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Nathaniel Mann

Nathaniel Mann is a composer, sound artist and performer. He was the Embedded Composer in Residence at Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford Contemporary Music for 20 months. During this time he garnered a reputation for creating diverse and engaging responses to the museum and its collections. Described as “a fluid unfolding of the museum experience” (ATTN: Magazine) his wide reaching works incorporate site specific performances, interventions and installations. He is best known for his work with avant-folk ensemble Dead Rat Orchestra, who specialize in site specific performances and concept driven tours of unorthodox locations, challenging traditional concert settings. He has written for Tate, BBC Scotland & London Contemporary Orchestra. His Donkey Symphony (with Lara Baladi) won the Gran Nile Award at the Cairo Biennale 2008 and was performed by Ukraine’s State Camera Orchestra “Kievskaya Kamerata”. Nathaniel’s electroacoustic works often incorporate multi- channel diffusion, including Ambisonics. Nathaniel Mann es compositor, artista sonoro y performer. Ha sido compositor en Residencia en el Museo Pitt Rivers de la Universidad de Oxford y Oxford Contemporary Music durante 20 meses. Su trabajo ha sido reconocido por la creación de respuestas diversas y atractivas para el museo y sus colecciones. Descrito como “un fluido desarrollo de la experiencia del museo” (ATTN: Magazine) sus obras de gran alcance incorporan actuaciones site-specific, intervenciones e instalaciones. Es más conocido por su trabajo con el conjunto de avant-folk Dead Rat Orchestra, especializados en actuaciones específicas y giras conceptuales por lugares poco ortodoxos. Ha escrito para Tate, la BBC Escocia y la Orquesta Contemporánea de Londres. Su “Donkey Symphony” (con Lara Baladi) ganó el PremioGran Nilo de la Bienal de El Cairo en 2008 y fue interpretada por la Orquesta de cámara Estatal de Ucrania “Kievskaya Kamerata”. Sus obras electroacústicas a menudo incorporan difusión multicanal, incluyendo Ambisonics.

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“what to see and remember”

Curator Alba Colomo and artist Nathaniel Mann embarked on a research project in the Chocó region of Colombia. Watch the videos in ICI’s Media Room.

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