Wednesday 8 March  |  10am - 12pm | In person
Performance 2, Metronome

Gazelle Twin


Elizabeth will present a chronology of her career to date, discussing creative process and unconventional approaches to making and releasing electronic music, and composing for film, TV, theatre and video games.


British composer, producer and performer Elizabeth Bernholz developed the persona Gazelle Twin in 2009, under which she has since released the critically acclaimed albums; Deep England (2021) with NYX Drone Choir,  Pastoral (2018), Kingdom Come (2017), Unflesh (2014) and her debut, The Entire City (2011). 

Her vocal-led, experimental electronic music is Influenced diversely; from classical, choral and sacred music, to pop, industrial, and EDM. Her compositions encompass euphoric and haunting choral landscapes, to intense, beat-driven songs, which are rooted in strong visual themes. 

Gazelle Twin has collaborated frequently as a vocalist with artists including John Foxx (Ultravox), DJ Dave Clarke, and Gary Numan. In 2020 she was invited by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to remix the Halsey track, ‘I Am Not a Woman I’m a God’, which they produced, presented as part of the official remix package alongside Underworld, Hot Chip and Adrian Sherwood.  In 2019 Gazelle Twin worked with Max de Wardener to create an orchestral performance ‘The Power and the Glory’ with the BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, for the New Music Biennial. Later that year she returned to the same venue to present Deep England, a large-scale ensemble A/V performance made with NYX Electronic Drone Choir at London Jazz Festival. The Deep England studio album was released in March 2021 to critical acclaim. In July 2021, together with award winning Directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard they made the music film ‘Deep England’. In October 2023 Somerset House premiered her first ever audio installation, ‘We Wax. We Shall Not Wane’ featuring the voice of acclaimed actor, Maxine Peake, as part of the critically acclaimed exhibition ’The Horror Show’ curated by Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard and Claire Catterall. 

Gazelle Twin’s music has been commissioned for, and featured in Films, Theatre productions, Television series, art installations and video games including; The Walking Dead (AMC), The New Pope (HBO), How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), The Virtues (Channel 4), Prometheus (20th Century Fox), Cyberpunk 2077 and 2022 Netflix series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. With a recent move into film and television scoring, she has to date composed two feature, horror film scores; Nocturne (by Amazon Studios / Blumhouse, 2020), and The Power (Shudder, BFI, 2021) in collaboration with Max de Wardener. She has scored the soundtrack to the upcoming SKY TV Series ’Then You Run’ (airing 2023).

Gazelle Twin is an ambassador for women in music and inspired the ‘Gazelle Twin Scholarship for Women in Music Technology‘ at the University of Sussex, UK. She frequently presents seminars to students of music/art, and often mentors young composers/producers of all backgrounds. She is currently writing a new album and working on new commissions for 2023 and beyond.

Interviewer Lou Barnell

Lou is an award-winning sound and performance artist and radio DJ. She is one of Sound and Music’s New Voices 2022 Composers.
She was winner of the 2021 Oram Awards, supported by The PRS Foundation and BBC Radiophonic Institute in recognition of innovation in sound and technology.

Lou’s work gives language to her alienating and disorientating experiences of being a neurodivergent woman. It communicates her synaesthetic experience of sound, hyperfocus and sensory overload.

Lou’s latest work is a brutalist hypnotic soup of electronics, visceral sonic textures, improvised voice, materials and physicality. The double A Side from the forthcoming album ‘Du Pain Du Vin, Du Rizatriptan was released on Pearl Home Records in 2023. It featured on NTS Radio with Silvia KastelBBC Merseyside’s Popular Music Show and Resonance FM with Dexter Bentley

International Women’s Day

We’re proud to be supporting International Women’s Day by hosting a number of talks on Wednesday 8 March, celebrating the work of women in the creative industries.

Important: Sign-ups are only valid with your Confetti or NTU email. Compulsory group students do not need to book.

COMPULSORY GROUPS: FS22-1, FS22-3, DS21-2, QS22-5 to attend in person

This session will take place in Performance 2, Metronome. Check ticket availability.