Jed Palmer and Zoë Barry





Jed Palmer:

Jed is a composer and guitarist. He has composed the scores for feature films Upgrade (Dir. Leigh Whannell, SXSW 2018 Winner Audience Award, SFF 2018, FrightFest UK 2018), Animals (Dir. Sophie Hyde Co-Composed with Zoë Barry), I Used To Be Normal - A Boyband Fangirl Story (Dir. Jessica Leski, Hot Docs 2018, SFF 2018, MIFF 2018), Otherlife (MIFF 2017, SFF 2017, San Diego 2017) The Infinite Man (SXSW 2014) and Ukraine Is Not A Brothel (Venice Film Festival 2014, Winner AACTA Best Documentary).

Jed started writing music, playing in bands and touring at a young age. He soon realised his great passion was for capturing sound, and collecting sounds together as collage. He studied audio engineering and began his working life as a recording engineer and producer recording sound to analog tape. An interstate move instigated a shift in focus to the film industry, first working in all departments of post production sound, then a move into sound design for feature films, documentaries and television. Now an acclaimed film composer, Jed brings together his vast musical experience, sound post production craft and audio knowledge to create vivid, textured, collage - like scores for film and television.

Zoë Barry:

Zoë is a cellist, composer and performance maker. She composes for film, theatre and galleries, performs with a range of experimental ensembles and subversive divas, and creates immersive site specific theatre installations. A classically trained cellist with a degree in ethnomusicology, Zoë furthered her studies in baroque and Turkish classical repertoire, and went on to play in indie, drone, ambient and experimental bands. Her composition work draws on these sonic worlds and likes to sit within the mysterious. Zoë is a member of The Letter String Quartet, tours with Meow Meow and has performed with John Cale, Mick Harvey, Stars Of the Lid, A Winged Victory For The Sullen and The New Pollutants’ rescore of Metropolis. Zoë often collaborates with composer/guitarist Jed Palmer. Their film scores include Animals (dir Sophie Hyde), The Infinite Man (dir Hugh Sullivan, SXSW 2014) and Kitty Green’s Ukraine Is Not A Brothel (Venice Film Festival 2014, SXSW 2014, Winner Best Documentary, AACTA Awards.)


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