Dr. Jackie Walduck is a composer and vibraphone player, whose work explores the exchanges between written and improvised music and the musicians that create it. She works with classical, contemporary and jazz musicians from beginner to professional, and collaborates with dancers, artists and film-makers in a range of contexts to create new work. She has a PhD in collaborative composition. Her film score for The Dress was premiered at Cannes in 2007. Recent collaborations have been with Kala Ramnath, Amjad Ali Khan and musicians from Shivanova.
2015 saw the launch of Tactile, an ensemble of sighted, partially sighted and blind musicians, all working blindfold and created music without visual cues, exploring the gift of darkness.