Thomas Press & Virginia Frankovich
Thomas Press and Virginia Frankovich are Auckland based artists.
Since 2006 Thomas has worked as a freelance artist creating kinetic sound installations, and composing music and sound designs for theatre and dance productions, including NZ Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, Red Leap, Capital E National Theatre for Children, Taki Rua National Maori Theatre. He has created sound designs for museums and visitor experiences including MTG Hawkes Bay Museum, Comvita visitor centre and Te Ana Rock Art Centre. Thomas has also taught sound design and mentored for Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and Unitec School of Performing Arts. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Music (2009), Instrumental and Vocal Composition – Victoria University of Wellington and a Diploma in Entertainment Technology – Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School (2005)
Virginia is a live artist and director who most recently created and performed in THE PLASTIC ORGASM (2017) – a multidisciplinary piece at Lot23 Gallery with Julia Croft. She is also known for her work as Director in Silo Theatre’s production of REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN (2017) and IF THERE’S NOT DANCING AT THE REVOLUTION I’M NOT COMING (2016) which is touring globally. She made headlines in 2016, creating an immersive production CAR (2016) that took place inside moving vehicles and studied at L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris; The University of Auckland and The John Bolton Theatre School.
You can check out some of Virginia’s work here: http://virginiafrankovich.blogspot.co.nz/