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Xana -

Designer London

Xana is a sound designer/artist, live loop musician, composer, performer, theatre maker and poet whose works intersect with theatre, film, live performance, community organising and tech. Xana’s creative work focuses on archives and embodying our future narratives and memories through sci-fi, magical realism and blending their genres orchestral noise/thicc bass. Xanas activist work is in accountability, building spaces for Black people, developing avenues of accessibility and working with young people.

Xana is one of the Associate Artists at Ovalhouse Theatre and an Artistic Associate at Young Vic, co-organiser of Afrotech Fest, founded experimental sound research label soulcase.live, organises this years CUTIE BIPOC FEST for queer people, formerly organised Hair Today, Here Tomorrow a space for Black Womxn/Unbinary/Nonbinary people, publishes the children's comic Afronaut Squad and is a 2020 Offie-finalist for Best Sound Design. 

Credits

Theatre commercial: SOUND DESIGNER Chicken Burger and Chips (Brockley Jack Theatre),SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER Ivan and the Dogs, SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER Fairview (Young Vic);  SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER Strange Fruit (Bush Theatre); SOUND DESIGNER Grey, SOUND DESIGNER/MUSICIAN Just Another Day and Night (Ovalhouse); 
SOUND DESIGN/MUSICIAN COVER Nightclubbing (Tour); SOUND DESIGNER Pink Lemonade (Gate Theatre); SOUND DESIGNER
Mapping Brent Festival, SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER
Blood Knot (Orange Tree Theatre); SOUND DESIGNER
SEX SEX MEN MEN (Pecs Drag Kings/Yard Theatre); SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER
Noughts and Crosses (Pilot/Derby Theatre); SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER
Burgerz (Hackney Showroom); SOUND DESIGNER Obama and Me (Talawa); SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER Black Holes (The Place); SOUND DESIGNER Hive City Legacy (Roundhouse); SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER seeds, SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER Half-breed (Soho Theatre) SOUND DESIGNER Primetime (Royal Court Theatre).


Theatre R&D: SOUND DESIGNER/MUSICIAN The Body Remembers (Fuel Theatre);

Film Credits: Birds and The Bees (dir. Rob Watt - Theatre Centre), And the Ancestors Came (dir. Cecile Emeke - Tate), And They Knew The Light (dir. Caleb Femi - Random Acts C4)

Writer/Actor credits: Swallowing Your Idols (Ovalhouse); Asian Pirate Musical (Vaults)

Experience

2-5 years

Skills

Devising
Languages
Music - Can learn by ear
Music - Plays Instruments
Music - Singing
Music Composition
Performance Art
Site Responsive/Immersive
Sound Design
TV / Film
Working with disabled adults / children
Working with disabled artists
Working with learning disabled adults / children
Working with Young People
Working with young people with special educational needs
Writing

Additional Languages

German

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