Sound Design Composition

Heather Frahn in her recording studio.

Heather Frahn Sound Design ComposerSince the late 1990’s Heather has been creating original sound design and composition works with some of Australia’s high profile theatre, dance and arts companies, as well as professional artists across a range of disciplines. Over the years she has created countless hours of recorded and live music for arts productions and projects, bringing together sounds and music from natural, acoustic and digital sources.

See below some examples of Heather’s sound design and composition work. Please listen with headphones or quality speakers for accurate audio representation.

Watch Heather’s Sound Design & Composition Projects Playlist Below:

Audio Documentary & Song: “Birthing Stories Project”

Creators and Facilitators: Tessa Kowaliw and Heather Frahn
Composer and Musician: Heather Frahn, guest mandolin Michelle Byrne
VoxPop featuring the voices of Birthing Stories project participants
With thanks to Friends of Womens and Childrens Hospital


Born With You – Song for Relaxation: Download this song here

Birthing Stories VoxPop: Download this VoxPop here

“Birthing Stories” is a consumer-led initiative which is a collaboration between a Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network (WCHN) consumer representative Tessa Kowaliw, and sound and music artist Heather Frahn. At its heart lies the birth stories of 12 WCHN consumers – this project has gathered these experiences and used these to create a variety of written, spoken word, song for relaxation, and visual art-based pieces.
Tessa, Heather and participants officially launched the Birthing Stories collection in 2017, including: the custom-composed Birthing Stories song for relaxation piece featuring group lyrics, the Birth Stories Vox Pop podcast, and the Birthing Stories: Art + Poetry exhibition.

More information about Birthing Stories and other related projects contact Tessa via

Performance Work: “Nursery”

Creator and Director Sally Chance
Composer and Musician Heather Frahn
Dancers Stephen Noonan and Ade Suharto
Designer Wendy Todd
Visual Artist Hiromi Tango
Writer Janeen Brian
Producer Insite Arts

Presented by two dancers and a musician and developed through extensive research into ways in which babies and their adults tune into one another, Nursery offers an immersive experience of dance and music, carefully designed to invite the babies’ investigation of the people, objects, movements, sounds and wordscapes within it.

Come Out Children’s Festival, Adelaide 2015
Out of the Box Festival, Brisbane 2014
Awesome Festival, Perth 2014
Artplay, Melbourne, Australia 2014

Screen Dance Work: “The Forrest Traversed”

Still/Moving Image: Sam Oster
Dance/Choreography: Billie Cook
Sound/Music: Heather Frahn

“24 Hours” 6 x Short Films

Still/Moving Image: Sam Oster, Nick Mollison
Dance/Choreography: Kat Worth
Sound/Music: Heather Frahn
Visual Art: Diwani Oak
A Project of Arts In Health at Flinders Medical Centre

These videos can be viewed by visiting the Arts in Health at FMC Youtube channel playlist of documentaries and projects – link below

Audio Documentary: “It Always Blows Out Here”

Text/Sound/Music: Heather Frahn
A Featured Contribution to ABC Pool

The mighty Murray River, where Heather spent her childhood on a farm.