Tal Rosner

Tal Rosner was born in Jerusalem in 1978 and received his BA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and a MA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He lives and works in London.

Since 2005 Mr. Rosner has worked closely with musicians, combining multiple layers of sound and visuals to create a new language of classical/contemporary music videos. Among his many projects is In Seven Days, a collaboration with British composer Thomas Adès, commissioned by the Southbank Centre in London and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in 2008. The work will receive its first San Francisco Symphony performances in March 2015, under Mr. Adès’s direction.

In 2008 Mr. Rosner won the BAFTA for Best Title Sequence for the Channel 4 television series Skins. His experimental film Without You won the Cinephilia Best Experimental Film Award at the 2010 London Short Film Festival. A retrospective of Mr. Rosner’s work was held at the Forum des Images in Paris, as part of the Nemo Festival in 2009. In 2010 his gallery installation Family Tree was launched at the Tenderpixel Gallery in London and screened at the Step09 Art Fair in Milan. That same year he contributed a video projection for John Adams’s opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, which was commissioned by the Barbican in London and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

In January 2011 Mr. Rosner’s film Polaris, with music by Adès, inaugurated the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in Miami; for this occasion he also created a site-specific digital art mural, Chronograph, with American artist Casey Reas. Mr. Rosner created the film and animation content for the ballet The Most Incredible Thing, composed by the Pet Shop Boys, at Sadler’s Wells. Highlights of 2012 included video work for Compass, a new work produced by Sadler’s Wells, and a new video piece for Düsseldorf’s Schumannfest together with Katia and Marielle Labèque.  

In 2013 Mr. Rosner created the graphic packaging and title sequence for the new Channel 4 series Dates and created the visual component of Fold Here, a multimedia dance piece with the Brooklyn-based Gallim Dance. Mr. Rosner recently created a new video interpretation of Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, which was co-commissioned and to be performed by the New World Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony.



28 June 2014