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 strong political interest. Her new project, Live Long and Die Out is a live scored conversation in sound between an audience, a performer and four singers, that uses music and audience interaction to think about human reproduction and climate change. It will be presented in UK in Autumn 2017.
As a writer, performer and sound artist, Melanie has collaborated with artists and companies across forms of theatre, film, installation and choreography. She is interested in creating sound works for a range of different spaces and places from main house auditoria to intimate podcasts.
Melanie has been making and touring her own work in the UK and internationally since 2007, including Opera for the Unknown Woman, Wales Millennium Centre, Yorkshire International Festival and Platform Theatre London (shortlisted for the Ralf Lieberman Prize for Opera, Fedora Network); The Narrow World, a short film with the British Council in Tunisia; Landscape II, Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, UK touring; Autobiographer, London, Dublin Fringe Festival 2011, UK touring (winner Off West End Award for Best Sound Design 2012); and Iris Brunette, UK and international touring (winner Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival 2009), all of which were produced by UK producers, Fuel.
Other projects include The View From Here, an audio performance commissioned by BAC for the One on One Festival 2010; The Philosopher of Furniture, BAC commission for The 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 recently composed sound and music for Kingdom Come, RSC, and for director Katie Mitchell, including Anatomy of a Suicide, Royal Court Theatre, London; Cleansed, National Theatre, UK; Schatten... Eurydike sagt, Schaubühne, Berlin; The Forbidden Zone, Barbican/Salzburg Festival; Reisende auf Einem Bein, Deutsches Schauspeilhaus, Hamburg; Wunschloses Unglück, Burg Theatre, Vienna; Die Gelbe Tapete, Schaubühne, Berlin; and Reise Durch die Nacht, Schauspielhaus, Cologne.