A photo of Anna Whitaker, credit Gabriel Comerford.

Anna Whitaker is a multi award-winning Queensland-based sound designer and composer with a palate for experimental, acousmatic works and surround sound composition. She graduated from Queensland Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Technology and has since designed and composed for productions including MONA FOMA, Sydney Dance Company, Australasian Dance Company, The Farm, Tasdance, Stompin, La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane Festival, BLEACH* Festival, Home of the Arts (HOTA), Festival 2018 – Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Arts and Culture Program, Vulcana Circus and Playlab Theatre.

Anna's vast background in classical music and technology-based sound art result in musical concoctions from the traditional and contemporary worlds. She received the 2020/21 and 2019 Matilda Award for Best Sound Design for her work on Michael Smith’s Cowboy and The Farm’s Throttle respectively. Anna's unique voice is also evident in her installation works which have exhibited at BLEACH* Festival, HOTA, Metro Arts and QPAC Museum.

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