Video Artist

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.

For the last ten years 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. 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 recently created a new video interpretation of Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, which was co-commissioned and performed by the New World Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony. In summer 2015, he will expand the piece to include Britten’s Passacaglia from Peter Grimes to be premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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. He also created the visual component of Fold Here, a new multimedia dance piece with the Brooklyn-based Gallim Dance. Outside of the orchestral realm, Rosner has worked with Katia and Marielle Labèque on Stravinsky and Debussy's music for two pianos (released on a DVD for KLM Recordings); an interpretation of Conlon Nancarrow's Player-Piano Study No. 7, performed at the Barbican Festival in 2007 and at Serpentine Summer Pavilion in 2008; and Lachen Verlernt, with violinist Jennifer Koh and Esa-Pekka Salonen, commissioned by Cedille Records, Oberlin Conservatory, 92nd Street Y, and Carolina Performing Arts. In 2008 Mr. Rosner won the BAFTA for Best Title Sequence for the Channel 4 television series Skins.

(February 2015)

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