Biography

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Meriel Price writes contemporary music theatre, is an award winning saxophonist, actress/performer and visual artist.

Her latest music theatre work, staring at the bin, had its world premiere and 30 performances at the Munich Biennale 2016, along with an accompanying exhibition.

As a member of the ensemble DieOrdnungDerDinge (www.dieordnungderdinge) she creates staged concert programmes that explore the space between concert and theater/performance in a visual, playful manner. They perform internationally in venues such as the Guggenheim, Bilbao, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Grüner Salon (Volksbühne) Berlin.

Her music theatre duo Aside (www.asidefromthe.com) explore the uncomfortable and unintended facets of musical performance, challenging the expectations of the audience. Their first work had it’s world premiere at the 150% Made in Hamburg Theatre Festival. She performs regularly in music theatre and theatre a.o. in the Berliner Ensemble, Munich Biennale, Radial System, Berlin and Theater Basel.

As a saxophonist she performs with ensembles such as the Berlin Philharmonic, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Stargaze and Redux. With the Redux Orchestra she recorded Symphony X, and performs the installation version, created together with artist Tino Sehgal, in festivals such as the Springdance Festival, Utrecht, in K21 Düsseldorf and KW Berlin.

She works closely with contemporary composers and has had many works written for her by composers such as Luke Bedford, Larry Goves, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Jordan Hunt.

As a visual artist she specialises in projects that combine visual art and music such as “Wer ist der Mächtigste auf Erden?” (Lucerne Festival, book published by NordSüd). She has also produced installations for festivals such as the Martinu Festtage, Basel, Tempelhof Theater Festival and the  Blind Spot Film and Music Festival as well as puppet design for the Marionettentheater Basel.

Meriel Price studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study at the University of the Arts, Berlin. Before this she studied visual art, specialising in sculpture, at Berkshire College of Art and Design.