Ben Keene is a composer, recordist and sound designer. He graduated with distinction from the RMIT Digital Media Course in 2016 and was awarded the RMIT Higher Education Award. He is currently a casual academic and completing his Honours degree at RMIT.
His theatre sound design credits include the Melbourne Theatre Company, Expressions Dance Company, TheatreWorks, Hoy Polloy and Big West Festival.
He works closely with Darrin Verhagen as part of the band Shinjuku Thief (with whom he completed additional composition for the AFI award nominated soundtrack THE BOYS IN THE TREES in 2016) and as a research assistant at AkE (Audiokinetic Experiments) Lab.
He is a member of FINUCANE SMITH, collaborating on productions including INTIMATE 8 at the National Gallery of Victoria and THE FLOOD at XiXi international theatre festival in Shanghai.
Ben's sonic installation practice includes the composition for a 6DOF chair experience directed by Daniel Schlusser (coming to the public in 2019), and curating a sound installation for State Library Victoria, Intimate Surround, in 2018.
Ben is the sound engineer, editor and composer on podcasts and videos for WITNESSPERFORMANCE.com