Anna Whitaker is an Australian sonic artist with a background as a classical violinist, recording engineer and composer.
As a composer-performer, Anna’s work has been featured front and centre of productions and theatre companies including La Boite Theatre Company, Bleach Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival, Brisbane Festival and The Farm Company. These works have been written for a variety of formats, including playhouses, music for screen and immersive surround sound installation. The diversity of challenges - ranging from subtle underscoring and subliminal influence to heart-wrenching scores and floor-shaking impacts - share equal appeal.
Mark Isaacs, Ivan Sen and Cameron Patrick list themselves among the ranks of composers to trust Anna’s attention to detail as an audio engineer. A notable highlight includes a co-recording credit on Sen’s 2015 blockbuster sequel Goldstone. Anna’s freelance experience as a front-of-house engineer has led to gigs mixing for acclaimed international pop acts through to touring ballet companies in capacity theatres.
On most given days, you can find Anna in a sonic laboratory, dissecting and distorting sound beyond recognition for her latest musical offering.