DIE HEXEN is a Belfast based avant-garde composer, sound designer, vocalist, musician, visual and performance Artist.
Home studio compositions combine ambient, electronic, neo-classical, soundtrack, art-pop, world music and experimental sound techniques are created using analogue, midi synths, improv vocals, samples and field recordings.
Self produced compositions, videos, visuals and performances are all musically and thematically influenced by dramatic landscape growing up by the NI coast and subject matters such as life, death, the afterlife, pain, vivid dreams, celestial mysticism and the supernatural.
DIE HEXEN is a marriage of Western and Eastern concepts; of post-World War II Japanese Art theatre, Butoh, the dance of darkness; of myraid twentieth century cinematic, musical and pop-cultural influences; of personal experiences and wilful passion.
"the scope of DIE HEXEN – spatially, temporally, and ideologically – is vast and fascinating, executed in a fashion that marks this enigma of performance art apart from any other musician in the country." (The Thin Air)
DIE HEXEN scored the soundtrack and sound design for Photographer & Filmmaker HELEN WARNER'S debut film 'POLLEN.' Released 2016 via BAFTA Award winning and OSCAR Award Nominee Film Production Company OUT OF ORBIT in association with NORTHERN IRELAND SCREEN.
'POLLEN' was debuted at Queens Film Theatre 4pm Friday 22nd April 2016 as part of the BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL short film competition and has been selected for AESTHETICA, Cork, and Discover Film Short Film Festival 2016.
"DIE HEXEN transports us to other worlds, other emotions, and other places that we might not have ever considered visiting. The memory of this incomparable performance will stay with me for many a moon." (Louder The War)
DIE HEXEN has been nominated for BEST SOUND DESIGNER Award for POLLEN by UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL 2016 and OUT OF ORBITS #WEAREYOU Campaign scored by DIE HEXEN won a Royal Television Society Award 2016 for Best Digital Innovation.
DIE HEXEN was thrilled to be chosen as one of the Artists to be featured on the next LATE NIGHT TALES compilation curated by Ivor Award winning Composer & Producer David Holmes, 'Gloomy Sunday' was released 21st October 2016. DIE HEXEN has also written and scored music for award winning Director Magpie Man Theatre production 'AUTOPSY' 2016 showcased at Manchester Fringe Festival 2016 and is currently scoring BFI funded film 'STIGMA' by Helen Warner, mixing her debut album and has been selected to premiere her debut short film 'AM I DEAD' and up for BEST COMPOSER at UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL 2017 .
" Liszt sits alongside Lynch, the triumph of the synthetic over the organic, and vice versa...... a pop-cultural melting pot where Bergman, Bowie and Grace Jones meet Scott, Besson and Hazel O'Connor. .. DIE HEXEN channels esoteric, intangible nature of sound and vision." (The Thin Air)
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