This year i’m planning on working on a new independent film as director with a talented core bunch of creatives. Much more is planned and many more will join but this is the core team I’d like to share with you. More info to come… Exciting!


Adam Stanović

Electroacoustic composer and performer

This will be my fourth collaboration with Adam. This creative collaboration will be bring about some new creativity for sure. Adam Stanović is an award-winning composer and performer specialising in contemporary electronic music. His works employ a fixed-medium (sometimes accompanied by instruments, electronics, film, and animation), with many exploring relations between pitch and noise. In recent years, Stanović's compositions have received prizes, awards and mentions in just about all of the major competitions in the field. They have been heard in over 400 international performances to date, and released on 11 different record labels. Stanović regularly speaks and writes on matters concerning electronic music.

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Jakob Kienzerle

1st editor

I was introduced to Jakob Kienzerle as a solid recommendation for a creative editor. He’s totally on board with the collaboration and has already triggered many creative thoughts splicing through ideas verbally.


Dave Goodall

2nd editor & motion designer

I’ve worked a couple of time commercially with Dave Goodall and cannot recommend him highly enough. Super happy to have him on board as editor and motion designer.


Rick Schubert

Photographer and stills DOP

I was really when Rick Schubert agreed to be part of the main core crew of this film collaboration as photographer and stills DOP this is a new area for him but i feel he’s got the right attitude and skills to develop in this area. Great to have him work with us creatively. Much more to come…

Poetics of Change - Dubai Exhibition

BBA Gallery will be show my animation short - epoh along with silkscreen prints in a group art exhibition in Dubai titled Poetics of Change. A cultural exchange between two cities Berlin & Dubai sharing the works of artists and its galleries. What a combination! Supported by the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) and sponsored by Lufthansa.
Public opening: February 4th - 3rd March 2019 at the Fann A porter gallery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Silvia Binda Heiserova
Giulietta Coates
Renata Kudlacek
Nele Ouwens
Susanne Piotter
Vishal Shah



A big thank you to Adam Stansbie, David Abrantes and Rob Rauchfuss.

Programme Notes
Director & Producer: Vishal Shah
Sound: Adam Stansbie
Animation Assistance: David Abrantes & Rob Rauchfuss
Duration: 4’14’’
Authorship: 2013
Origination: HD 1920 X 1080 Animation
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Websites: |

epoh rises in the city of Mumbai where, beyond the Gateway of India, we see a diamond-studded pink city guarded by two tigers. epoh moves on. Europe flashes past. Continents emerge and disappear. Finally epoh departs.

What is epoh carrying? A mysterious orb fills his basket... He looks to it and takes comfort, then continues on his journey, battling on, into the unknown. Finally, when he can go no further, epoh delivers his message...

In this short animation we are taken on an expedition - an adventure of discovery - into the unknown. Although we witness the trials of epoh, and his quest to deliver his message, we are encouraged to reflect our own journey and ultimately, the universality of hope...

Embassy of Foreign Artists - Geneva

Nice to be informed that my film, sound by Adam Stansbie was screened at the Embassy of Foreign Artists in Geneva.
Organised by Paul Clouvel at Elektramusic evening on the 2nd June.

More info -

Plus de 70 ans après les débuts de la musique concrète, les héritiers de Pierre Henry et Pierre Schaeffer continuent leur exploration du musical et du sonore, et se frottent aux autres propositions artistiques, dont l’art vidéo.

Le compositeur Paul Clouvel, actuellement en résidence à l’Embassy of Foreign Artists, propose pour le label Elektramusic Genève de découvrir les oeuvres de plusieurs compositeurs et créateurs vidéo, à travers des propositions qui montrent que l’image et le le son n’adhèrent pas entre eux, mais souvent s’éloignent, prennent une existence propre, pour mieux se retrouver et se nourrir l’un de l’autre. Sons électroniques, musique concrète, voix et images se mèlent, se choquent et se volent parfois la vedette, dans un constant souci d’expérimentation. Avec en particulier des oeuvres de Jérôme Thomas et Hubert Michel (France), Nicolas Bernier et Delphine Measroch (Canada), Adam Stansbie et Vishal Shah (Grande-Bretagne), Frédéric Kahn et Voctor Furiani (France), John Christopher Nelson et Dave Ryan (USA), et Jen-Kuang Chang (Corée).



Thank you to the following people who have worked and supported me on the animation check out their wor, i've included the inspiration for the character and story epoh by artist Odilon Redon, also the initial storyboard design and a few stills of the actual production at the bottom. Press release and film info due soon...

David Abrantes

Rob Rauchfuss

Dr. Adam Stansbie

Pollen at EMU fest 2012 Rome

I think I mentioned this a while ago but it's now for real and happening. Pollen music by Adam Stansbie, Dir by Vishal Shah is being screened at the EMU Fest 2012, Rome, at the Conservatorio Di Musica S. Cecilia, Via dei Greci, Rome, RM, Italy on the 11th October 2012. This programme is curated by Wilfred Jentzsch & Hiomi Shii. So if your out and about in Rome, Italy check it out...

Here's the programme...

ORE 15:30 -17:30   
Wilfried Jentzsch, Hiromi Ishii

ORE 17:30 -18:30   

“Echoing Spaces” (2009) [9'21'']
Denis Miller (Canada)

“Océanes” (2010/2011) [9'15'']
Jean Piché (USA)

“I´ve got a guy running” (2006) [7'12'']
Jonathon Kirk (USA)

“Kyotobells” (1994/2006) [10'48'']
Wilfried Jentzsch (Germania)

“A Tale of Wind” [9'42''] (2010)
Hiromi Ishii (Giappone)

“Pollen” (2008) [4'36'']
Adam Stansbie - musica /Vishal Shah - video (UK /India-UK)

“Mugenkei” (2007) [5'45'']
Wilfried Jentzsch - musica /Jean Detheux - video (Germania /Belgio)

SCREAM Festival 2011: Sounding Images

Few months ago I mentioned Pollen had been selected over 135 submissions worldwide :)
And now the time has come for the screening which will be held at the REDCAT - Roy And Edna Disney / Calarts Theater. Calart's Downtown Center For Innovative Visual, Performing And Media Arts.
This is just brilliant...

Programme Info:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SCREAM Festival 2011: Sounding Images

Camet Notre
Video still from 'Camet Norte' (2009), by Elsa Justel.

Co-presented with the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music and NewTown.
Electroacoustic music merges seamlessly with electronically generated or enhanced imagery in this screening of 11 international works—a program that attests to the ongoing maturation of an electronic “inter-arts” that transcends disciplines, genres and geographies. Whether created through collaborations between artists and technicians at major art centers, or by digitally savvy individual artmakers in faraway outposts, these composites of sound and image share in common aesthetic imagination and skillful technique.

Screening Includes:

Suspended Edges (2010), UK
 Monty Adkins, Music; Oliver Jones, Video

Sinus Aestum
(2009), UK 
Bret Battey, Music and Video

Apres Le Feu
(2010), France
 Arnaud Castagne, Music; Jacques Perconte, Video

Song Cycle for Haruki Murakami
(2007), USA
 Matthew Dotson, Music; Bart Woodstrup, Video

(2008), France
 Francis Dhomont, Music; Ines Wickman, Video

(2009) , USA Brian Evans, Music and Video

Camet Norte
(2009), Argentina
 Elsa Justel, Music and Video

White Noise
(2009), USA 
Dennis Miller, Music and Video

Bloomy Girls
(2007), Brazil 
Joao Pedro Oliveira, Music; Takagi Masakatsu, Video

Mutations of Matter
(2008), Chile / Colombia 
Roque Rivas, Music; Carlos Franklin, Video

(2009), UK
 Adam Stansbie, Music; Vishal Shah, Video

SCREAM Festival 2011 is a collaboration between NewTown and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS).
Funded in part by a grant from The Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


Sounding Images - A SEAMUS / New Town Collaboration

The sound composer I work with Adam Stansbie sent me an email a few weeks ago as he usually does notifying me 'Pollen' music by Adam Stansbie and video by Vishal Shah has been selected for screening again :) at an electroacoustic event. Inspiration Information for me to do some more independent work. Some info below.

The digital era has matured into an art form transcending disciplines, genres and geography, as seen in videos from eight countries. Within its incredibly disparate genres and styles Sounding Images’ works hold in common seamless meshing of electro-acoustic music and electronically generated or enhanced imagery. From multi-national collaborations by artists at major international art centers to auteurs Mac-garreted in outlying cultural urbs and oases come eleven works of aesthetic and technical excellence, united only in their innovation and diversity. Beyond signifying the nascent adulthood of electronic inter-arts, Sounding Images’ works are an optimistic microcosm for international interconnectivity.

Funded in part by a grant from The Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


« Suspended Edges » (2010) UK, 
Monty Adkins, Music; Oliver Jones, Video

« Sinus Aestum » (2009) UK
, Bret Battey, Music & Video

« Apres Le Feu » (2010) France, 
Arnaud Castagne, Music; Jacques Perconte, Video

« Song Cycle for Haruki Murakami » (2007) USA,
 Matthew Dotson, Music; Bart Woodstrup, Video

« Sisyphe » (2008) France, 
Francis Dhomont, Music; Ines Wickman, Video

« Arlequi » (2009) USA,
 Brian Evans, Music & Video

« Camet Norte » (2009) Argentina, 
Elsa Justel, Music & Video

« White Noise » (2009) USA, 
Dennis Miller, Music & Video

« Bloomy Girls » (2007) Brazil,
 Joao Pedro Oliveira, Music; Takagi Masakatsu, Video

« Mutations of Matter » (2008) Chile / Colombia,
 Roque Rivas, Music; Carlos Franklin, Video

« Pollen » (2009) UK,
 Adam Stansbie, Music; Vishal Shah, Video