Pip Norman (AKA Countbounce) is a multi-award winning songwriter and producer from Melbourne, Australia. He runs Bounce County Studios and is a founding member of electronic/hip hop outfit TZU. Enjoying the rare status of being short-listed three times for the prestigious Australian Music Prize (2010, 2009 and 2007 for work with TZU and Urthboy), he has won an APRA award (Best Blues and Roots with Ash Grunwald, 'Fish Out of Water'), an AIR award (Urthboy, 'Spitshine'), ABMF Song of the Year ('Fish Out Of Water), and been nominated for two ARIAs, two AIRs, and an APRA, among others. Besides his band TZU, Countbounce also collaborates with Urthboy, as well as across genres with Ash Grunwald, Daniel Merriweather, Sparkadia, Oh Mercy, Gossling, Sietta, and singer-songwriters Bobby Flynn, Texture Like Sun, and many others. As a songwriter his work is unmistakably accessible, while retaining challenging arrangements and poetic themes. His production combines a refined musicality with trademark rich instrumentation, a pop-infused melodic aesthetic, and textured analogue layers. Countbounce has also created work for theatre and intermedia art projects, winning acclaim in 2008 with Willoh S Weiland on intermedia science project Yelling at Stars (www.yellingatstars.com.au). He is frequently invited to present at workshops and panels across Australia - particularly in the Northern Territory where he is an honorary local - and is producing Tiwi Island group B2M on their forthcoming LP, through Skinnyfish Records. See his website for a full discography, more info on Bounce County Studio, and contacts.