So you want my arts job: Soundscape Designer

To a layperson, Guy Webster makes cool noises for a living, but his job is far more complicated than that.

Guy Webster is the Soundscape Designer for Lightscape Brisbane. He’s a composer, sound designer, sound artist and music producer working across the mediums of theatre, dance, circus, sound art, installation and new media.  

Webster’s broad body of work has featured in theatres, festivals and galleries throughout Australia, Japan, Europe, the UK, the US and China. While his live performances have seen him share the stage with the likes of Powderfinger, The Cruel Sea, Mad Professor and Sarah Blasko, he maintains a strong connection with community through a range of projects working to facilitate storytelling in all its forms.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on