Video designer TAL ROSNER has spent the last ten years working closely with musicians, combining multiple layers of sound and visuals to create a new language of classical/contemporary music videos. Most recently, Rosner was commissioned to create a new video interpretation of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes by four leading American orchestras: the New World Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. In Summer 2015, he added Britten’s Passacaglia to the piece in a premiere by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Rosner’s other recent work with orchestras includes In Seven Days (Piano Concerto with Moving Image), Rosner’s collaboration with world-renowned British composer Thomas Adès, commissioned by the Southbank Centre in London and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2008 and later performed with the New York Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zürich, and Cologne Philharmonie; the multiple-channel film Polaris (also with music by Adès), which inaugurated the New World Symphony building designed by Frank Gehry and was co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony); and Chronograph, a site-specific digital art mural that he created in collaboration with American artist Casey Reas, which was commissioned for the opening of the same building and has been screened daily on its 7,000-square-foot exterior projection wall ever since.
Outside of the orchestral realm, Rosner has worked with Katia and Marielle Labèque on Stravinsky and Debussy works for two pianos (released on DVD, KLM Recordings 2007), an interpretation of Conlon Nancarrow's Player-Piano Study No. 7 (Barbican Festival 2007 and Serpentine Summer Pavilion 2008), and Lachen Verlernt, with Jennifer Koh and Esa-Pekka Salonen (commissioned by Cedille Records, Oberlin Conservatory, 92nd Street Y, and Carolina Performing Arts).
Rosner’s collaborations in dance include The Most Incredible Thing at Sadler’s Wells, directed by Javier de Frutos and composed by the Pet Shop Boys, which was broadcast on BBC Four. He also created the visual component of Fold Here, a newly devised multimedia dance piece with the Brooklyn-based Gallim Dance, under the direction of Andrea Miller.
In 2008 Rosner won the BAFTA for Best Title Sequence for the Channel 4 television series Skins. He has continued to work on all the subsequent UK series including the final season Skins Redux (2013) and the U.S. series for MTV, broadcast in January 2011. He also created visuals for commercial work for renowned brands, including Sony and Chanel.
He was born in Jerusalem and received his BA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (1999-2003) and an MA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (2003-2005). He lives and works in London.