“Music that gives you the Freedom to Feel”
Kristin Rule As ...
Composer / Cellist – TV, TVC, Film, Theatre, Dance or Games
Composer – Solo / Ensemble Notated Works (with / without Music Technology)
Session Cellist – Remote / Online HD Recording or Location Recording
Performer – Cello (with / without Music Technology)
Workshops & Demonstrations – Acoustic Live Looping & Real Time Sampling (featuring Ableton Live)
Technologist – Development and Advice for Schools wishing to setup Interactive Music Technology programs (featuring Ableton Live)
Presenter – Music Industry Skills inc Marketing & Business Plans and ‘Creating a Niche’ in the Music Industry
Tuition (Individual / Group) – Cello (standard), Strings Vn,Va,Vc,Db (creativity & improvisation), Composition, Music Technology (Acoustic Live Looping with Ableton Live)
Additional Project Skills
*Video editing and Trailer creation for Film & Theatre works
**Experienced with online collaboration
***Ability to do Sound Design
Pro Gear List
LIVE PERFORMANCE EQUIPMENT
- Buthod Cello (French 130 years old)
- Macbook Pro
- DPA 4099 (mic)
- RME UC (audio interface)
- Softstep 2 (midi foot controller)
QUALITY (HD) AUDIO RECORDING EQUIPMENT
- Grace Design M201 with A/D (mic preamp)
- Neumann U87 (large diaphragm mic)
- DPA 4015A (wide cardioid mic)
- SCHOEPS MK4 (cardioid mic)
- RODE NTG3 (shotgun mic)
- Ableton Live (Live Performance / Looping / Sampling)
- Pro Tools (Audio Recording / Editing & Film Scoring)
- Sibelius (Music Notation)
- Avenue (VJ Live Performance)
- Premier Pro (Video / Trailer Editing)
News - Upcoming Gigs, Album Releases & Other News
It’s been a long time coming, nearly 5 years, but my new album is well and truly underway. Scoring it as we speak!
‘Sign Up’ here to show your support and to receive notifications of album releases, projects and tours…
I recently composed, performed and recorded the original score for a short documentary (30mins) by Simon Cunich entitled ‘Maratus’.
World Premier details to come…
Maratus – Film
In November 2014, I worked with Theatre Makers Rebecca Russell, Ken Evans & Emmily Caspi, Video Aritst Dotahn Caspi, Dancer Jannett Hoe and members of the Clunes (VIC) community to create a magical experience over two nights.
It has to be seen to be believed, a simply stunningly beautiful show….. and if you missed it, you now have a chance to view a showcase of the event, with the release of a trailer featuring live footage and sound from the actual show!!
Grasslands – Theatre (Trailer)
Gigs & Workshops
I am currently setting up a new base in Mallacoota, Victoria. Once the necessary work has been completed I will saddle up my bicycle rig for another epic Solar Bicycle Cello Tour.
As per the info in ‘Upcoming Performances’ (see above), I am currently stationary, but looking to engage in a Public Transport Tour over the coming months, so if you’d like an ‘Acoustic Live Looping’ demonstration or workshop in your school or community, please contact me direct via the Contact form at the bottom of this page.
I’ve have a lot of interest from people on this one (Acoustic Live Looping Online tutorials for Ableton Live). Life is pretty busy for me at the moment, but if you are interested, rest assured that I am currently creating a suitable space from which to film a series of tutorials. So, please contact me direct via the Contact form (bottom of page) for a notification once things are live, or ‘Sign Up’ here for general news and updates (which will include info on online tutorials)…
The Knife that Cuts a Tear – 2010
In 2010, Kristin release a studio album of live looping compositions entitled ‘The Knife that Cuts a Tear’.
“Kristin Rule’s release, ‘The Knife that Cuts a Tear’, is reaching deep into the hearts and minds of listeners from all walks of life. A composition graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, Kristin has found her voice in the form of a cello and a loopstation. In performance, her original compositions are created live, layer by layer, mesmerising audiences with exquisite melodies, rich harmonies and beautifully raw sonorities.”Read More
Be Not Afraid – 2006
Kristin Rule’s 2006 debut album ‘Be Not Afraid’, was recorded live, in a Tin Shed, in the middle of the Australian Bush. A low budget Album, presented as a new beginning after a prolonged depression (resulting from the death of her father in 2002).Read More
Projects & Collaborations
Portrait of a Soldier (Trailer) – 2015
“The story of a girl-soldier coming of age,
amidst the bloodiest resistance fight of World War II”
Director – Marianna Bukowski (UK based)Read More
Trailer Music – ‘Affirmation’ by Kristin Rule
Original film score composed by Wayne Urquhart.
Online Edit by Dean Wyles at ENVY Post Production
Grasslands – 2014
GRASSLANDS Creative Team
Concept, Director, voices: Rebecca Russell
Concept, Design: Ken Evans
Dancer: Janette Hoe
Cellist/ Composer: Kristin Rule
Video Art/ Projection: Dotahn Caspi
Lighting Design: Philip Lethlean
Costume design: Mel Drummond
Wardrobe Assistant: Janette Weatherspoon
Ecologist: Dale Tonkinson
Stage Manager: Bec Anderson
Creative Producer: Verity Higgins
Performer/Collaborator: Emmily Caspi
Season – 28 – 29th November 2014 in the grounds of The Lee Medlyn Home of BottlesRead More
Sticky – 2013
Animation Docudrama (20mins)
“Exiled from the tropical paradise where they evolved, a tiny population of remarkable stick insects dodged extinction by hiding under a single windswept bush on the world’s tallest sea stack for 80 years. Thanks to a dedicated team of scientists they’re now living safely in captivity, but when can they go home?”
Director / Producer – Jilli RoseRead More
Producer – Katrina Mazurek
Featuring – ‘Clarity’ by Kristin Rule
Bare Witness – 2012
“An electrifying multi-media play drawing on actual experiences of photographers and correspondents, Bare Witness catapults us into the world’s combat zones, exploding the way we view the world’s humanity through the fragmenting lens of the media.”
Writer – Mari Lourey,Read More
Director – Nadja Kostich
Original Score 2012 – Kristin Rule
Hutch – 2012
“In a dark tunnel a woman cares for a small rabbit. As the rabbit grows their relationship becomes obsessive and transgressive. Puppetry, live music, song and gesture drive the piece through moments of tenderness, brutality, humour, and despair.”
Written and Performed by Rachael Wenona GuyRead More
Director – Nancy Black of ‘Black Hole Theatre Inc.’
Original Score – Kristin Rule
Memoirs of a Plague – 2011
Feature Length Documentary (77 mins)
“The ware against Locusts is as old as human civilisation. It is one of the universal stories we tell of our creation, laying deep within us. But where does the individual fit into this drama? What role does fate play and what role does science?
The film follows the director’s journey as he examines the complexity of the dramatic encounter between man and locust.
Do we live outside or inside nature, who is hunting who?”
Producers: Mizi Goldman & Robert NugentRead More
Writer/Director: Robert Nugent
Original Score: Kristin Rule
Technology & Tutorials
Bicycle Cello Tours
Vagabond Tour – 2014
In 2014, Kristin and Andy embarked on a 5,000k Solar Vagabond Bicycle Cello Tour of VIC, NSW, ACT & QLD. It was an amazing tour which presented some enormous challenges, well and truly beyond that of simply riding the bike. Here is a taste of the experience, in photos (no captions). A video of the year 2014 Vaon a bike NFA is in the planning.Read More
Tasmania Tour – 2012
In 2012, Kristin and Andy set out on an ambitious 1000k Cello Bicycle Tour of Tasmania, where Kristin had been invited to play at the Cygnet Folk Festival. Here is a video of their journey…Read More
Album Launch Tour – 2010
(Ballarat, Melbourne, Dalesford, Castlemaine, Newstead, Talbot, Clunes)
300k Bicycle Cello Tour, November 2010
“Official First Tour featuring the new mode of Cello Transportation.”Read More
Help these guys find 52, the worlds loneliest whale and share his story with the world… https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lonelywhale/help-us-find-lonely-whale “Answering the Call of 52 (51.75hz) – The Worlds Loneliest Whale” Original Music by Kristin Rule I came across an incredible story on Kickstarter the yesterday, it was about a solitary Whale known simply as ’52’. ’52’ has...
Recently, I was asked to play at the funeral of a local Mallacoota resident, Derek James Benson (or Jim to those that knew him well). I didn’t know Jim or his family personally, but I find that a funeral always seems to bring about a deep sense of reflection on the value of music, of...
You may wonder, why, after more than 8 months on the road full time, there has been so little ‘blog’ action till now. The challenge of life on the road – from nowhere to nowhere, with no plan of action or specific way / place to be, no particular project or outcome to give meaning...
As a young cellist, I dreaded the unpredictability of the ‘outside’ performance, wind blowing music off stands, sun torturing the delicate finish of the wood, but most of all, I hated the way it sounded, often dry, exposing all my technical and musical cellistic flaws, that oh so very ‘naked’ sound. Cycle touring has, through...
One of the things I love about this tour, is our ability to make repairs on the road, thanks to the extensive tool kit and spare parts that we, or more specifically, Andy, carries. A recent problem with my Pot (potentiometer for our Australian Made speed controller), gave me the opportunity to try out our...
Stuck in the small sugar farming town of Broadwater, NSW, supplies running low, and no end in sight to the poor weather conditions that made the all ready dangerous roads ever more dangerous for cyclists (in fact, during our stay, and just 5k south, in the direction we were to travel, two people died and...
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