Galina Juritz is a composer, producer and violinist currently living and working in London, having spent much of her life in South Africa, a place that she continues to draw from creatively. Since studying violin performance at the University of Cape Town under Prof. Farida Bacharova, she has been working as a writer and performer of music across diverse genres, in collaboration with multiple disciplines.
Her composing credits include short films, commercials, dance pieces, scored works for ensembles, animations and extensive studio work. She finds inspiration in both humans and machines, the majority of her work blending synthetic electronic textures with live instruments and voices, and has recently moved further into audiovisual composition. Her Cantata ‘Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair’ met with critical acclaim after its run at the Baxter Theatre in 2017.
She is also a founding member of the Night Light Collective a flexible configuration of players of diverse instruments who focus their energy on the composition and promotion of new South African works, and innovative collaborations. She is currently completing her second year of a Masters in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University of London, having recently released an EP ‘NX14’ under the University’s NX label.
Her collaborations with South African and Swiss artists ‘Like The Grass’ and UK/ Malmö based ‘Hesitation’ are both set for release later in the year, with her own album in the pipeline.