Video designer and director Tal Rosner has spent the last ten years working closely with musicians, combining multiple layers of sound and visuals to create a new language of classical/contemporary music videos. Most recently, Rosner was commissioned to create a new video interpretation of Britten's Four Sea Interludes by four leading American orchestras: the New World Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2016, he added Britten’s Passacaglia to the piece in a premiere by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Rosner’s other work includes In Seven Days (Piano Concerto with Moving Image), a collaboration with world-renowned British composer Thomas Adès, commissioned by the Southbank Centre and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2008 and later performed with the New York Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zürich and Cologne Philharmonie; the multiple-channel film Polaris, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, which inaugurated the New World Symphony building designed by Frank Gehry; and Chronograph, a site-specific digital art mural that he created in collaboration with American artist Casey Reas, which was commissioned for the opening of the same building and has been screened daily on its 7,000-square-foot exterior projection wall ever since.
Commissioned by the Barbican, his two-channel video installation set to Steve Reich's 1981 minimalist masterpiece Tehillim (Psalms) was premiered on-location, as part of the composer's 80th birthday celebration in November 2016.
Theatre and dance credits include: Everyman (dir. Rufus Norris), Husbands and Sons (dir. Marianne Elliott) at the National Theatre; You For Me For You (dir. Richard Twyman), X (dir. Vicky Featherstone) at the Royal Court; and The Most Incredible Thing (Pet Shop Boys Ballet) at Sadler’s Wells.
He most recently co-designed Shopping and F'ing (dir. Sean Holmes) with long-term collaborator Jon Bausor for the Lyric Hammersmith, where is also an associate artist, and Philip Glass' Les Enfants Terribles (dir. Javier de Frutos) for the Royal Ballet/Barbican Theatre.
His video installation Disenchanted Island, in collaboration with composer Olga Neuwirth (commissioned by IRCAM) is currently on display at Centre Pompidou as part of the exhibition Imprimer le monde.
In 2008 Rosner won the BAFTA for Best Title Sequence for the Channel 4 television series Skins. He was born in Jerusalem and now lives and works in London.