Phil Dadson

Biography
Phil Dadson (born 1946), is one of New Zealand's most innovative inter-media artists and experimental music composers. His sound and video-scape installations have been resonating throughout the national and international art world since the early 1970s.
Dadson is best known as a composer, experimental musical instrument builder and performer with the ensemble, From Scratch, which he formed in 1970, upon his return from working with the renowned Cornelius Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra in London. Between 1971 and 1976, he worked as a moving image maker and co-founded SeeHear Films and Alternative Cinema in Auckland, before his appointment to the Sculpture Department of the Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, a position he held until 2001. He has received several major awards since 1990, including the Grand Prix Award at Cannes/Mildem for the film 'Pacific 3,2,1, Zero' in 1994 and the Fulbright Cultural Travel Award, USA for a From Scratch tour, in 1991. Since leaving Elam Dadson has devoted his time to various inter-media projects, including in 2004, filming at Scott base, in Antarctica.
b.1946
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