Visual artist, photographer and film-maker, working extensively in the field of free improvised and experimental music and live art both in still photography and video.
Just completed Throw Them Up and Let Them Sing – film following Kurt Schwitters’ route from Nazi Germany to Norway and the Lake District.
Co-promoter (with guitarist John Russell) of Mopomoso free improvised music night at the Vortex Jazz Club. www.mopomoso.com
Runs Youtube channel – www.youtube.com/helentonic – of free improv concerts and associated art work.
Also work in progress – film of Max Eastley’s sound sculptures. (see youtube site).
Former TV producer/director of arts programmes such as BBC2’s The Late Show and Channel 4’s Without Walls. (Gave up TV to study Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College where I mainly concentrated on painting.)
Makes DVDs, videos for websites and provides photographic services for musicians and record companies. Designs CD covers and art work.
Experienced teacher, mentor and workshop organiser. Travel experience in South America, North Africa, Europe. Travelled to Nepal and Northern India in February 2010. Taught film-making at Kathmandu University Music Department in Bhaktapur.