Noise is an exciting new musical by César Alvarez that is about — you guessed it — sound! Imagine our delight at being asked to sound/video design and engineer the 2017 production at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, directed by Andrew Neisler. Our Sound and Video Designers, Jim Petty and Luke Norby respectively, worked directly with César to create a unique system to help tell the story of how the very essence of civilization might be tied up in the noises that we make. Inspired by 1980’s French philosophy and an ever-flawed social structure, NOISE is a special piece of theatre that gave the team at Five OHM the opportunity to work in the way we like best: unconventionally and imaginatively. In collaboration with the show’s creative team (which included our Creative Producer, Nicole Martorana) and with the rest of the Five OHM staff, we successfully incorporated a Moog, a Nord, rocks, a document projector, seventeen iPhones, wired and wireless mics, and an omnichord.