Melanie Wilson

Category: Artist

Melanie Wilson is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary performance maker. Her work is founded on the contemporary interplay between sound art, experimental forms of composition, language and live performance, and is under-pinned by political interest.

Her work has been presented in the U.K and internationally and includes Women of Record (A Woman’s Place exhibition, Knole House), Opera for the Unknown Woman (Cardiff Millennium Centre, Yorkshire International Festival and Platform Theatre, London); Landscape II (Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, U.K touring); Autobiographer (London, Dublin Fringe Festival 2011, U.K touring, winner Off West End Award for Best Sound Design 2012); Iris Brunette (UK and International touring, winner Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival 2009); every minute, always (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010); Self Portrait with Frida, (One on One Festival, BAC); The View From Here (One on One Festival, BAC, 2010); The Philosopher of Furniture (BAC commission for Masque of the Red Death by Punchdrunk) and Simple Girl (London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007, Dublin Fringe Festivals 2007, nominated Best Actress and Spirit of the Fringe Award).

Melanie’s work has also recently featured in the sound design and composition for Kingdom Come (RSC), Uncle Vanya (HOME) and The Shape of the Pain (Edinburgh Fringe festival – Fringe First winner). Melanie also makes sound and music for the director Katie Mitchell, most recently for Anatomy of a Suicide (Royal Court, London); Cleansed (National Theatre, London); The Forbidden Zone (Salzburg Festival and Barbican, London); Reisende auf einem Bein (DeutschesSchauSpeilhaus, Hamburg); Wunschloses unglück (Burg Theatre, Vienna); Die Gelbe Tapete (Schaubuehne, Berlin) and Reise Durch die Nacht (Schauspeilhaus, Cologne; Avignon Festival and Theatretreffen, Berlin Festspeile).

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