Gazelle Twin: The Composers’ Fund
Elizabeth Bernholz (b. 1981), conceived the moniker Gazelle Twin in 2009 under which she has released the critically acclaimed albums; Pastoral (2018), Kingdom Come (2017), Unflesh (2014) and her debut, The Entire City (2011).
Adopting a radical and conceptual approach to composition, fusing classical and early traditions with experimental, electronic production, Bernholz always strives for “challenging outcomes”. Her work is often presented through extraordinary live performances, which feature changing personas and voice as a central element.
Aside from her own projects, Bernholz regularly collaborates with creators in Theatre, TV, Film and Gaming. 2020 and beyond will see the release of two feature films (USA and UK) which will feature her music, new works exploring live theatre and virtual performance, and an ongoing collaboration with the London-based NYX electronic drone choir following it’s performance at London Jazz Festival, QEH in November 2019
Bernholz’s experiments in composition and production were recognised by the University of Sussex (of which she is an alumna), and in 2020 the ‘Gazelle Twin scholarship for Women in Music Technology’ was setup to address the under-representation of women in music technology.
The Composer’s fund will enable Bernholz the research time, development and production resources for a range of new projects, including a new, large-scale, orchestral work in 2021. It will support further experimentation with traditional compositional forms with new technologies in live performance, as well as allow research and preparation for sustainable future touring and live performance in the post-Covid age.