In my previous sound designs and musical compositions for a number of very different theatre, dance and performance productions, the starting point for the process of composing has always been formulated by the directors or choreographers that I collaborated with. In this research, I would like to explore the potential of a different way of combining musical composition and movement creation in a more simultaneous and interwoven process. What happens when the sound composition is considered at the same time and with equal value as the creation of movement and use of space?
Evelyn Saylor is a Berlin-based composer originally from New York City. She composes electroacoustic music for concert, theater, contemporary dance and film. She is also active as a singer, performer, pianist, synth player, and sound director. She has received commissions from Akademie der Künste Berlin, the Heroines of Sound Festival, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, STEGREIF.orchestra, and others. She has composed music for Staatstheater Hannover, for the theater ensemble The Agency, and for choreographers Julian Weber, Johanna Ackva, Ruben Reniers, and currently Dragana Bulut. She collaborates regularly with artists Dear Reader, Caterina Barbieri, and Holly Herndon. Her works have been performed at the Tischlerei at Deutsche Oper, Akademie der Künste, HAU2, Uferstudios, Dock 11, and other venues in Berlin, as well as in New York, California, and Europe. Evelyn Saylor received her BA in composition from Pomona College in California and her MA from the Berlin University of the Arts, where she now teaches.
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