Melanie Wilson is a theatre maker whose work combines sound and language to create powerful, poetic performances. Her work employs theatre, sound art and contemporary forms of composition, and is currently exploring science fiction, feminism and the future through her new project Opera for the Unknown Woman: a science fiction, multi-media, new music performance, co-composed with Katarina Glowicka and opening in the UK on 25th May 2016.
As a writer, performer and sound artist she has collaborated with artists and companies across forms of theatre, film, music, installation, fine art and photography. She is interested in creating sound works for a range of different spaces and places from main house auditoria to intimate podcasts.
Melanie creates works that centre on the use of sound as a distinct and subjective agency. Since 2007 she has been making and performing her own work including Landscape II, Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, UK touring; Autobiographer, London, Dublin Fringe Festival 2011, UK touring, (winner Off West End Award for Best Sound Design 2012); Iris Brunette, UK and International touring (winner Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival 2009) all produced by UK producers, Fuel; The View From Here, an audio performance commissioned by BAC for the One on One Festival 2010; The Philosopher of Furniture, BAC commission for The Masque of the Red Death by Punchdrunk; and Simple Girl, London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007, Dublin Fringe Festivals 2007 (nominated Best Actress and Spirit of the Fringe Award).
Her work has been presented in the UK and internationally, featuring in the sound design for the work of director Katie Mitchell, most recently for Cleansed at National Theatre, UK and Reise durch die Nacht, Schauspielhaus, Cologne; Die gelbe Tapete, Schaubühne, Berlin; A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, Berg Theatre, Vienna; The Forbidden Zone, Salzburg Festival; and Reisende auf einem Bein, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg.