Creative team

Charlie Barber – composer

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Charlie Barber

Charlie Barber has worked in a wide variety of musical genres: orchestral and chamber works, film, video, music-theatre and dance. His music draws on a wide range of influences and models bringing these together in a highly personal synthesis. Although the music of the American minimalists in the late 70s formed one of the starting points for his own music, equally important were the influences of World music and the use and deconstruction of the music of the past.

An important and crucial element has been his work across a number of different artforms, including dance, film, installation and performance art. This has resulted in a rich series of collaborations with artists in other disciplines.

His recent recordings and touring projects include: Ludwig, a musical tribute to Beethoven; music for Jean Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet, a surrealist classic of early cinema; Boulevard of Broken Dreams for string quartet; Salomé, for percussion quartet and voices written to accompany the 1923 film starring Alla Nazimova; and Afrodisiac, an exploration of ritual, love and magic through the cultures of Africa and the African diaspora.

Charlie’s website

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Andy Howitt – choreographer

Andy Howitt
Andy Howitt

Andy Howitt began his career as a dancer with the Fife Youth Dance Company before going on to study at Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London. He worked with a number of dance companies and in 1999 became Artistic Director of YDance (formerly Scottish Youth Dance) In recent years he has created a number of dance productions especially for young people. He has recently taken up a new post in Australia.

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Barnaby Dicker – film maker

Barnaby Dicker
Barnaby Dicker

Barnaby Dicker holds a doctorate in avant-garde cinematography. In 2004, he worked with Sound Affairs creating a number of short videos for the Raw Goods tour that year. His film, Devolution (2008), a collaboration with Barber, has been shown at shown at Bath Film Festival (2008), Swn Festival, Cardiff (2008), ‘Film House’ at the National Museum of Wales, Aberystwyth (2008), AVPhD, Newport (2008), Framework Social, Swansea (2008) and West Dean College, Chichester (2010).

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Alex Robertson – designer

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Alex Robertson

Alex is a designer of set and costumes for both theatre and television. After growing up in Cornwall and attending Falmouth College of Arts, Alex then trained in Theatre Design at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, graduating in 2005.

Since then, he has worked on numerous and varied productions around the country and into Europe, based mainly in Cardiff and London, his work has covered many forms of theatre and television, ranging from small to large scale productions, touring pieces, site specific and puppetry works.

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Andy Hamer – lighting designer

Andy Hamer
Andy Hamer

Andy Hamer was educated in Fine Art, during which time he developed an interest in time based medium and installation sculpture.

A fine tuning of his scenographic practice was achieved during the post-graduate study at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London where he developed skills in film making and digital media. Further training opportunities lead him to study opera design at DAMU, School of Theatre and Fine Art, Prague.

Hamer has a diverse portfolio of work: sculpture & installation site specific work, dance theatre and film. He has worked on projects shown at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Robin Hayward Dance Theatre, The Place; Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre and the Edinburgh Festival.

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