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Yantra de Vilder : Associate Artist

Artist website: http://www.yantra.com.au/

Yantra de Vilder is a composer and sound artist specialising in film, TV, dance and theatre. Her compositions have been broadcast on the national television networks as well as internationally. She has worked for the BBC as a composer and music consultant on projects in London, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Burma. The Australia Council, The Ministry of the Arts and the Multicultural Arts Alliance have awarded grants to Yantra in support of her music, and she has been nominated for and received numerous industry awards, including the 2015 APRA award for composition. Yantra has recently completed her doctorate in creative arts, research focusing on "The Search for The Artistic Moment", the moment that goes beyond time and personality, through creative endeavours. She is on the board of directors of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers and on the committee for Gender Equity for screen composers. Yantra creates a sound that has been described as ambient, world groove.

Awards, Grants and Nominations
NSW Multi-cultural Arts Grant 'Celebrating Diversity' - 2019
Central Coast Council Grant - 'Place Activation Grant'- 2019
BANFF Creative Arts Centre Canada, Artist Residency Award - 2018
Banff Creative Arts Centre Canada, Centre Piano Endowment- 2018
Rotary Club Award Australia - Pride of Workmanship - 2018
Community Cultural Arts Grant Awarded , Central Coast Council -- 2018
BANFF Creative Arts Centre Canada, Artist Residency Award - 2017
Ernie and Sandra Green Music Scholarship, Canada - 2017
Arthur Boyd's Bundanon Artist Residency Award - 2017
APRA Western Sydney Award for composition -2016
Aria World Music Award - Nomination for Jane Rutter's Flute Spirit (Co-producer, sound engineer) - 2015
Community Cultural Arts Grant Awarded, Central Coast Council -- 2014
Overseas study award (Paris, New York) - University of Western Sydney - 2013
Australian Post Graduate Award - Doctorate in Creative Arts -2012

Recent Projects:
Creative director, composer Opening and Closing Events 5 Lands Walk 2017, 2018, 2019
Composer, Creative Director Latitude 33 - Multi-media Dance Theatre performance featuring NAISDA and Bangarra dancers
Composer Creative Director - Haiku, Installation in Gosford Regional Gallery, 2015 (Received APRA Music Award for original composition)
Composer Creative Director - In Search of the Artistic Moment, film premier at Avoca Theatre 2018

4 years research for Doctorate in Creative Arts - Title of thesis- Towards the Artistic Moment: A personal Exploration at the Nexus of Improvised Inter-disciplinary and Cross- Cultural Collaborative Performance.
My particular interest is the point of intersection - and as such I am exploring and interpreting collaboration and the artistic moment within the nexus of inter-disciplinary and cross cultural arts practices.

Steering Committee 5 Lands Walk - 2018, 2017
Land Leader Avoca 5 Lands Walk- 2018, 2017
President 5 Lands Artist Collective -2017
Board of Directors Australian Guild of Screen Composers- 1990- 2018
Gender Equity Committee Australian Guild of Screen Composers -2016-2018

In Search of the Artistic Moment- Composer, creative director
Ritual in Landscape - Lux Eterna Productions, Composer - 2017
Unfinished Symphonies - Collaborative composition with David Helfgott, Short Film - 2017
Haiku - Composer - 2016
Milo's retreat - Composer 2016
Latitude 33 - Composer - 2015
Ocean Arc- Composer - 2014
Bangladesh Sanglap - BBC, Composer (Bangladesh/London/Australia) - 2012
Under the Eugenia Tree - BBC, Composer (Bangladesh/London/Australia) - 2012

Biography provided by the composer — current to January 2020