Tillman Jex |||

Bio & CV

portrait photograph of Tillman Jex
Photo by Marie Weikopf

Tillman Jex is a creative technologist who operates at the intersection between sound, graphics and interaction. Mainly using code to navigate these positions, he approaches problem solving with robust solutions, an open mind and a large scope of practiced disciplines. He works as a technical / creative facilitator within teams both in artistic, commercial spheres and research spheres.

No matter the format of experience or product, embedded in Tillman’s thinking is a strong respect for narrative. He sees narrative as into our perception of life and therefore as the medium of communication in which we achieve the deepest connections. Integrating narrative in products and experiences is therefore a path towards a more intuitive workflow and results in more elegant and impactful results.

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Originally, Tillman comes from a history as a music maker and sound designer. As well as releasing his own music, Tillman has collaborated both locally and internationally on short films, A/V installations, VR products, been invited to publicly speak on music composition and performance and has received state funded commissions for the composition of new work.

Through Tillman’s work as the head engineer at MONOM, he became increasingly interested in the power of virtual spaces, specifically in how they can inspire inward attention to the psyche. This lead to a deeper interest in virtual reality, programming and product building, consequently leading to his application and acceptance into the Creative Technologies masters program at Filmuniversität Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany (2021 - 2023).

Email: tillmanjex@mailbox.org

Higher Education
2023 Master of Arts (Creative Technologies) Filmuniversität Babelsberg
2016 Bachelor of Music Composition (First Class Honours) Melbourne University
2012 Certificate 4 in Sound Engineering RMIT University
Releases
2022 Collage Isolation Self Release
2020 Mangrove - V/A Track Bomphcast
2020 Paradigm Shift Eclectique
2019 In Search of Shadows Self Release
2018 Sub-Surface Oceans Self Release
2017 OP-Voyager: The Ignition Self Release
Music and Sound For Visual Media
2019 Brexit - The Untold Story - Documentary - dir. Temi Hollist Composer & Sound Design
Rock It - Advertising Campaign - dir. Diego Gardo Composer
Seed - Short - dir. Chris Araneda Sound Design
Die Probe - Short - dir. Chris Araneda Sound Design
2018 KNFVSSION - Advertising Short - dir. Diego Gardo Composer
Space to Create: Frank Peroni - dBs Music Berlin Composer
2017 Assistant to Burkhard Dallwitz Assistant
2016 Brakes - Short (dir. Charlotte Chen) Composer
Christmas Island - 3D video tour - Virtual Reality Ventures Composer
2015 St Paul - Short - (dir. Then Nguyen) Composer
Odd Socks - Short - (dir. Ellen Richardson) Composer
Apartment n15 - Short - (dir. Emma Gover) Composer
I Am Here - Documentary - (dir. Leah Sanderson) Sound Design & Mix
MAX - Short - (dir. Ryan Paturzo-Polson) Sound Design
2013 ROT - Short - (dir. Ruby Railey) Composer
Collaborations
2020 Y” by Luchs.us - Monom, Berlin. Official project booklet Spatialisation & Sound Design
Lost Spaces - Oceans by William Russell - Monom, Berlin Spatialisation & Sound Design
2018 Cube Analysis - A/V installation with Simon Finn - MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Composer
2017 False Flag - A/V installation with Simon Finn - MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Composer
2015 Encounters - Motion tracking & spatial audio installation (funded by Microsoft) - White Night - Melbourne, Australia Composer
Performances & Exhibitions
2022 Shortcut - Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Potsdam, Germany Exhibition
2020 Sektgarden - ://About Blank, Berlin, Germany Performance
2019 Dry’ - ACUD Macht Neu, Berlin, Germany Performance
Music for Dance
2015 Wrath - Shermaine Heng - Melbourne, Australia Composer
Fragile Terrain - Kaitlyn McConnell - Melbourne & Japan Composer
Disparity (Film)- Kaitlyn McConnell Composer
Exhale - Kaitlyn McConnell - Melbourne, Australia Composer
Industry
2020 Sound and Creation at Luchs.us, Berlin, Germany Composition & Sound Design
Studio Manager & Head Engineer at MONOM, Berlin, Germany Composition & Sound Design
2018 CTM Music Festival, Berlin, Germany Artist Liaison
2017 Employing Narrative in Dance Music - Wind It Up Festival - Canberra, Australia Talk and Live Performance
2016 - 2013 Pughouse Studios, Melbourne, Australia Studio Assistant
Commissions
2015 Corridors (Piano, Tuba, Viola) - Arts Centre Melbourne 5x5x5 Program - Melbourne, Australia Composer
Scholarships & Awards
2016 Dr. Phillip Law Music Scholarship Melbourne University
2015 SAF Music Provident Fund Melbourne University
Interviews & Press
2018 Life as an interactive composition grad in Berlin Melbourne University