Walter has 25+ years of experience in all aspects of the audio world. Born in Belgium and working in venues all over Europe, he moved to Los Angeles in 1988.  He has worked internationally as a producer, recording engineer, live sound engineer, sound designer, and audio post production engineer.  Recently, he’s worked with international recording star Jose Feliciano, doing the audio mix on the Blu-ray release Jose Feliciano: Live in Tel Aviv, and providing select front-of-house mixing at various festivals in Europe.  He also engineered a recording session for the acclaimed a cappella group Anonymous 4 and the Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Tin.

He has done sound mixing, and sound design for film, theatre, opera, websites, and art installations.  His sound design for theatre and opera houses includes productions for La Mama ETC (New York), Center for Bilingual Arts (Los Angeles), PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre Theaterfest (CA),  Romanian National Theatre (Romania), The Flanders Opera (Belgium), and for Stephen Schwartz’s new musical My Fairy Tale. He co-composed and sound designed Seven Stars in Paradise, a new musical for screen adaptation.

Other recent work includes sound design and post production for the independent feature film Ruby Booby, and for N-Squared Media Solutions.

He has lectured and taught audio courses and workshops at UCLA, Amsterdam School of the Arts, The University of Kent (UK), CSU Fresno, and at Allan Hancock College.  He presented papers at the Prague Quadrennial in 2011, and previously held professor positions at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and at the University of South Carolina. He is currently Associate Professor in audio engineering, live sound technology, and audio post production at the New England School of Communications, Husson University, in Maine.

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