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Gil Schneider on Studio Residency in Sri Lanka

Gil Schneider
Photo credit: Ellie Lizbeth Brown

Photo credit: Ellie Lizbeth Brown

Gil Schneider is a Swiss composer and producer based in Berlin. Their works are a tightly woven, non-linear yet soaring experiences of music’s potential to create new dance forms. Overlapping percussions, atmospheric sounds, dipping in and out of genres and timelines, GIL surprises the audience with their approach to movement. At times diverging far from traditional layouts, their musical output underlines a rich ability to experiment with context – notably, they have released two EPs on Danse Noire and three pieces for Piano Trio on Yegorka, composed a score for Akinola Davies’ BBC production Black to Life, performed a live concert and production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and released singles and remixes on PTP, Mixpak, and Staycore.

“I am looking forward to starting my residency in Colombo, Sri Lanka to enter into a dialogue with the local art scene,” says GIL, adding, “I am interested in modes of collaboration, as well as the interaction of music with image/performance and how these are shaped by our historical, political and cultural contexts. I plan to use the residency to explore the local art scene, visit performances and shows, and talk to local artists to learn from each other’s praxis and experience.”

Follow GIL on instagram @gilschneider
and on SoundCloud here.