Photo: Callum Leo Hughes
Born in London and now based in Berlin, Crispin is an artist and researcher working with performance, music and text. His physical practice challenges the assumed fixed relation of the musical score to its composer, director, performer or audience. As a researcher he is interested in the idea of the copy in performance and its relation to invisible labour.

He has presented work at theatres, galleries and education spaces in the Europe and elsewhere; recent highlights include Barbican Pit Theatre, Live Art Development Agency, V&A Museum, China Academy of Arts and Pornceptual Berlin. His writing has been published by Intellect Books and Universität der Künste Berlin. Crispin also works as a freelance director and assistant director in opera and has been a Staff Director with English National Opera since 2018.

Crispin read undergraduate Music at Durham University (2013-16) and in 2024 graduated with Distinction from the MA Solo/Dance/Authorship programme at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT) Berlin, part of the Universität der Künste. 

Crispin speaks English and German.

Email: crispinlord [at] gmail [dot] com