Sandy Dobson

digital composer & sound designer

Recent works

Physically Being Me - Six Stories from Deaf and Disabled Dancers

This was a short film produced by CFU for the Foundation for Community Dance and was funded through the award winning Speak Up Film Fund


Again, original music (both diagetic and non-diagetic) and sound-design for a CFU film.Sponge is a short film which displays an honest, raw and realistic view of dementia and the difficult challenges it brings to individuals and family relationships. The film is to be used as a training tool for professionals, adult carers and young carers throughout the UK so it is important that it is realistic and also has a positive twist when appropriate.

Guildford International Music Festival 2013

Root and Cane

Two quite different pieces by Sandy Dobson appearred in the GIMF last year, both collaborative pieces with good friends.

Firstly there's a collaboration with Tom Kilworth titled Root and Cane as part of the Surrey University Composers Concert 2013. This will be a piece composed for chamber orchestra, pre-rendered electronics and live monome and will feature alongside five other newly composed pieces for chamber orchestra by a wide variety of composers from different musical backgrounds.

Protocol Projects at Guildford castle

Second, Sandy and Sian Goldby will be reproducing their collaborative installation/performance Protocol Projects, originally created for the Siobhan Davies dance studio as part of the Big Dance Festival 2012. This year, as part of GIMF, Protocol Projects will be reinvented for the Guildford castle keep.

Please find below a short clip of the protocol project during the Big Dance Festival.