Antonia Barnett-McIntosh is a composer, performer, sound artist, and sometime curator with an interest in working across disciplines, particularly with speech and language. She is interested in creating communal experiences whereby spectators are welcomed as participants in a compositional process. This implies that listening in itself is active: the audience members are not mere recipients of music as finished form, but drawn into the piece’s compositional questions where listening and spectating can be viewed as a form of composition.
Antonia’s music has been performed in Europe, the UK, Scandinavia, New Zealand, and the United States: by Aurora Orchestra, Phaedra Ensemble, Bastard Assignments, DieOrdnungDerDinge, Chroma, Red Note Ensemble, Riot Ensemble; at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican’s Pit Theatre, Kings Place, Wellcome Collection, Spike Island Gallery, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Chisenhale Dance Space, Theater im Aufbau Haus (TAK), DAAD Galerie, ausland, Studio8, Galerie Pleiku; at HOFFNUNG3000, City of London Festival, Taste Festival Berlin, Festspillene i Nord-Norge (North Norway Festival), Capital Fringe Festival Washington D.C., 4 Days at Arnolfini Bristol, and as part of Weisslich concert series, Kammer Klang at Café OTO, and BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now concerts for ‘Why Music?’. She is currently the 2018-19 Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at Te Kōkī-New Zealand School of Music.