Quick-to-Chuckle Rory Murphy, a Sagittarius rising Virgo, born in Woodstock, Illinois in 1982, is curious, enthusiastic, fair-minded, and warm-hearted. He is, above all things, a very engaged Individual ! In Touch with the fine distinctions and absurdities of Life, his perceptive Soul as a Lunar Piscean comes through in the form of a strong, receptive Sense of humor and the ability to empathize in the absence of Experience. In the right Context, he can be talkative but usually maintains a low-key and determined Energy.
In his Studio in Hyde Park is where Rory currently works and rests. A cycle of shifting Scenes and retreating into Solitude are both crucial to Balance his need for stimulus and recharge. The Intimate space is surrounded by a wall of full-light windows, curtained by the Evening time, a stacked trio of bicycles, a high bookcase holding some Influential volumes by Italo Calvino, Franz Kafka, David Nye, and some plants, well-watered. His workstation—a double-monitor display with speakers, set upon the mosaic tabletop in which Thyestes was served a banquet made from the flesh of his own Children by his brother Atreus who murdered them—is what centers the whole room. How does sound sit in a room? he asks. It is the Question at the core of his job.
Rory studied Theater Sound Design & Technology at the University of Illinois. He has worked at Court Theater and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, bouncing between Chicago and Urbana-Champaign. Now he is a freelance sound engineer, working music Festivals, doing his own Classical recordings, collaborating with Stephanie Acosta on No One is Anywhere, and sound editing for Ladies Almanack.
Rory Murphy at his desk, participating in the Human struggle to Define themselves against the Infinite