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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 experience.

This unique orchestra blends of the rich sonority 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 musical experience.

This unique orchestra blends of the rich sonority 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. 

What makes this experience really unique is we will have neuroscience hub. Measuring select participants to establish the physiological impact of this kind experience.
 

Data for this project will be collected using the latest in “high-tech” hardware and software measuring a range of physiological markers including EEG (brainwave activity) and ANS (Autonomic Nervous System) measures including Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Respiratory Rate (RR), Muscle Tension (EMG) and Body Temperature.

"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 432hz, co-producer of the documentary Does Sound Heal and En`coda 432hz The Film. She delivers wellbeing strategies to organisations combining therapeutic tools with traditional mindfulness  
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  


Tenille transitioned from an illustrious business career receiving awards recognised by the Prime Minister called The Australian Leadership Award and 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, then 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 and was a state finalist as a Telstra Business Woman of The Year. 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 organisations. She now integrates this knowledge with the solution based strategies of wellness and wellbeing in the workplace and in the home.

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Mark Coughlan
Music Director and Conductor

Mark is a senior business leader with a range of experiences at Director and CEO level in the Cultural and Healthcare sectors.

Three-time finalist for West Australian of the Year in the Arts and Culture category.

Mark Coughlan is a concert pianist, conductor, music critic, teacher, concert promoter and company director. 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.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Musica Viva Australia and was Federal Chairman of the Australian Music Examinations Board, Australia’s largest music examination and publishing company. Mark has also been Chairman of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference and was Head of the School of Music at the University of Western Australia for eight years.

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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 stages 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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