Chas de Swiet is a media performance producer, composer and electric violinist.
De Swiet's musical progression has been from a classical violinist through to a world music and ambient DJ and then on to playing in bands and producing music for film, dance and theatre. Highlights along the way have included playing Glastonbury ’97 with Daweesh, releasing the CD The P4 Collection and the following national tour with The Escapists.
Other projects have included co-founding the sound system Sounds Anonymous and composing soundtracks forRupert Goold, The Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, Graeae Theatre Company, Drake Music Project, Historic Royal Palaces and Caglar Kimyoncu.
De Swiet has worked in performance art, collaborating with Silke Mansholt and Guy Bar Amotz for performances in London, Brussels and Turin.
In film and digital media, De Swiet produced the film Djembe Heaven, screened at the NFT, and was the subject of an Animated Minds short, broadcast on Channel 4.
De Swiet was the recipient of an Artsadmin digital bursary which resulted in the experimental website nutter.tv. which was exhibited at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC.
De Swiet has worked as a project manager for Audio Addiction, The Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company and Creative Routes, and has held staff positions at Mental Health Media, LOCOG (London 2012), Arts Council England South East and Greenwich and Docklands Festival.
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