Originally from Poland. He graduated from the Music Academy in Poznan and the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium.
He composed the score for Sutra, a collaboration with choreographer Sidi Larbi Charkaoui, sculptor Anthony Gormley and monks from the Shaolin temple in China. He has composed for the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, David Dawson, Malgorzata Dzierzon (Rambert Dance Company), Polish Dance Theatre and Het Nationale Ballet. Szymon's contemporary compositions were performed during the music @ venture festival in Antwerp, Festival of Polish Piano Music and Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival in Canterbury. He also wrote the soundtrack for the film Le bruit des gens autour.
Mark creates instrumental, chamber and orchestral music as well as music for voice, dance and film. His music has been performed by many leading performers and ensembles at festivals and events throughout the UK, Europe and the US and is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Mark is currently Resident Composer with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the 2011–12 Music Fellow at Rambert Dance Company. In 2006 Mark was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize. He was appointed the first composer-in-residence at Handel House Museum from 2006–2007. Mark is a founder member of the critically acclaimed Camberwell Composers’ Collective and was New Music Associate at Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge from 2008–2010. He has recently composed new works for the Arditti Quartet, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, the baritone Jeremy Huw Williams, Richard Alston Dance Company, London Handel Festival and W11 Opera.
Kate Whitley (b. 1989) is composer, pianist, and producer who is a 2014 Borletti Buitoni Trust Special Award Winner and received a 2013 Sky Academy Futures Fund Bursary for her work to widen access to classical music: “a generation tainted by nothing except enthusiasm, daring, virtuosity and idealism is blazing onto the scene. Kate Whitley is typical of this bold new breed” (The Times, 2011). She is the founder and Artistic Director, with conductor Christopher Stark, of The Multi-Story Orchestra, which began with a critically acclaimed performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in a disused multi-storey Car Park in Peckham. It’s work has been widely acclaimed: "The response was ecstatic, and it deserved to be" (New York Times); 'Forget fusty concert halls, the future of music is emerging in a municipal Car Park' (The Times, 2011); 'Anyone who doubts the value of music education should get down to this concrete jungle and watch its effects in action' (The Telegraph, 2014) She has been hailed as a ‘remarkable and innovative young musician of huge promise’ (Seen and Heard International, 2012), and her music described as ‘uniquely sensitive’ (Bachtrack, 2013), ‘powerfully moving’ (Edinburgh Fringe Review, 2011);, and “a remarkable feat.. with a genuine emotional gravity” (The Telegraph, 2015). She was 2013-4 Music Fellow at Rambert Dance Company, and 2015 New Music Programmer at Kettles Yard Art Gallery.
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NEW MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE
New Movement is a collective of new generation choreographers with a long collaborative working history, both as dancers and dance-makers with europe's leading ballet and contemporary companies.
developing work that is directly presented in response to different and unusual theatrical settings, new movement aims to challenge the notions of traditional performance and evolve the landscape of contemporary theatre.
Please visit: http://www.newmovement.org.uk