Collaborators

Elaine Mitchener - Vocal artist
Elaine Mitchener is a vocalist noted for her unique mixture of styles ranging from contemporary classical, gospel, jazz, free-improvisation. Artists she has performed and worked with include: Irvine Arditti, Steve Beresford, Brodsky Quartet, John Butcher, Dam van Huynh, Max Eastley, Heiner Goebbels, Henry Grimes, Sylvia Hallett, George Lewis, Lore Lixenberg, Christian Marclay, Phil Minton, Alasdair Roberts, Mark Sanders, David Toop, Matthew Wright, and Jason Yarde. Recent performances include hcmf//, Spitalfields Music, Sounds New, La Dynamo, Weserburg MOMA, Hepworth (Wakefield), khm (Cologne). Future work includes White Cube (guest performance for Christian Marclay's exhibition), 'Between Worlds' (Tansy Davies/Nick Drake/Deborah Warner) for ENO/Barbican, Cheltenham Jazz Festival (with Akexander Hawkins), Industrialising Intimacy (a collaboration with George Lewis/David Toop/Dam van Huynh and supported by Sound and Music's touring scheme).
www.elainemitchener.wordpress.com

David Toop - Musician/Composer, Writer and Curator
David Toop has written four books, currently translated into eight languages: Rap Attack (now in its third edition), Ocean of Sound (included in the Observer Music Monthly’s 50 Greatest Music Books Ever), Exotica (a winner of the 21st annual American Books Awards for 2000), and Haunted Weather. His first album, New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments, was released on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1975; since 1995 he has released seven solo albums. Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London, and Senior Research Fellow at the Sound Arts & Design Department of the London College of Communication, he completed an AHRC Research Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts in 2007. His project – Sound Body – was a three year study of digital technology and improvised music performance.
He also directs Unknown Devices: the Laptop Orchestra, a large improvising ensemble convened at London College of Communication.
www.davidtoopblog.com

Jamie Hamilton - Composer
Jamie Hamilton is a composer and mixed-media artist, as well as an interpreter of contemporary music. He works collaboratively, often devising works through conversations with other artists. He makes music, performances and installations, which have been shown in many contexts, ranging from an abandoned grain silo, to concert halls and dance theatres. He has been commissioned or supported by Tate Britain, The Place, SPOR Festival (Dn), ACE/British Council, The City of London, The Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Styrian Cultural Ministry (At), Dance United, Van Huynh Company, the National Lottery, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, AUT (At) and CEPRODAC (Mx). He is a curator of the performance event series London Topophobia. He lives and works in London.
www.jamiehamilton.net

Martyna Poznańska - Composer
Martyna Poznanska is a sound artist investigating environmental sounds, noise within urban environments, associations between sounds and objects, and performative aspects of listening. Her work features composed music created with field recordings, installations, situational performances, and live improvisation. She studied at the University of the Arts, London, and is currently studying Sound at UdK, Berlin. She works between Krakow, London and Berlin.
www.martynapoznanska.com

Barry Lewis - Photographer, Filmmaker
Barry Lewis is an award winning London-based photographer, founder and director of Network Photographers, and filmmaker, who has worked internationally for numerous books and magazines from Life magazine to National Geographic. As well as photo-journalism and portraiture, he has directed over 20 documentaries, commercials and art films. His work has been exhibited at the V&A, The Museum of London, The Photographers Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art - Oxford. Notable exhibitions and awards include Positive Lives a Network exhibition about living with AIDS in 1993, that continues to tour internationally, the Vogue Award and the World Press Award’s Oscar Barnac Medal for humanitarian photography. The film Pond using high-powered microscopy with music by David Toop was selected for a contemporary art film series with Carlos Casas Productions. Barry is currently developing a film project “What do you think happens when you die?” based on a wide spectrum of interviews ranging from priests to quantum biologists.
www.barrylewisphotography.com

Dom Czapski - Performer
Raised in South Africa and France, Dom trained in dance in Paris, and then at Laban in London. He has since performed in the UK and abroad. He has worked with, amongst others, Phelim McDermott / Improbable, Joe Moran, Ben Wright, Janusz Orlik, Handspring, Mervyn Millar, Ben Duke, English National Opera & Teatro Real. Dom recently played the role of Mr Farthing at the Sheffield Crucible, in Jonathan Watkin's critically-acclaimed adaptation of "Kes". As well as being a member of Van Huynh Company, Dom is currently a member of award-winning dance company bgroup, and a co-curator of London Topophobia.
www.domczapski.com

Antony Hateley - Lighting Designer
Antony is a Lighting designer working primarily in contemporary dance. A selection of the artists and organisations he has worked for includes Breakin’ Convention, Sadler’s Wells, Ivan Putrov, Avant Garde Dance, Company Decalage, Protein Dance, Akademi, Threads Dance Company, and Tavaziva Dance. In addition to lighting design Antony provides production management and relights for both national and international touring productions. Clients have included Russell Maliphant, Martin Creed, Lost Dog, Headspace Dance and Gecko Theatre Company.
www.antonyhateley.com

Dan Ayling - Dramaturg
Dan is a freelance director and dramaturg. He trained at Birkbeck and Guildhall. Dan was Runner Up for the JMK Young Directors Award 2007; Associate Director at The Print Room from 2010 - 2013; and Associate Artist at Cryptic from 2012 - 2014. He has directed for companies including the Almeida, Hampstead Theatre, Spitalfields Music Festival, the Arcola and Scottish Opera. He has also worked at ENO, ROH, the Lincoln Center, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Shakespeare’s Globe, ETT, Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. As an assistant/associate director Dan has worked with directors including Katie Mitchell, Lucy Bailey and Phelim McDermott. Future projects include directing the US stage premiere of Written on Skin at the Lincoln Center; assisting Katie Mitchell on a new production of Alcina at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; and a revival of Vast White Stillness for Brighton Festival.
www.danayling.com

Louise Murton Murray and Michelle Tofi - Byoc Films
www.byocfilms.com

Robert Piwko - Photographer
www.robertpiwko.com

Jonathan Samuels - Lighting Designer
www.samprojects.co.uk

David Ball - Photographer
www.glassbrush.co.uk

Kimie Nakano - Costume designer
www.kimienakano.net

Yann Seabra - Set and costume designer
www.yannseabra.com

Leon Michener - Composer
www.soundcloud.com/leonmichener

Mikhail Karikis - Vocal artist
www.mikhailmusic.com

Es Devlin - Designer
www.esdevlin.com

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