It’s difficult to believe but Echo Echo’s Technical Manager and all round audio, lighting and design wizard, Barry Davis, has a five-year work anniversary this week!
Barry joined Echo Echo during our first year based in our new home studios in Waterloo House back in January 2014 with the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Since then Barry has become central to nearly all of Echo Echo’s artistic projects and programming – from lighting design for Echo Echo productions The Cove, Lost in Frost and Walk By (to name but a few) – and supporting all of the various audio-visual and technical requirements of several hundred visiting artists and companies from around the world at Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement.
In addition to this, Barry co-produces and supports the ongoing music, residency and hire programmes at Echo Echo Studios in a wide variety of ways – lighting and sound requirements, PR design, sourcing equipment and materials, and providing last minute technical troubleshooting. Barry also oversees a range of vital operational tasks behind the scenes at Echo Echo from risk assessments to building maintenance, and video editing to IT troubleshooting. It’s fair to say we couldn’t manage without him.
But don’t take our word for it! Here are a few recent comments from visiting artists to Echo Echo Studios…
“The tech team was wonderful and very professional.”
“The technical support we received was great – Barry answered any questions we had right away, and fixed any issues we encountered. “
“Barry was brilliant. He asked way in advance about all our tech needs and knew everything off by heart when we got there. Perfect queues. Nice lighting. We loved performing in that space.”
“Barry is a dream come true!”
Thanks, Barry! Here’s to the next five years.
From all the Echoes x