Freya Berkhout is a multi-award winning composer and multimedia artist based in London. Her music explores the relationship between electronic and organic sounds, delving into the breadth of human emotion using soundscapes, musique concrete and notably, the voice.
Freya has a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from Sydney University, and whilst doing her undergraduate degree, founded her first professional music endeavour, experimental pop duo kyü with Alyx Dennison. kyü released two albums to critical acclaim, winning a slew of awards, including Sydney University Band Competition, the Hopetoun/Studios 301 Homebake Incentive and the prestigious Qantas Spirit of Youth Award for Music in 2010.
In 2013, Freya completed a Graduate Diploma in Screen Music at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, receiving the Kenneth B Myer Award for Exceptional Talent upon graduation. She has been awarded funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and holds an Exceptional Talent Artist Visa in the UK. She is also part of 2017’s BFI Network x BAFTA Crew.
Freya is currently doing a Masters in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London, for which she was awarded the Goldsmiths International Scholarship.