music and production
Andy Dean is a songwriter, producer and DJ; member of The Boilerhouse Boys 1985-; He has written, produced and remixed for artists incl Paul Weller, Donna Summer, Gabrielle, Texas, Shaznay Lewis, Chaka Khan, The Stereophonics, Sarah McLachlan, A Tribe Called Quest, Pop Will Eat Itself and Joss Stone; worked in A&R (incl for Arista) and released albums on own label. He was involved in the discovery and signing of artists incl Bush, Lily Allen and Joss Stone with over 20 million credited sales to date. Andy is the writer of numerous soundtracks for TV and cinema campaigns, numerous awards and nominations incl Grammy, Brits, Mobo and Ivor Novello. He is also a co-founder of Society Supper Club, am bass Krug.
During the recent years as the CEO of Music Technology Ltd. Andy Dean has negotiated and closed deals with numerous strategic partners; forming commercial relationships with Tesco, The X Factor, Robbie Williams, Associated Newspapers (The Mail on Sunday), Radio 1’s Pete Tong, iTunes, Rock’s Back Pages, Virtual Festivals, Record of the Day, Gig Junkie and EMI. He raised £1m of private equity funding and managed the delivery of several applications and digital solutions for the music and media industries.
During his time at Sony/BMG as label owner and A & R consultant to Arista in both the UK and USA he was responsible for negotiating and closing deals and managing the relationships with artists, artist’s mangers, lawyers, accountants, recording studios, video production companies and music publishers. Reporting at board level with all heads of department. Work colleagues at that time included Simon Cowell, Ged Doherty, David Joseph, Christian Tattersfield, Rob Wells and Richard Griffiths, all of whom remain close personal friends and operate as major label chairman or at board level inside the industry.
Andy Dean has many years’ experience running and motivating teams dealing with the sales, marketing and promoting of each project from creative inception to release. Driving each department to deliver against pre determined forecast targets, above and below the line marketing, digital strategic planning, press, radio and television promotion.
Film, Theatre, Video Art
Heiko Kalmbach is a filmmaker, theatre director and video artist based in Berlin. He started making films when he moved to New York City in the mid 90s where he stayed for ten years. His award winning shorts have screened internationally, and his feature documentary IF ONE THING MATTERS premiered in the Forum at Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. Since 2003 he has reengaged with live performance as a director and projection designer with work being presented at festivals like the Drama Fest Mexico, Autorentheatertage Hamburg, Tanz Bremen and the Fusion Festival. Most recently he presented the show SEESTÜCKE at Volksbühne Berlin, a piece which included 35mm film projection, numerous video elements and a group of non actors performing in five different languages. He is co-founder of the Berlin based production company Spoonfilm and the performance group Naturaleza Humana.
Dance and Choreography
Born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1979, Renaud Wiser, recipient of a Migros bursary, trained in dance in Geneva before starting an international career as a dancer.
He worked in Switzerland with the Ballet Du Grand Theatre de Geneve, in France with the Ballet National De Marseille, In Sweden with the Gothenburg Ballet and in England with Rambert Dance Company and Bonachela Dance Company.
His interest for choreography started in Gothenburg where he created is first work, Fleur de Peau, for the company workshop. Since then, Renaud has created numerous pieces performed in the UK and in festivals in Spain, Poland, Latvia and Italy. In 2011, Renaud took part in Siwic, a coaching project in Zurich for young and promising choreographers.
Renaud is currently free lancing between London and Switzerland.
Dance and Choreography
Joe trained at the London Contemporary Dance School, performing works by Jiri Kylian, Jeremy James and Kim Brandstrup. Upon graduating in 2005, Joe created and toured new works by Wayne McGregor, Frederic Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj as well as guest dancing with The Forsythe Company on the production of Human Writes by William Forsythe.
He completed his MA in Dance and the Virtual Image at the Palucca Schule, Dresden before returning to London in 2007 to begin work with Tom Dale Company on RISE.
He joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures in 2008 as an original cast member of Dorian Gray for the 2008 and 2009 tours, for the 2010/11 tour of Cinderella, the 2012 tour of Early Adventures and as an original cast member for the 2012/13 World tour of Sleeping Beauty.
His own choreographic work has led him to become a guest artist with Cross Connection Ballet in Copenhagen.
He has appeared in Arthur Pita’s award winning The Metamorphosis at The Royal Opera House and The Death of Klinghoffer directed by Tom Morris for ENO.
Joe is currently working on bringing his DanceSpinner project (dancespinner.com) into UK Schools and continuing his own business as a web and graphic designer. He creates all digital and print media for NMC.
singer and songwriter
David McAlmont is a singer and songwriter who favours collaboration. He has attracted widespread acclaim with his creative efforts. Uniquely he has worked with three of the UK’s finest film composers: Michael Nyman, David Arnold and Craig Armstrong; he has recorded with a wealth of the UK’s top pop smiths including Don Black, Bernard Butler, Tommy D, and Mike Hedges. David relies increasingly on research to assist in his creative endeavours, a process that commenced when he attended the BA Performing Arts programme at Middlesex University in 1989 and that continues today with his attendance on the BA History of Western Art and Architecture programme at London University’s Birkbeck College.
Albert Lang studied medicine in Hannover, Pisa and Munich and theatre and opera directing at the Musikhochschule in Munich. Productions amongst others: Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel Munich, Semperoper Dresden, Städtische Bühnen Cologne, Schauspiel Leipzig, German Theatre Abroad New York and Burgtheater Vienna. He is a professor at the Technical University in Berlin where he runs the Interdisziplinäres Raumlabor, an experimental research centre at the Institute for Stage Design and Spatial Composition. He has also been teaching at the LMU in Munich and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Albert Lang is a founding member of theatre collective Parallelaktion. He lives in Berlin.
Film and Video
Born Hertfordshire, England 1971. Studied Fine Art at Reading University between 1990 and 1994. Has taught Video at the Architectural Association since 1998.
Exhibited video works at various galleries and events including the Architectural Association, The Architecture Foundation, Gasworks Gallery, ICA (Cybersalon), Pandaemonium Biennial of Moving Images, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Sao Paulo Biennale of Alternative Art and Music.
October 2006 Co-Curator in New Media Research Initiative at the Architectural Association with Theo Spyropoulos and Vasilis Stroumpakos .
April 2008 First Year students at AA produce 31x 1min animations.
Steve Webb is a co-founder of Webb Yates Engineers. Steve started his working life at Whitby Bird and later worked for Sinclair Knight Merz and Santiago Calatrava. He has been involved with many exciting projects, including the analysis and engineering for the arch erection at Wembley Stadium and played a key role in the structural design of Calatrava’s Turning Torso tower in Malmo.
Steve prides himself on finding innovative structural solutions to problems and designing structures that look good and work well.
Jonathan Goddard is a professional dance artist and choreographer, he has worked with Scottish Dance Theatre, English National Ballet, Richard Alston Dance Company and Rambert Dance Company.
In 2007 Jonathan was the first contemporary dancer to be nominated in the dance category of the South Bank Show / Times Newspaper Breakthrough Award, in 2008 he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and went on to become the first contemporary dancer to win the Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer.
Currently he is working with the England’s main youth dance agencies to bring his DanceSpinner project into UK schools and has received his own entry in the Oxford Dictionary of Dance. In 2011 Jonathan was nominated again at the Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Male Dancer and is now creating and dancing as a founder member of both Goddard Nixon and New Movement Collective.
Mauricio Pauly is a Costarican composer based in the UK since 2007. His music has been performed in numerous cities across Europe and the Americas by ensembles and soloists including JACK Quartet, Talea Ensemble, L’Arsenale, Iturriaga Quartet, Asamisimasa, Eunoia, Dal Niente, ACME, Ikarus Chamber Players, Vertixe Sonora, Richard Craig and Francesco Dillon, among others. Recent committments include a summer residence at Harvard University, a premiere at the Ultima Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo and another at Darmstadt 2012 after having attended in 2010 with a Staubach Honoraria. Upcoming performances (2012-13) in Geneve, Bourges, Victoria (Canada), Luxembourg, New Mexico (US), Aldeburgh and London (UK). A recording of his latest string quartet by the JACK Quartet will be released at the end of 2012. In 2011, Mauricio was awarded the Costa Rican Authors and Composers Association Composition Prize. Mauricio is co-artistic director of the Distractfold Ensemble and a founding member of the Altavoz Composers. He is an electric bass player and currently performs with his trio A Greater Horror. Mauricio has studied in Miami, Boston, The Hague and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.
He currently lives in Manchester and teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music. For the last two years he has been a visiting lecturer on ‘Alternative Strategies for Creative Processes’ and ‘Sintactic Composition of Space’ at the School of Architecture of Universidad Veritas in his native Costa Rica.