The Creative Team
An Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (Since 2008) Eastside projects commission, produce and present a range of art practices and demonstrate ways in which art may be useful as part of society. Utilising our expertise and specialist knowledge we develop and produce projects with Birmingham’s diverse publics and creative communities creating long term, sustained relationships and artworks which support the reimagining of the City.
Eastside Projects, Commissioning Agent
Esmerelda Conde Ruiz – Producer
ESMERELDA CONDE RUIZ writes contemporary music for orchestras, choral ensembles and film using minimal instrumentation and repeating rhythmical patterns that develop into moving, emotional worlds with a visual component. She uses unusual combinations of instruments, electronics and voices and is curious about sound and ways of developing site-specific performances.
Esmeralda is the recipient of ‘Best Original Score’ at Los AngelesIndependent Film Festival and ‘Award of Excellence for Best Score’ Indie Fest Film Awards for her soundtrack for British short film ‘Cusp’ by Oliver Warren.
Esmeralda is also an interdisciplinary conductor working across the fields of the arts. She has specialised in voice ensembles and sound and is highly experienced in sight-specific projects and large-scale productions. She is a pioneer of choral interdisciplinary projects in the U.K. and has collaborated with contemporary artists, composers, directors and musicians such as Yoko Ono, David Lang, Nils Frahm, Matthew Herbert, Susan Philipsz, CocoRosie, Robert Wilson, Peter Liversidge, Mira Calix and more.
Andy Ingamells – Assistant Producer
ANDY INGAMELLS is an experimental musician who develops unusual methods of composition that blur the line between composer and performer.
He has filled taxis with recorder players reading traffic lights as notation, played gold-painted pianos overflowing with buckets of red wallpaper paste, invented the game of violin cricket, and been tickled by improvisers playing his ticklish body as a musical instrument.
His work has been performed in the National Portrait Gallery, the Handel & Hendrix House Museum and Café Oto in London, the Orgelpark and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Lapidarium of Kings in Copenhagen, Walled City Festival in Derry, Birmingham International Dance Festival, and Cheltenham Music Festival.
Andy is also one of our composers.