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Christopher Thomas Allen, Tim Cowie and Chor Guan Ng come together to create an improvised audio visual performance. The 3 have previously worked together on the Light Sugeons ground breaking live cinema performance “Super Everything”.
Christopher Thomas Allen
Christopher Thomas Allen is a pioneering media artist and filmmaker from London. He is the remaining founder and director of the multi-media group The Light Surgeons, a company he established after studying Media Design at Portsmouth University in 1994. His work crosses a diverse range of different media; from his back ground in graphic design and photography he has gone on to direct and produce many award winning short films and several major installation projects in national museums.
His work as a performing artist has grown from the many different experimental audio visual collaborations initiated through his company The Light Surgeons. These ground-breaking multimedia performances have toured to many festivals and have helped to define the practice of live cinema internationally.
Tim Cowie is an audio visual artist based in Bournemouth, UK. I specialise in creating audio and visual content for experiential installations and live performances alongside more traditional screen based mediums.
He is a long-time collaborator with the Light Surgeons and continue to develop new work with them. I feel very lucky to have worked on such a fantastic variety of projects with them which you can see at lightsurgeons.com.
Ng Chor Guan from Malaysia is a composer, sound designer, thereminist, improviser, educator, cyclist, and, as the co-founder of Toccata Studio in Kuala Lumpur, an advocate of research and development in the arts. A familiar face in many international arts festivals across the continents, Guan is a prolific artist whose diverse body of work is rooted in the contemporary currents of technology and proves to transcend categories in performing arts.
As an internationally acclaimed composer and artist, Guan’s film music was awarded the Grand Prize in both the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France (2009) and the Art Film Fest in Slovakia (2010). In 2011, Guan was awarded a Goethe Institut Scholarship in Bonn, Germany. In early 2015, he was selected from 2000 participants from around the world to participate in the Berlinale Talents, a program conducted in conjunction with the Berlin International Film Festival. Later that year, Ng Chor Guan served as the musical director for DanceNorth Australia’s 30th anniversary production, Twilight, which one a prize in the Australian Dance Awards. While in Germany, he was invited to improvisation sessions with the Folkwang Dance Company and the Suzanna Linke Dance Company. In 2016, he was selected by Austrian Ministry of Culture for a residency programme, giving lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Ng Chor Guan is also a guest lecturer at University Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. He has produced 11 albums of original music.
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