I’m Winter, a musician, sound designer, and circus artist; my love of the creative arts and the stage have led me to work as an acrobat, a multi-instrumentalist, a sound engineer, and composer. I’m particularly interested in interdisciplinary art, and the Arts’ capacity for expression and connection.
I specialise in Roue Cyr, Group Acrobatics, and Clowning. After graduating NICA, I went on to study sound engineering and music production, and am now exploring new ways to bring together live sound and physical performance.
Stage and Performance
A circus show built around exploring music tech and live instrumentation to create sound and music through movement; where a physical performer can use the stage, their apparatus, or their own body as an instrument.
This show features musical systems I have designed and put together specifically to interact with physical work.
Performance Showreel 2020
Performance footage from a few recent projects I’ve had the joy to be involved with; my current reel features footage from Showcase at NICA, and REBEL.
Musical director, and performer on Cyr wheel, fire, and bass guitar in this Circus cabaret meets film noire show.
-Cab Suave, Sparkle Society Entertainment, Ongoing
Circus Oz Associateship
Associate at Circus Oz for the Experiment 2021 incubator program in order to develop work and collaborate with other artists.
-Circus Oz, 2021
Womens Circus Mentorship
Worked with womens circus as a mentor and performer, to create, and to help guide another performer to create pieces that explore the femme identity.
-Absolutely FEMMEulous, Womens Circus, April 2020
Performer and musician on Highwire Entertainments REBEL, a glam-rock circus show built around the music of David Bowie.
Featured skills: Cyr wheel, Fire Eating
Featured instruments: Keys, bass guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
-REBEL, Highwire entertainment, 2019
Music and Audio
A personal exploration into electronic and electro-acoustic music, with a heavy focus on modular synthesis.
A study in experimenting with esoteric methods and approaches to making music, and a lovely mess of colourful cables and blinkenlights.
A collection of music composed for the soundtrack of a video game with a cyberpunk setting.
The music from this project varies from light hearted music for minigames, through to atmospheric environmental sound design.
– Hardcoded [currently in development]
Excerpt from full show soundtrack for immersive theatre show examining the bystander effect.
The work composed for this project featured a mix of live performance, short form pieces, and long form musical work, designed to be moved through as a larger installation work with multiple sonic spaces.
– Stand Here, Tons of Sense, 2018
Excerpt from full show soundtrack composed around the philosophical concept of “being with” – this show was designed as an installation work, performed open air on St Kilda’s Acland St.
– Mitsein, One Fell Swoop Circus, 2017
As well as my work with music and sound as a creator or director, I also have experience as a sound and lighting technician, working in live sound for festivals, livestreaming, music, theatre, circus, and other events, as well as in editing and design.
NICA Graduate show 2021
I was brought on as the Musical Director for NICAs graduate Ensemble show, to bring together a mix of curated and original music and sound design for the show and its acts, as well as for a collection of animations made for the show in collaboration with Swinburne’s animation department.
-CIRKUS 2021 Plan47(b), NICA, 2021