Charles Hagaman is a freelance audio engineer and sound designer. In 2015, Charles joined the production team of the newly-opening National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, becoming production coordinator in 2018. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of public events in early 2020, he became technical director of digital media for Live@NationalSawdust, an initiative of new concert performances recorded from artists’ homes in an effort to continue presenting bold new performances in a time without public gatherings.
From 2012 to 2015, he was technical director of the “scintillating”, “impeccably curated”, and “truly original” (Time Out NY) multimedia chamber music series Ear Heart Music, a “major cultural resource” (New York Arts) in New York City’s new music landscape.
Charles studied computer science at Lehigh University, music theory and composition at Westminster Choir College, and holds a masters of music technology in Tonmeister Studies from New York University. He recently relocated from Brooklyn to Westport, Connecticut.