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TAL ROSNER (born in Jerusalem in 1978) received his B.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (1999-2003) and an M.A. in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (2003-2005). He lives and works in London.
Since 2005 Rosner has collaborated with musicians, combining multiple layers of sound and visuals to create a new language of classical and contemporary music videos. His work includes collaborations with Katia and Marielle Labèque on Stravinsky and Debussy’s music for two pianos (released on DVD, KLM Recordings, 2007) and a two-screen interpretation of Conlon Nancarrow’s Player-Piano Study No. 7 (Barbican Festival, 2007 and Serpentine Summer Pavilion, 2008).
In Seven Days (Piano Concerto with Moving Image), Tal Rosner’s collaboration with world-renowned British composer Thomas Adès, was commissioned by the Southbank Centre in London and the LA Phil in 2008. Following its U.K. and U.S. premieres at the Royal Festival Hall in London and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, In Seven Days began a three-year world tour in the autumn of 2009, including New York (with the New York Philharmonic), Zurich Tonhalle, and Cologne, where it was filmed for and broadcast on WDR German television.
In 2008 Tal Rosner won a BAFTA for Best Title Sequence for the Channel 4 television series Skins. He has continued to work on subsequent seasons of the series, including the recent season five and the new U.S. series for MTV, both broadcast in January 2011.
His experimental film Without You was commissioned by Animate Projects for Channel 4 and Arts Council England. It screened at prominent film festivals and venues, including Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam, Tribeca (NYC), Onedotzero and the Tate Modern in London. Without You has gained a wide following since its appearance, including TV broadcasts in the UK and France/Canal+, and won the Cinephilia Best Experimental Film Award at the 2010 London Short Film Festival (ICA & Roxy, UK). A retrospective of Tal Rosner’s work was held at the Forum des Images in Paris, as part of the Nemo Festival in April 2009.
In 2010 Rosner’s seven-channel gallery installation Family Tree was launched at the Tenderpixel Gallery in London and screened at the Step09 Art Fair in Milan as one of five installations presented at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology. The same year his work crossed over into the world of theater with a video projection for John Adams’ musical I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, which was commissioned by the Barbican London and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Lachen Verlernt, his collaboration with Jennifer Koh and Esa-Pekka Salonen, toured film festivals and in January 2011 premiered as a live performance at the 92Y Festival in New York. It now continues on a world tour.
In January 2011 his short film Polaris – with music by Adès – inaugurated the Miami New World Symphony building designed by Frank Gehry. Chronograph, a digital art mural that he created in collaboration with American artist C.E.B. Reas, was commissioned for the opening of the same building.
Rosner recently created the film and animation element for a new ballet production for Sadler’s Wells, The Most Incredible Thing. The full-length dance work, featuring music by the Pet Shop Boys and direction/choreography by Javier De Frutos, premiered in London in March 2011.
Tal Rosner has also created visuals for commercial work for renowned brands, including Sony and Chanel.