Bio

 

THE CO.SONANCE ENSEMBLE

Ken Naughton, Grayson Cooke, Karena Wynn-Moylan, Cye Wood

 

KARENA WYNN-MOYLAN

Composer, arranger and programmer

 

Karena plays guitars, keyboards, recorders and flute and random percussion objects.

She lives in Bangalow in Northern NSW ( near Byron Bay)  and presents a radio program every week on Bay FM 99.9 concentrating on music and the visual and performing arts.  

In 2000  started composing using loops and samples mixed with live input and produced first album ‘Ethnotechno’. A year later all these tracks and a few more were accepted by Pump Audio in New York and to date have been used in over 1000 placements on television in the US, UK and Asia  by clients such as The Discovery Channel, PBS, The Oprah Winfrey Show, HGTV, National Geographic, MTV and more. 

Being on the web also brought her collaborations with other artists  producing the album ’Life in the Barrens’ with Mike Mosczulewski  (Wisconsin, USA) and Stephen Russel (Bristol UK)..

In between she has produced 3 other albums ‘ Trance Tales’, ‘com.passion ‘and ‘Atmospheres.’  

Co.Polymer

In 2010 Karena started working with fellow composer and classical musican Ken Naughton.

They met weekly to write and play together and this grew into 'co.polymer' after they were asked to perform at a Sound Crucible concert. 

They have several pieces with visuals  composed under this name : Hold to Me, Why Robots Make Good Lovers, and The Sound of Concrete, Tent of MIracles and now "The Ice Suite".

 

Co.Sonance is the new band name that has come with the project

 'The Ice 'Suite . 

 

 

KEN NAUGHTON

Violin, Synthesiser 

Classically trained pianist and violinist. Over 20 years experience in composing for theatre and other performances. 

Music for Theatre and Dance:

            Alice in Wonderland  -  Southern Tablelands Regional Theatre Company

            Under Milkwood  -  Southern Tablelands Regional Theatre Company

            Mr A's Amazing Maze  -  Southern Tablelands Regional Theatre Company

            The Bridge  -  Southern Tablelands Regional Theatre Company

            Textures  -  4 movement dance piece using electronic sound track and live instruments

            The Eagle has Two Heads  -  Southern Tablelands Regional Theatre Company

            Macbeth  -  Byron Bay Theatre Company

            Metamorphosis  -  Byron Bay Theatre Company

            Rooms  -  Byron Bay Theatre Company

            A Carmen  -  Byron Bay Theatre Company

            Shearwater Wearable Arts 2002 -7           

World Music:

            Celtic violin and harp ,  Greek and Arabic violin

              Various other instruments as needed eg. bouzouki, oud, accordion           

Classical Music:

            Tertiary student ensemble playing medieval and renaissance music.

            Various work with classical singers and other accompaniments

            Various chamber music situations and community orchestras over the years

            Piano solo performance, specialising in Chopin

            Other instruments are classical violin, viola, guitar     

  

CYE WOOD 

Violin,  5 string viola

Cye began studying classical violin at the age of three. He joined his first band when he was eleven and has been involved in numerous bands and recording projects since then

Over the years Cye has performed at a wide variety of venues and festivals including Bellingen Global Carnival, Sydney Festival, Woodford, Byron Bluesfest, Mullum Festival and Parihaka(NZ). He has also contributed solo violin and string arrangements to various documentaries and feature films and has had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of artists including Jesse Younan, Yeshe, The Bird, Jimmy Little, Lisa Gerrard, Tim Finn, Christine Anu and Eartha Kitt.

When composing and recording Cye works with a wide variety of instruments including violin, piano, harmonium, viola, cello, bass, guitar, cittern, voice, percussion and basically anything that the work requires including field recordings, prepared piano and various subtle experimental techniques.

Cye has two CD's released on his own site - www.cyewood.com -Arraya ( four compositions) and his latest CD which is the soundtrack he wrote with film composer Lisa Gerrard ( formerly of Dead Can Dance) for the ABC documentary 'On the Trail of Genghis Khan'

 

GRAYSON COOKE

Live Mix Digital Visuals

 

Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University, and Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Media degree.

Grayson has exhibited works of new media and photography in Australia and Canada, he has performed live audio-visual works in Australia, New Zealand, Italy and the UK. and he has published academic articles in numerous print and online journals. He is also associate editor for the on-line peer-reviewed journal 'Transformations'.

<http://www.transformationsjournal.org>.

Grayson holds an interdisciplinary Phd. from Concordia University in Montreal.

Check out his many videos at his site : www.graysoncooke.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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