Jasmin Kent Rodgman is a British-Malaysian composer and producer. In 2017/18, she was a London Symphony Orchestra Jerwood Composer, writing new music as well as curating for their 2018 programme. Whilst working with the LSO, she had the privilege of being mentored by Errollyn Wallen and Jude Kelly. She is currently one of the 2018/19 British Council PRS Musicians in Residence, China.
Her work focuses on cross-arts collaboration and interaction, celebrating identity and social engagement. Drawing inspiration from, and engaging with diverse communities, her music is explorative and plays with a sense of narrative, often experimenting with live music, sound design and electronics. Most recently, she travelled to Bangalore to direct idol lost, a dance film featuring Indian contemporary dancer Hemabharathy Palani (2018 Rambert Fellow), filmed to accompany her LSO commission by the same name.
Her work has been performed across London and the UK including The Barbican, The Albany, Arcola Theatre, Total Refreshment Centre, Grimeborn Opera Festival and Secret Garden Party Festival.
Recent projects include:
VR film Mechanical Souls directed by Gaëlle Mourre, in official selection at Sundance Film Festival 2019 and selected for the 2018 Venice Film Festival's Production Bridge;
score for BLAST Pro Series: an innovative global tournament series of live Counter-Strike gaming;
Produced and directed dance film idol lost, in partnership with the LSO, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Attakkalari Centre for Movement and Arts Council England;
CONTOUR an LSO Jerwood concert celebrating music, dance and film featuring celebrated harpsichordist Jane Chapman and dance artists House of Absolute, Hemabharathy Palani, Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Patricia Okenwa and Alexandrina Hemsley;
HUH an LSO Jerwood concert featuring artists such as composers Errollyn Wallen, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, poet Salena Godden and more;
KIKO for jazz band YUSUFLA, premiered at the Royal Albert Hall's Late Night Jazz series;
The Story of Looking, a VR film centred on filmmaker Mark Cousins;
Alongside composing, Jasmin is also a producer at production house and arts consultancy, Fury Films.
Photography by Jonathan Hines