Tal Rosner was born in Jerusalem. He received his BA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and an MA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. He lives and works in London.
Since 2005, Rosner has worked closely with musicians, combining multiple layers of sound and visuals to create a new language of classical/contemporary music videos. These include a DVD of Stravinsky and Debussy’s music for two pianos with Katia and Marielle Labèque (KML Recordings 2007) and Lachen Verlernt, his collaboration with Jennifer Koh and Esa-Pekka Salonen which premiered at the 92Y Festival in New York in 2011.
His work with Thomas Adès includes In Seven Days (2008) and the multiplechannel film Polaris (2011), which inaugurated the Miami New World Symphony building designed by Frank Gehry. Chronograph, a site-specific digital art mural that he created in collaboration with American artist Casey Reas, was commissioned for the opening of the same building, and has been screened daily on its 7,000-squarefoot exterior projection wall ever since.
In 2008 Tal Rosner won the BAFTA for Best Title Sequence for the Channel 4 television series Skins. He has continued to work on all the subsequent UK series and the new US series for MTV, broadcast in January 2011.
His experimental film Without You, commissioned by Animate Projects for Channel 4 and Arts Council England, won the Cinephilia Best Experimental Film Award at the 2010 London Short Film Festival. Without You has been broadcast on TV in the UK and France (Canal+) and widely screened at prominent film festivals and venues, including Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam, Tribeca (NYC), Onedotzero and the Tate Modern in London. A retrospective of Tal Rosner’s work was held at the Forum des Images in Paris, as part of the Nemo Festival in April 2009.
In 2010 Rosner’s seven-channel gallery installation Family Tree was launched at the Tenderpixel Gallery in London and screened at the Step09 Art Fair in Milan. That same year his work crossed over into the world of theatre with a video projection for John Adams’ musical I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, which was commissioned by the Barbican, London and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Rosner recently created the film and animation element for a new ballet production for Sadler’s Wells, The Most Incredible Thing. The full-length dance work, featuring music by the Pet Shop Boys and direction/choreography by Javier De Frutos, premiered in London in March 2011 and was broadcast on BBC Four.