to pull the genre back from the edge of obscurity. Feld purchased “The Greatest Show on Earth” in 1967, and in 1981 mounted the first show in a strategic partnership with Walt Disney.

Merchandise Manager

Sometimes mistakenly assumed to be a friend of the band “helping out,” the merchandise manager is, in fact, an integral component of an artist’s business plan.

Aderra Media Technologies

Ed Donnelly, musician and founder of Eggfoot Records, started Aderra Media Technologies in 2007. Through the company’s patented technology, concertgoers get the instant gratification of taking home a live recording of the concert on USB or MicroSD. 

Audio Technician

Live sound production combines the science of perfecting signal amplification and equalization with the art of blending each voice and instrument to produce the desired feel or emotional response. The audio technicians who contribute to stage plays and concerts work to ensure that the audience doesn’t just hear the music and dialogue, but enjoys each audible nuance of a joyful laugh or melancholy ballad.