In 2016 we celebrated an award from Arts Council England following a successful grant application to support a new period of research and development. Psychoacoustic is a collaborative project combining neuroscience, dance and music which tests and explores the emotional reactions to movement and sound in the body. With thanks to support using funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the project went through a secondary period of R&D in October 2016 in Surrey. You can read up a little more information about the team and project below as well as download our information pack and view clips from the early birth of the project last year. Psychoacoustic has since been programmed at venues in the South East and London with more scheduled performances in 2018 / 2019.
Trained at Trinity Laban, Jack has worked with artists such as Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Henri Oguike, Rafael Bonachela, Matthias Sperling and Anna Williams. He has created work for a number of festivals and groups around the UK, is part of the Artist Bank at East London Dance and also works as a teacher involved in professional, youth and community projects.
Born in Carlisle, Ben studied at Trinity Laban and works as a composer, musician and installation artist. His works and projects are hugely varied and range from playing guitar in a technical groove band, 10 hour durational sound art pieces to composing full orchestral works.
Anthony studied lighting design at Rose Bruford and worked as a lighting designer for Transitions Dance Company, Traveling Story-box, Jack Philp Company and supported student work at Trinity Laban. He has experience as a production electrician, programmer, and has been re-lighting for Tokyo metropolitan theatre, ISANGO and h2Dance.
Born in Hungary and trained at Trinity Laban, Linda has experience in contemporary, ballet, american jazz, hip-hop, acrobatics, latin and ballroom. She has performed work by Gary Lambert, Fred Gehrig, Naomi Lefebvre Sell as well as a re-creation of ‘Entity’ by Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.
Born in France and trained at Trinity Laban, Clementine initially completely a Baccalaureate in Dance at the Conservatory of Rouen. She has toured as a dancer, devising and performing in France, Italy and the UK. She has worked with Dog Kennel Hill Project, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and is now a member of the graduate company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance; Verve.
Born in Italy, Gaia studied on scholarship with Opus Ballet, Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy and trained at FarcoMorra and Studio Danza Narcisa before joining Trinity Laban. Gaia has interned with, National Dance Company Wales, Nederlands Dans Theater, Cullberg Ballet and The Forsythe Company and has classical and contemporary dance training.
In early 2015, the inception of ideas for this project began to emerge. With constant dialogue, consultancy and practical explorations; the concept was able to grow. The company would like to thank and mention the following people and organisations for their time, support and resources.
- La Fabrique Autonome des Acteurs
- Dr. Corinne Jola, Abertay University
- CNRU, City University
- Dr. Beatriz Calvo-Merino, City University
- Dr. Julia Christensen, City University
- Dr. Guido Orgs, Goldsmiths University
- Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
The company would also like to thank Alex Galvez-Pol of the CNRU department at City University for his photography as part of this project.
Following a successful residency at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the company shared a first draft of the work at The Place as part of Resolution Festival on January 16th 2016.
You can download a copy of our 2015 press pack with information on the work by clicking the link below:
Jack Philp Company: Psychoacoustic
You can also view footage of our choreographic sharing performed at The Place by clicking the link below:
Psychoacoustic. Research Stage 1