Art-Pop to make your heart stop.


Cherilyn Macneil is a songwriter, performer and composer from Johannesburg, South Africa.


Dear Reader has released 4 studio albums and a live album recorded with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra.


Macneil also composes music for film and television. She has been living in Berlin since 2010.


Cyclus Cygnus - Seven Ages of Swan - is a genre-defying performance piece for 12 electronic swans, 2 singers and a chamber ensemble. 

Currently you can see an installation of the swans (no live performance) at the Berlin Light Festival from 11 - 20.09.2020

Watch the video for 'SMOKE MACHINE', created in collaboration with kids in Kenya as part of a songwriting workshop for 'ONE FINE DAY', a charity that runs art programs in the slums of Nairobi...

I composed the score and theme song for 'Petronella Apfelmuß', which premiers on KiKa on 11.10.2020! 


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