Haley Shaw is a composer, music producer, and audio engineer based in Brooklyn. She's currently a composer and sound designer at Gimlet Media, where she has created work for Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty, Jonathan Goldstein's HeavyweightTwice Removed, and Crimetown.

  • Her music has appeared on Gimlet Media and This American Life, on film projects with CBC Films, Sony Films, and Skybound, and for brands Adobe, Blue Apron, Squarespace, Prudential, and Audible.
  • She has mixed audio and created sound design for Gimlet Media, The Great Discontent, ThrdCoast Music, Manhattan Film Institute, and W. W. Norton and Company, and for multiple independent filmmakers.
  • She has performed sound engineering and stage production for WNYC's Soundcheck and The Greene Space, and Rockville Pictures, and Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg.


"stellar sound design" - Nick Quah, for Vulture

"luxuriant sound design" - BENJAMIN CANNON, FOR A.V. CLUB



Haley composes both acoustic and electronic chamber music that deals with the stratification of sounds and its personal and social affect on the listener. She's been invited to hold multiple artist residences at the Banff Centre, as well as participating in new music festivals such as New England Conservatory's SICPP and Fresh Inc Festival. Her works have been read, performed, and commissioned by ensembles such as Fifth House Ensemble, Amaranth Quartet, Holland Weissman Duo, and Latitude 49. She studied Composition and Technology in Music and Related Arts with Lewis Nielson, Peter Swendsen, and Eric Wubbels. Her works have been featured in masterclasses held by Hans Thomalla, Michael Pisaro, David Rakowski, Stacy Garrop, and the JACK Quartet.



Homepage photography courtesy of Dale Rothenberg.