Program Books/Gavan Eckhart

Gavan Eckhart

Sound Engineer

Gavan Eckhart is a sound engineer and producer and owns Soul Fire Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa. For many years, he has been working with the finest of the South African music industry. He has recorded and mixed the sound for artists such as Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Soweto Gospel Choir, and Freshly Ground, and has produced sound for William Kentridge’s collaborative works with Philip Miller (including Miller’s extensive film score repertoire). Eckhart also tours with top South African and international bands, providing live mixes for a diverse listenership. His vast experience in theater, television, film, and music production has recently culminated in the creative utilization of sound technology in visual arts and music production. He is currently installing sound systems for museums and venues, produces and mixes a variety of musical and visual artists, both in the studio and on the road. Eckhart has been nominated for a SAMA for Miriam Makeba’s Reflections as well as a Golden Reel Award for the soundtrack to Book of Negros. For more information, visit