“This pace and timing is perhaps the work’s most impressive feature and can be attributed to its astonishing sound-score. Composer Eden Mulholland has created an incredible, almost operatic aural experience”
Archives of Humanity 2021. Jo Pickup, Artshub
“It is a haunting soundscape of memories; emotions of love, loss and hope; ideas of loneliness, struggle and triumph. Mulholland is a gentle performer, gracious in his shaping of the piece”
Meremere 2018. Leah Carrell, Theatreview
“A non-stop, tour de force performance”
The Zone 2018. Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia.
Eden Mulholland (Ngati Uepohatu, Aotearoa) is one of Australasia’s most respected and prolific composers and producers for theatre, film, and contemporary dance.
Currently based in Queensland, Eden’s background as a gifted contemporary dancer, together with his ongoing career as a recording artist, means his work not only spans multiple disciplines but also meets the challenges involved in transcending or transgressing conventional genre boundaries.
Eden is well known and sought after for his unusual mix of disciplined focus combined with creative freedom, a balancing act which allows for collaborative improvisation and risk taking when exploring and developing new works.
Eden has received numerous arts festival and commercial sound design awards and is a founding member of the acclaimed Movement of the Human, a multi-disciplined, project-based collective known for their striking and thought provoking work.
Early 2021 sees Eden composing for Dakota of the White Flats with Red Leap Theatre, Archives of Humanity with Co3 Australia for the Perth Festival, Torua development for MOTH, Meremere NZ Tour with MOTH, Sarah Foster-Sproull’s new work for the Royal NZ Ballet. For a chronological full list of works see edenmulholland.com.
His work is licensed regularly worldwide. He is signed to US Label Anti Fragile and Mushroom Publishing in Australia/NZ.
Chronological list of theatre shows
Fusillade Project 2017. 28 songs and videos in 28 days
“We get a countless amount of pitches and submissions every week here at Pilerats, but none have ever been quite as ambitious as this. Fusillade is a project spearheaded by Eden Mulholland, a genre-binding, part indie-rock, part electro-pop name whose sound is reminiscent of a bizarre Arcade Fire x Talking Heads x Beck cross-over – but it’s good. Set to take place over the next month, Fusillade will see Mulholland drop seven videos a week, every week, for the next month. The first seven videos, which we’re premiering today, all venture into a brooding, dimly-lit indie-rock sound, focusing on the more acoustic side of things with haunting visual accompaniments seemingly being the theme across the seven singles. Thousand Year Stare pairs soft vocals with a breezy guitar line to create a more upbeat, indie-pop sound, while contrastingly, singles like The Cry Overture and Her Island – both written for a contemporary dance project called THE CRY – take on a more mysterious feel. “This first group is a real musical lolly scramble of emotions, past and present,” says Edem Mulholland on the project’s first tease. “From contemporary dance show compositions to solo demo’s. They are all a crucial part of who I am and I’m damn excited to let them out of the cage.”