Kate Neal

Australian composer Kate Neal creates musical works that dance, and dance pieces that sing. Since 2006 (with the premiere of the scored ballet, Concave City: A Love Story for Two Cars) she has been incorporating extra-musical parameters within the notation of a musical score, such as physical gesture, design, light and choreography.

The result is a musical language that extends the existing techniques of the performing musician, and creates a synthesis of experience for audiences where music is to be seen and heard: the performative aspect of the work is as important as the aural.

In many cases, these works provide a variety of unprecedented collisions of unlikely visual and musical cues.