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Press Kit

En Coda is an internationally award-winning film and symphony orchestra therapeutic experience.

En Coda is an immersive musical and sensory experience presented by Creative Director and Composer Tenille Bentley, Musical Director Mark Coughlan.

Influenced by the fusion of ancient sound healing traditions and the world of the classical symphony, En Coda presents a deep listening musical and therapeutic experience.

This unique orchestra blends the rich sonority of classical strings with the exotic colour of traditional instruments and enchanting vocal lines. 

About En Coda

  • Winner of the International Sound Awards Film Festival Prague. Best Male Director, Best Australian Music Video, Best Classic Music Video, Best Editing

  • Winner of the Munich Music Video Awards - Best Live Performance & Best Sound Production

  • Winner of International Future Sound Awards - Best Editing, Best Documentary, Best Sound Production, Best Classic Music Video

  • Winner of Euro Music Video Awards - Best Male Director, Best Production

 

En Coda is an immersive musical and sensory experience presented by Creative Director and Composer Tenille Bentley, Musical Director Mark Coughlan and Composer Stuart James. 

"I was completely transformed, and it lasted for days" - participant.

 

Influenced by the fusion of ancient sound healing traditions and the world of the classical symphony,  En Coda presents a deep listening and therapeutic musical experience.

This unique orchestra blends the rich sonority of classical strings with the exotic colour of traditional instruments and enchanting vocal lines.

Over the course of an hour, En Coda leads the listener through a unique and extraordinary whole-of-body musical journey. 

Prepare for the unexpected.

Expect the possibility of the unknown.

Experience…En Coda

 

"I couldn't believe the impact it had on my body and mind - Amazing I will be at the next one" - participant.

Artists' Biography

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Tenille Bentley 
Creative Director, Composer, Producer & Founder

Tenille Bentley is the founder and creative director of the internationally award-winning En Coda Symphony Orchestra 432 Hz, co-producer of the documentary Does Sound Heal and   En Coda 432 Hz The Film.


Her musical body of work has been recognised by the International Sound Awards in Prague, International Sound Future Awards in New York, Munich Music Awards and Euro Music Awards and used in therapeutic clinics for patients with trauma, anxiety and PTSD.


Tenille’s collective works have reached the global stages in unique art projects at Nuit Blanche Paris – Museum of Modern Art of Paris & The Palais de Tokyo Museum Square and Techism Exhibitions in Florida as it continues to make its way around the globe.


Her therapeutic music is influenced by the fusion of ancient sound traditions, classical music and modern lyrical structures, presenting a deep listening musical experience that leaves her audiences feeling transformed with the effect said to be lasting for weeks beyond the sessions.

Tenille transitioned from an illustrious business career receiving awards recognised by the Prime Minister such as The Australian Leadership Award and her being selected by The Australian Financial Review as one of the top 100 Women of Influence. The Governor inducted her into the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame, and she became a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year. 


She was also one of the top 3 in the Australian Institute of Management Excellence Awards. This was in recognition for her contribution to the community.


During Tenille’s business career she has sat on some of Australia's most prestigious boards as a non-executive director, advising and governing multi- million-dollar organsations.

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Mark Coughlan
Music Director and Conductor

Mark is a major figure in the cultural life of Western Australia. He is a pianist, conductor, artistic director and gallery owner.  

 

He grew up in Perth and studied music at the University of Western Australia before moving to London where he lived and worked for several years.

 

He returned to Australia to become Head of the Music Faculty at UWA and since this time has held leadership roles at state and national levels in the performing arts and higher education sectors. Mark is a former board member and CEO of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, a music writer for The Australian newspaper and a judge for the national performing arts awards, The Helpmanns.

 

Mark is the founder and director of The Orangery Gallery, a restored arts space showcasing local artists and musicians. In addition to his work in the arts sector.

 

Mark has a long-standing interest in health and wellbeing and for 13 years owned and operated a medical centre providing a range of health services. Mark is a three-time finalist for West Australian of the Year in the Arts and Culture category.

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January Kultura
En Coda Artist - Percussion & Vocalist

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January is a globally recognised healer for people with chronic illness and multi-instrumental frequency musician. She has healed herself from debilitating illness that modern medicine couldn’t support, using healing foods and sound therapies and continues to support people around the world with 'mystery' illness to bring them back to health.

 

She has a deep love for world cultures creating her unique blend of her earthly sounds driven from the roots of her island home and has performed on the world stage with highly regarded artists.

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Julian Silburn
En Coda Artist - Didjeridu Artist & Percussionist

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Julian is a didjeridu healer, performer and teacher with a passionate interest in Aboriginal culture and music.

 

Julian has been taught by a number of Yolngu elders in Arnhemland and Noongar elders in Western Australia.

 

Having collaborated with them musically and culturally over many years, he has their blessing and approval for using the didjeridu in his healing, performance and teaching work.

 

In all these activities, he aims to respectfully impart the spirit of what he was taught and to connect people with nature through various rhythms, songs and nature calls.

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Dr Stuart James
Orchestral Composer

Stuart is a Head Lecturer in the Composition and Music Technology program at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Stuart is a Western Australian-based composer, performer, sound designer, audio engineer, and producer. His compositional work explores both acoustic and electronic instruments, and he has been commissioned to write compositions by the ABC, Decibel Ensemble, Tetrafide Ensemble, the WASO New Music Ensemble, percussionist Louise Devenish, and visual artist Erin Coates.

 

Stuart's work has also been performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Michael Kieran Harvey, and his work has been released on Tall Poppies. Stuart won the state finals of the ASME young composers’ competition, won the Dorothy Ransom composition prize, and has also been nominated for Australian Music Centre Awards for his percussion pieces Temperaments and Kinabuhi | Kamatayon.

 

Stuart has been a founding member of the Decibel ensemble, and has performed as part of this ensemble throughout Europe and Asia.

 

Stuart also manages and operates a commercial recording studio, and has recorded and mixed national and international artists including ShockOne, Kele Okereke, JMSN, Ta-ku, Loston, Jaime Page, and others. Stuart also completed his doctorate for research in spatial audio, spectral synthesis, and wave terrain synthesis, and has continued to publish regularly on music technology.

Film Awards & Media

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Winner - International Sound Awards Film Festival Prague

  • Best Male Director

  • Best Australian Music Video

  • Best  Classic Music Video

  • Best Editing

Winner - Munich Music Video Awards

  • Best Live Performance

  • Best Sound Production

Winner - International Future Sound Awards

  • Best Editing

  • Best Documentary

  • Best Sound Production

  • Best Classic Music Video

Winner - Euro Music Video Awards

  • Best Male Director

  • Best Production

Media Reviews

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Additional News & Media - Click Here To View

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A Side B Films Production

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Logos, Video & Artwork

En Coda Film Trailer

En Coda Symphony Orchestra Trailer

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