Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Other/Various

Location: London


London/Oslo-based duo BirdWorld is a musical partnership between Gregor Riddell and Adam Teixeira. With a simple acoustic instrumental set up alongside electronically manipulated field recordings and a variety of traditional percussion including numerous kalimbas, the duo weaves between ambient electronic, contemporary classical, folkloric music and improvisation creating soundscapes both natural and otherworldly.

Since meeting during their respective Banff Centre for the Arts Creative Residencies, the duo has gone on to perform across Europe with highlights including a Union Chapel concert filmed and recorded by NTS Radio, an electronic film score commissioned by London Contemporary Orchestra and collaborating with Sanskriti Shrestha, Streifenjunko, Harpreet Bansal, James Kitchman and Alex Stuart among others. Birdworld’s track ‘After Rain’ was included in the August ’18 edition of The Wire Tapper and in October performed at LSO St Luke’s ‘Open Ear’ series live recorded by BBC Radio 3.

Encompassing the 2019 Vernal Equinox, BirdWorld released their debut EP ‘TING TAR TID’. They will release their follow up album UNDA soon.

” … captivating performance combining jazz, classical and electronica.” (Kings Place March 2017, Cusp Magazine)