Max Lyandvert


Max is a multi-award winning composer, sound designer and stage director.

Max’s composing screen credits include the miniseries – The Kettering Incident (Porchlight for Foxtel) winner of 2016 AACTA, Best Original Music Score in Television with along with composer Matteo Zingales, The Devils Playground (Matchbox Pictures for Foxtel), feature documentaries- Gayby Baby (Feature doco for Gayby Baby Productions), After the Wave (Feature Doco for Supernova), choir arrangements for feature Hey Hey it’s Esther Blueburger (EB Productions) and composing on the shorts The Sense Of It (Sydney Festival with Kate Champion) and Two Wheeled Time Machine (AFTRS).

For theatre, his Composer and Sound Designer credits includes – for Sydney Theatre Company Mary Stuart, Saint Joan, Top GirlsDinner, Australian Graffiti, Testament of Mary, Hay Fever, The Golden Age, Endgame, Children of the Sun, Macbeth, Perplex, Waiting for Godot (Sound Design) Fury, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Gross Und Klein, True West, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Oresteia, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Elling, The Crucible, King Lear, War of the Roses, The Vertical Hour, Doubt, Festen PentecostThe RecruitLa DisputeLife after George, FirefaceThree Sisters, Lady in the Van and Life is A Dream; for Bell Shakespeare The Miser, Antony and Cleopatra, Merchant of Venice and Othello; for Queensland Theatre The Winter’s Tale; for Belvoir Street Theatre; The Wizard of Oz, Oedipus Rex, The BusinessThe Ham FuneralUBU (Composed only), Gulls, Macbeth, The Idiot, Kafka Dances, Courtyard of Miracles, Closer, The Rose Tattoo and Twelfth Night; for STCSA Art and Soul and Design for Living; for Ensemble Theatre Marjorie Prime (Composer); for Theatre Works Dubbuk and for MTC El DoradoThe Ham Funeral and Diary of a Plague Year.

Some of Max’s international work includes sound designing for New York’s Ontological Theatre’s The Four Twins.  Max composed music for About Face, Kate Champion’s solo dance work. Max directed and composed the soundtrack for the Australian premiere of Richard Forman’s My Head Was A Sledgehammer for B Sharp. For 2003 Sydney Festival Max directed his own premiere work Close Your Little Eyes.

Max has won the Helpmann Award for Best Sound Design twice (War of the Roses and The Ham Funeral/Journal of the Plague Year) and been nominated for Three Sisters. He’s been nominated for the Sydney Theatre Awards for Saint Joan, The Testament of MaryThe Age I’m InThe Art of War, The Lost Echo, Now that Communism, Festen and Julius Caesar.

For enquiries regarding Max Lyandvert please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.