Ebony Rattle

multidisciplinary artist.  


I acknowledge that I live and work on the stolen lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded. Please visit Path to Equality for a wealth of resources. 

photograph by chloe morgan

Biography: Ebony Rattle is a sound/vision technician, sound designer and writer/director living on Wurundjeri land. They began their audio career in 2016, cutting their teeth in local dive bars in Melbourne mixing emerging and established local acts, and in 2017 was selected as Arts Centre Melbourne’s Production Trainee in Sound and Vision. In that year, they refined their sound and vision practice, learning under some of Australia’s leading production technicians. Since completing their traineeship, they have toured nationally and internationally as a sound and/or vision technician with Australia’s most prestigious performance companies and some of the biggest music acts in the world.

Ebony has worked as a sound and/or vision technician extensively with Opera Australia, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet, Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, among others. Recent highlights include mixing Front of House for The Buoys for the DZ Deathrays Australian tour, mixing at Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan in 2019 and being an invited delegate at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Convention in California, USA in 2020. Most recently, they have been working on the Live At The Bowl season and judging the prestigious Music Victoria Awards

Previously, they have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media/Cinema) (Distinction) from Swinburne University’s highly regarded film department. Ebony's writing and directing practise focuses on emotional experiences over structured narrative. Their work primarily explores concepts of identity, disability and gender while utilising their technological background to fuse technical production elements to writing and directing to create abstract worlds that sit at the juxtaposition of theatre and technology.

Theatre credits include BLITZ (2019, Alex Theatre St Kilda, writer & director, recipient of the City of Port Philip Melbourne Fringe Grant), Ring, Ring! (2021, Theatre Works, co-writer & director with Ellen Wiltshire). Most recently, they have been developing their next work, A PLACE FOR DOGS, with Antipodes Theatre Company, and working on their first film project, REGALIA, with director April Josie.

Ebony is a proud member of MEAA.