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‘Dynamique Sonore Seduce’ 2015, wall-mount, paper, gall ink, pastel, powder coated aluminium frame hanging system, ca. 120 x 180 cm

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Born in South Africa. Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
languedeson, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney
Inside There Falls, installation presented by Sydney Festival and co-commissioned by Brett Clegg, Gretel Packer, Simon and Catriona Mordant AM & Sydney Festival Project Partner: Sydney Dance Company. Supported by: City of Sydney, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Andrew Rothery & Julia Champtaloup

SELECTED WORKS

2015
Trichotomy, a musical response to Conrad Shawcross’s Three Perpetual Chords, commissioned by Southwark Council and the Contemporary Arts Society

2014
Momentum, United Visual Artists, Musical Director, commissioned by the Barbican, Curve Gallery

2013
he fell amongst roses, commissioned by the Metropolis New Music Festival, premiere Melbourne Recital Centre
Passage, with United Visual Artists commissioned by Sultrans and the Two Tunnels Group
Funeral Music, a re-interpretation of Lutotslowski’s,for Polish Masters -commissioned by Sacrum Profanum Festival

2012
Nothing Is Set In Stone, presented by the Mayor Of London and Oxford Contemporary Music in partnership with the Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road Group , Fairlop Waters Country Park, Overcraft and Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure and Mira Calix, part of the London 2012 Festival
Champagne, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1928, new score commissioned by the British Film Institute

2011
We Are Over There, with Larry Goves commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
The Orchestrion, commissioned by The Creators Project and United Visual Artists
Just One More Thing, commissioned by Robert Black (Bang On A Can)/Soundwaves Festival
I Desire No Commendation, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery and Illustrius
Love From Cada, commissioned by Festival Cultural Electroni(K)
Visiting Tarab, commissioned by Performa 2011 and the Sharjah Art Foundation  curated by Tarek Atoui

2010
The Adventures Of Prince Achmed, commissioned by Birds Eye View
Half Flower, Half Self, commissioned by Opera North
Spring Falls Back, commissioned by Bang On A Can
Brainwaves, commissioned by Faster Than Sound
Melodies From My Mothers Knees, commissioned by Octum
Fables A Film Opera, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, commissioned by Streetwise Opera

2009
Chorus, with United Visual Artists, commissioned by Opera North
Nunu Wadudu, Recovery/Discovery LP, commissioned by BMIC
curated by Lieven Bertels
Strata 2, installation, commissioned by the Nemo Festival/Arcadi
Musique pour Statues Menhirs, commissioned by Arbouse Recordings
She’ll Be Around, commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Arts

2008
Natures, commissioned by Faster Than Sound
Transparent Roads, commissioned by Augusto Contento
Rock Music/ Rock Art, commissioned by the London Sinfonietta
Ort-Oard, commissioned by London Sinfonietta
My Secret Heart, commissioned by Streetwise Opera

2007
Sonnet 130, commissioned by The Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North
curated by Gavin Bryars
Africa Joy Joy commissioned by Pollinari
Onibus, commissioned by Opera North

2006
Elephant And Castle, commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival
Dead Wedding, with Faulty Optic, commissioned by Opera North and The Manchester International Festiva

AWARDS

2011
Fables – A Film Opera, British Composers Award, Nominee

2010
Strata #2 – Best Original Soundtrack, Rencontres Audiovisuelles, Winner
Exchange and Return, Grant For The Arts, Winner
My Secret Heart, National Lottery Arts Award, Finalist
Chorus with United Visual Artists, Prix Ars Electronica, Award Of Distinction

2009
My Secret Heart, Royal Philharmonic Society Award, Winner
My Secret Heart, British Composers Award, Community Category, Winner

2008
Quercus Lamu Bursary

2015
‘Dynamique Sonore Seduce’ 2015, wall-mount, paper, gall ink, pastel, powder coated aluminium frame hanging system, ca. 120 x 180 cm
‘Dynamique Sonore Simmer’ 2015, wall-mount, paper, gall ink, pastel, powder coated aluminium frame hanging system, ca. 120 x 180 cm
‘Dynamique Sonore Slide’ 2015, wall-mount, paper, gall ink, pastel, powder coated aluminium frame hanging system, ca. 120 x 180 cm
‘Dynamique Sonore Soar’ 2015, wall-mount, paper, gall ink, pastel, powder coated aluminium frame hanging system, ca. 120 x 180 cm
‘Dynamique Sonore Sorrow’ 2015, wall-mount, paper, gall ink, pastel, powder coated aluminium frame hanging system, ca. 120 x 180 cm
‘Dynamique Sonore Stalk’ 2015, wall-mount, paper, gall ink, pastel, powder coated aluminium frame hanging system, ca. 120 x 180 cm
‘Scritto 1- 4’, 2015, paper, ink, acrylic, 48 x 37 cm
‘Scritto 1- 4’, 2015, paper, ink, acrylic, 48 x 37 cm
‘ὀνοματοποιία’, Movement 1 - 4’, 2015, custom electronic and sensors, paper, base 25 x 25 x 12 cm, dimensions variable
‘The wine-dark-sea’, 2014, hand print and fold, 2014, paper, copper, copper paint, sound art work, powder coated steel frame and custom electronics, 100 x 100 x 7 cm, edition 5 of 5 +1AP, (produced in relation to installation ‘Inside there falls’ Carriageworks)