Nat Grant is a percussionist, theatre composer and sound artist from Melbourne working across live performance, installation, and sound design, whose work explores intersections between improvisation, chance and intention in the development of sound as a sculptural medium. Through the integration of electronic processing and sampling with acoustic instruments and sound recordings, Nat creates cumulative sound works that link consciousness and memory, allowing interaction between audience and performers.
Nat has created sound design for theatre, dance, film, and live art, including for ITCH Productions, Jonathan Homsey, and The Stain. Previous commissions include works for 3 Shades Black ensemble, Erica Rasmussen, and Solstice Piano trio, with a new work for Solstice being premiered at the Melbourne Recital Centre this October.
Nat performs regularly in Australia and overseas, including at the Percussive Arts Society’s Annual Convention in Indianapolis, the Y2K International Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz, California, and a recent tour of China and Hong Kong with the Amplified Elephants.
Collaboration is key to Nat’s work, including previous and current partnerships with Jolt Arts, the Amplified Elephants, experimental filmmaker Dirk DeBruyn, Afrobeat band Papa Chango, electro pop artist Emah Fox, and Adam Simmons’ Creative Music Ensemble.
Nat holds a PhD in music composition from the Victorian College of the Arts.
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