Darren Copeland

Sound Artist

Technical/Production Skills


Composition, Sound Recording (location and studio), Sound Editing, Sound Processing, Event Management, Loudspeaker installation and tuning, and Live Sound Reinforcement. Performance and Exhibition Curation, Event Fundraising, Event Management and Production; as well as technical direction and production for live performance, gallery exhibitions, internet streaming, FM Radio broadcasts, telematic networked broadcasts, and on demand video.


Artistic Director; New Adventures in Sound Art – Toronto, ON – November 1998 to Present

Artistic Curating; Technical Coordination, Operation and Production; Event Production; Workshop Instruction; Advising Clients; Fundraising; Grant Writing; Audio Research

Initiated and produced three arts festivals that have operated for over ten years. Introduced presentation innovations for surround sound for live performance contexts. Created opportunities for Toronto area artists to create work in a new artistic medium. Traveled internationally to conferences and festivals.

Skills Used
Event planning and budgeting; technical supervision and operation; client consultation; leading instructional workshops; funding application preparation; internet audio and video production; surround sound audio production.

Freelance Sound Design, Technical Services and Production – Brampton, ON – June 1985 to Present

Operating personal studios in analog and digital domains (including both mac and windows platforms) in order to create productions for performance, broadcast, and public sound installations.

Productions published, broadcast and presented internationally.

Skills Used
All aspects of running a creative audio freelance business – creation, composition, production, technical operation, design, coordination, fundraising, grant writing, management. Versed in mac and PC audio software applications as well as basic skills in video editing.


Mmus in Electroacoustic Music Composition
The University of Birmingham – Birmingham
1996 to 1997

Bachelor of Arts in Fine & Performing Arts – Music Concentration
Simon Fraser University – Burnaby, BC
1989 to 1993

Theatre Arts Diploma in Technical Theatre – Sound and Lighting concentration
Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology – Welland, ON
1987 to 1989