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CHRIS UMNEY

Since studying theatre and visual art at Brighton University in the early 90’s Chris has worked continuously as a lighting designer, composer & technical manager for numerous UK based theatre, dance and circus companies both nationally and throughout the world. Notable clients have included The Royal Shakespeare Company; The People Show; Tim Crouch; Liz Aggiss; Divas Dance Theatre; Darren Johnston and Prodigal Theatre / the Urban Playground. Chris returned to the UK in 2013 after a three year spell in Germany and now divides his time between both countries. During the above period ongoing creative relationships were forged with the Berlin based theatre companies Gob Squad and International Institute of Political Murder, and Residance of the Peter Glaesel Stiftung in Detmold. Chris is a founder member of the electronic music collective Wevie Stonder who released 4 albums and two e.p.'s on the Skam and Sonig labels between 2000 - 2009. In addition Chris's sound portfolio encompasses musical composition for art installations, field recordings for radio broadcast, and various commercial commissions. www.chrisumney.com www.chrisumney.com