Scott Killian, Composer
Mark London, Lighting Designer
Joshua Higgason, Visual designer
Jukka Rintamaki, Composer
SCOTT KILLIAN (Composer) has composed works for such major American companies as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance-Chicago, Nikolais/Louis Dance, and the José Limón Dance Company. Zoom marks his 14th work with Zvi. Mr. Killian created over 20 works with long-time collaborators Danny Shapiro and Joanie Smith, as well as numerous works with Cherylyn Lavagnino, Johannes Wieland, and others. As a composer/sound designer for theatre, Mr. Killian has served as Resident Composer for the Berkshire Theatre Festival since 1997. Among the many other theatrical venues are the Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Public Theater, Women’s Project, The Acting Company, Rattlestick Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of Washington D.C., Shakespeare & Co., Seattle Rep, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, George Street Playhouse, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Boston’s Huntington Theatre, GEVA Theatre, Theatre Calgary and the Vancouver Playhouse. Music for film includes Witnessing, a documentary film which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired on MSNBC, the film Undetectable: the Changing Face of AIDS (premiered on PBS and the NOW Film Festival/NYC) and Swan Lake, Minnesota an award-winning video adaptation of the classic ballet produced by the A&E network in conjunction with PBS.
MARK LONDON (Lighting Designer) Mark continues to value his longstanding collaboration with ZviDance where he can free himself from the confines of broadcast lighting and return to his joy for lighting dance. Some of Mark’s international collaborations include Noche Flamenca De Madrid, Stars of the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet, the Chinese Opera of Taipei and the Pokrovsky Russian folk ensemble. NY based companies have included Jeanette Stoner, Muna Tseng, Colloquium Dance, 40Up and ISO Dance as well as theatre productions at the Public Theater and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) among countless “more intimate” venues. Some of Mark’s notable work in broadcast includes the design of lighting systems for WNET, WNYC, CNN, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox and Reuters as well as overseeing production of the broadcast lighting for four of the last five Olympic Games. Mark credits his family; Gail, Rachel and Ian, as a constant source of inspiration.
JOSHUA HIGGASON (visual designer) is a video, scenic, and media designer for theater, concerts, opera, and events. He started working in experimental theater and art with The Builders Association and Big Dance Theater in NYC, touring across the US and Europe. Recent productions include The Aging Magician (lighting and video design); Control (Five Landscapes for Orchestra), a new piece by Nico Muhly (Film and Set design; Utah Symphony); and video designs forMackie Messer- Eine Salzburger Dreigroschenoper (Salzburger Festival; Dir. Julian Crouch), Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie and Lowell Tour 2015, Powder her Face (New York City Opera; Dir. Jay Scheib); The Ambassador (BAM; Dir. John Tiffany); Dream of the Red Chamber (Times Square Art Alliance; Dir. Jim Findlay); and Round-Up (BAM; Sufjan Stevens). He also designs sets, lighting, and video for Radiolab and their national US tours. His recent concert collaborations with Candystations and The Windmill Factory have included JR JR, SXSW, Metric, Ray Lamontagne, M. Ward, and Sufjan Stevens/Bryce Dessner/Nico Muhly’s Planetarium. He has taught classes and workshops in video design for live performance at Bennington College, The New School, NYU, LIU, Princeton, MIT, and Duke.
JUKKA RINTAMAKI (composer) Jukka Rintamäki is an independent composer and musician, whose work includes music for contemporary dance, film and video games. Born in Vasa, Finland in 1974, he moved to Gothenburg, Sweden at the age of 20 to study musicology and philosophy. Today, Rintamäki lives and works in Stockholm, where he has been based since 2006. Rintamäki is member and songwriter in Silverbullit, formed in 1995. The group has released three albums and toured Europe and the United States. The band’s live performances and albums continue to receive wide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
In 2004, Rintamäki started composing music for film, contemporary dance and art, producing and doing remixes for bands. Feature films for which he has written original score include the award-winning movie Kid Svensk, directed by Nanna Huolman, shown at festivals in Scandinavia and Europe, including the Karlovary Film Festival and Gothenburg International Film Festival in 2008. The latest film featuring Rintamäki’s music was The Corridor (Swedish title ‘Isolerad’), a critically acclaimed Swedish thriller from 2010 shown at a number of film festivals around the world, including festival premiers at Plan D’Anger, Fantastic Fest Austin and the Brussels Film Festival.
Since 2005, Rintamäki has also collaborated with a number of choreographers. He composed music for works by choreographer Helena Franzén that were performed at Dansens Hus, Stockholm in 2009 and at Moderna Dansteater, Stockholm in 2011. He also composed music for performances at Joyce Soho, New York in 2009 and wrote music in collaboration with Silverbullit for performances at the Royal Danish Opera in 2005. His repertoire of compositions includes music for three works by choreographer Kenneth Kvarnström, performed at Göteborgsoperan, Norrlandsoperan and the Helsinki City Theater, later touring worldwide, including performances at Jacob’s Pillow, Massachusetts in 2010. He also composed music for choreographer Ori Flomin’s work All We Are, performed at DTW, New York in 2010. Most recently he composed the music for the dance performance Meeting You by Flomin and Franzén that has been played in Stockholm, Munich and at La MaMa in New York.