SVEN KACIREK - WE HAVE BEEN OFFENDED BY THE WORLD LEADERSHIP (2017)

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A passionate advocate of truth and socio-political issues protecting native Africans Sven Kacirek recently completed a work called "Economic Partnership Agreement", the new album by Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni will be released by Pingipung in November 2017. 'We Have Been Offended by the World Leadership'is the first track of the record. The project was funded by the Goethe-Institut's International Co-Production Fund. Sven is most interested in soundtracking factual documentary work. 

KESSF: Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum  

RODI KENYA
SVEN KACIREK

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THOMAS RAGSDALE - ELECTRONIC

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Yorkshire based composer Thomas Ragsdale melds cinematic electronica with immersive soundscapes and blissful techno workouts.

Spending his formative years composing a varied catalogue of music for TV, film and advertising companies, his gradual shift into the world of performing music is one that's quickly won acclaim from the likes of Resident Advisor and FACT. His music has been featured with great effect in two groundbreaking BBC documentaries by Adam Curtis including the acclaimed 'HyperNormalisation', where his track 'Warning Mass' was featured extensively alongside the likes of Brian Eno, Burial and Aphex Twin. His music has also found its way onto commercials by BMW, Prada and Twitter.

Having composed and released soundtracks for feature films premiering at Film4's prestigious FrightFest and EPs with lavish packaging backed with personally intimate subject matters, Thomas' music evokes spacious resonance and emotional response. Thomas so far shared stages on tours and supports with a diverse array of musicians, such as Tropic Of Cancer, Daniel Lanois, Esben & The Witch, Einstürzende Neubauten and Kara-Lis Coverdale.

Supporters of his music include heavyweights Daniel Avery, Solomun and Baikal to name but a few and his DJ sets are focused on rhythm and emotion, with an emphasis on immersing audiences within a deep spacious atmosphere. He also hosts the monthly radio show Soundtracking The Void on Bloop London Radio, playing a mix of sounds across the board from experimental electronica to minimalist classical.

Before Dawn (Soundtrack) [2014 dir- Dominic Brunt]

Bait (Soundtrack) [2015 dir - Dominic Brunt]

Dear Araucalia (EP) [2016 - This is Forever Records]

Blüdhaven (EP) [2016 - This Is It Forever Records] 

EVENTS 

26th August 2017 -  'Attack of the Adult Babies' premiere - FrightFest directed by Dominic Brunt ('Before Dawn')

27th July 2017 - premier of a 90 minute Claymation Horror by Lee Hardcastle - Fantasia Festival, Montréal 

RELATED LINKS

Transition Presented by Topman Design | SS18

Thomas Ragsdale

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HANNAH PEEL - ELECTRONIC / BRASS / STRINGS

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[Video: 'Making the music for Santa Forgot' - Alzeihmers Research UK read more]

Hannah Peel first came to recognition with her mesmerising, hand-punched, music box 80’s (Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, New Order) covers EP Rebox, in 2010. Having released her critically lauded solo debut album The Broken Wave a year later, Hannah then formed The Magnetic North, a highly acclaimed collaborative project with Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad and The Queen, Gorillaz) and Erland Cooper (Erland & The Carnival)

In May 2015 she set off on an UK tour with East India Youth after scoring and playing strings on his recent Culture Of Volume album. 

In addition to her increasingly high profile career as a solo artist and producer, the Northern Irish born singer has also composed for TV, Film, Theatre and Dance, winning a 2013 RTS award for the theme to the channel 4 show dates, as well as two British arrow awards for her Marie Curie Daffodil advertisement. In order to raise awareness of Alzeihmers Research UK, Peel also provided music for an Aardman Animations christmas advertisement narrated by Stephen Fry. 

Hannah Peel's music has featured on hit television shows American Horror Story, Bones, Reign, Ringer and the movie Anna Karenina (2012) and advertisements for Dior, Charlotte Tilbury and ITV

Hannah Peel is now on a new venture with Tubular Bass orchestra working on a new album 'Mario Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia' and playing live shows across the UK. 

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EMILY BARKER - SINGER SONGWRITER

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Emily Barker is the award-winning song-writer of the theme to BBC TV crime drama Wallander.

Performing with The Red Clay Halo, the album Despite The Snow (2008), was recorded in live sessions in a 16th century barn in Norfolk. The album's opening track ‘Nostalgia’ was discovered by composer Martin Phipps and used as the theme tune to BAFTA winning Wallander. Emily subsequently won a Royal Television Society award for best TV theme for Wallander.

Pause’ from their next album Almanac (2011) provided the atmospheric theme to highly acclaimed BBC2 noir thriller The Shadow Line (starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Christopher Eccleston). Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo have toured extensively over the world and performed alongside Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Working once again with Martin Phipps, Emily composed music for The Keeping Room directed by Daniel Barber.

She then went on to compose her first full feature length soundtrack for forthcoming UK movie Hec McAdam directed by Jake Gavin (starring Peter Mullan). Emily is also a member of Vena Portae with British songwriter-theatre maker Dom Coyote and Stockholm based Ruben Engzell. Emily has spent a lot of time in Nashville over the past 2 years and is keen to get stuck into more TV and feature film projects as well as songwriting.


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SVEN KACIREK - PERCUSSIONIST / DRUMMER

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'We Have Been Offended By The World Leadership' (2017)

Hamburg resident and composer Sven Kacirek has released 'We Have Been Offended By The World Leadership' to coincide with the G20 Summit meeting this week. The track forms part of a series of visits to Africa where Kacerick interviews local small-scale farmers, economists and politicians in Kenya concerning the Economic Partnership Agreement.

Valuing more of a musical approach compared to a conventional political documentary, Kacerick has turned these interviews into music and will be releasing an album in November 2017 via Pingipung Records

Sven recently contributed music to the One World Media Awards 2017 and is most interested in creating scores for socio-political documentaries.

As well as works for live theatre, dance and film - Sven Kacirek uses instrumental music to document experiences in different countries.

Discography:

2001 - Field / Cocoon
2007 - The Palmin Sessions 
2011 - The Kenya Sessions 
2012 - Scarlet Pitch Dreams
2014 - The Nutcracker Sessions
2015 - Songs From Okinawa
2016 Sven Kacirek with Thomas Klein - Rhythmus I – IV

SVEN KACIREK 

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RYAN LOTT - POST-ROCK | ELECTRONIC

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'Bones' / 'Lanterns' & Instrumentals
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Ryan Lott, known by his stage name Son Lux, was raised in Denver, Colorado before relocating to New York. He has released four albums, two EPs and a handful of singles, his most recent album Bones appeared in June 2015.

He is also a member of Sisyphus (with Sufjan Stevens) and has featured on one album and an EP with this trio. Additionally Lott has scored the soundtracks for a number of films, most notably Paper Towns in 2015 and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby 2013. In late 2014 he signed with Glassnote Records after previously being with Joyful Noise Recordings.

SON LUX - STRANGER FORMS EP

SON LUX 'BONES'

SON LUX (OFFICIAL WEBSITE)

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LUKE ABBOTT - ELECTRONIC | SOUNDSCAPES

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'Music For A Flat Landscape' & 'Holkham Drones'
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The slow-burning success of his 2010 debut album Holkham Drones was something of a dream induction into the world of professional music-making for Luke Abbott. The “game changing electronic opus” stood out as “far and away one of Drowned in Sound's favourite records of 2010” and landed in Mojo's 'Electronica Albums of 2010' list, amongst wide-spread critical acclaim. It wasn't just about 2010 though; far beyond its initial release Holkham Drones has continued to win over convert upon convert. Four years on, his second full length album Wysing Forest (released in 2014 via Border Community) is named after the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridgeshire where, over a six week period in 2012 as their first ever musician-in-residence, Luke recorded what would later become the album.

In 2015 Luke Abbott won the Best Music Soundtrack award at the Stockholm Film Festival. We would like to congratulate Luke for picking up this fine award. The motivation of the jury was to award the prize for music that used music coming from the culture in which it was set. It managed to use diverse music in a way that respects us as viewers - giving us space to think our own thoughts and feel our own feelings.

LUKE ABBOTT - MUSIC FOR A FLAT LANDSCAPE

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LUKE ABBOTT & JACK WYLLIE

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TIM GANE + SEAN O'HAGAN - AVANTE-GARDE POP | TROPICALIA | EUROPEAN ELECTRO

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Tim Gane (Stereolab) & Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas) originally paired up for the record ‘Turn On’ in 1996. A huge fan of both The High Llamas and Stereolab, French director Marc Fitoussi asked the duo to create his film soundtracks. Fitoussi wanted them to deliver something that captured what he loved about both bands to create distinctive scores for his films to rival classic film composers such as Ennio Morricone, François de Roubaix and Piero Picconi

In his own right, Sean O’Hagan  is an arranger having worked with artists such as Paul Weller, The Coral, Stereolab, Super Furry Animals , Doves, Cornelius, St Etienne, Vanessa D'Mata, Sondre Lechre and Tim Burgess.  Sean also developed sound-scapes for contemporary art installations Musical Painting (2003)Musical Wheel (2007) as well as occasionally acting as musical director for  institutes  such as  the Barbican (Tropicalia season )and  the Southbank  (Meltdown Lost ladies of Folk  2009).

2000 – 'Sunburn' directed by Kieron Murphy

2007 – 'La vie d’artiste' directed by Marc Fitoussi

2010 - 'Copacabana' directed by Marc Fitoussi

2012 -'Pauline détective' directed by Marc Fitoussi

Sean and Tim are available to work individually.

2013 - 'Komaneko' directed by Tsuneo Goda scored by Sean O'Hagan

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