Staff

Music & Media Technologies Lecturing Staff

  • Psychoacoustics 1 & 2
  • Audio Programming & DSP
  • Research Methods & Innovation
  • Spatial Audio
  • Electroacoustic Composition 1 & 2
  • Contemporary Composition: History & Practice 1 & 2
  • Orchestration
  • Visual Music 1
  • Music for Visual & Interactive Media
  • Research Methods & Innovation
  • Audio Engineering
  • Audio Production Techniques
  • Interactive Design
  • Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Audio Programming & DSP
  • Music Theory & Instrumentation

Course Administrator - Jenny Kirkwood kirkwooj@tcd.ie

 

Dr. Dermot Furlong

Dermot Furlong studied Engineering Science in Trinity College Dublin with a particular personal focus on electronics, acoustics, and audio engineering. He subsequently worked as a corporate engineer in the U.S. and Ireland before returning to Trinity as a lecturer so that he could engage in further research on audio and music related issues. His area of particular interest is that of architectural acoustics, spatial audio perception and its significance for music recording technique. In 1995 he was involved in the definition of the postgraduate Music and Media Technologies programme in Trinity, for which he is Course Director. His current research interests relate to the development of audio engineering technologies derived from musical and cognitive concerns. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Acoustical Society of America, and EUCognition.


Dr. Enda Bates

Enda Bates is a composer, musician, producer and academic based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2010 he completed a PhD in music composition at Trinity College Dublin; research interests include The Composition & Performance of Spatial Music, Thesis Summary, the aesthetics of electroacoustic music, and the development of music software and hardware such as the The Augmented Electric Guitar and Flocking Algorithms and Multichannel Synthesis. He is an active composer of acoustic and electroacoustic contemporary music and scores and other material are available from his page at the Irish Contemporary Music Centre. He is also active as a performer, both of his own music and with groups such as the Irish folk-rock band the Spook of the Thirteenth Lock.

www.endabates.net

 

Dr. Linda Buckley

Linda Buckley (b.1979) is a composer from the Old Head of Kinsale currently based in Dublin. Her music has been described as "strange and beautiful" (Boston Globe), “glacially majestic” (RTÉ Ten), a "fascinating interaction between live sound and electronics" (Irish Times), with “an exciting body of work that marks her out as a leading figure in the younger generation of Irish composers working in the medium” (Journal of Music).


Her work has been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Fidelio Trio, Orkest de Ereprijs, Janus Trio, Rothko Trio and at international festivals including Bang on a Can at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam and Seoul International Computer Music Festival. She studied Music at University College Cork and Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a Ph.D in Composition from Trinity College, where she also lectures, and is currently RTÉ lyric fm Composer in Residence.

www.lindabuckley.org

 

Dr. Garrett Sholdice

Dr. Garrett Sholdice (b.1983) is an Irish composer currently based in Dublin. His music has been described as possessing an “exquisite delicacy” (The Irish Times).  He holds a doctorate in music composition from the University of York (UK), and he has studied with Donnacha Dennehy, Nicola LeFanu and William Brooks. Notable recent performances include the premiere of a piano concerto for Michael McHale and the Irish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, the premiere, in London, of a new madrigal for vocal ensemble EXAUDI, and the premiere of a new work for Crash Ensemble, commissioned for its Free State 9 showcase in March 2016, which Sholdice also co-curated. Sholdice is a director of Ergodos (ergodos.ie), a Dublin-based production company, record label and music distributor, co-founded with Benedict Schlepper-Connolly in 2006. garrettsholdice.ie

 

Dr. Fionnuala Conway

Fionnuala Conway is a musician, composer and multimedia artist. With a background in music and music technology, she has worked as composer and performer on a number of theatre productions and using traditional and interactive digital media, has produced work in a wide variety of forms such as wearable technologies, installations and theatre presentation. Her research interests include performance and technology, interactive audio, locative media and game audio applications, particularly for mobile phone applications. Her writings on locative media applications, have been published (along with co-author, Natasa Paterson), in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, the International Journal of Art and Technology and the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio (Oxford University Press, edited by Karen Collins).

She has received awards and funding from the National Development Plan (2000-2006, with Professor Linda Doyle, CTVR), National Digital Research Centre, Arts Council, Per Cent for Art scheme, Trinity College, Create and Bealtaine Festival. Projects include Urban Chameleon (2003) (shown in the Wired magazine, Nextfest 2005), Art of Decision, a 9-room interactive exhibition (2005), Storydress (for Helium: Children’s Arts and Health),  Virtually There (Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership). She also currently writes for and sings with Silver Kites, a 4-piece vocal ensemble, dedicated to the performance of new music.

Fionnuala completed a Bachelor of Music at University College, Dublin in 1994 and an M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College, Dublin in 1999. She has been lecturing on the M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies course since 2002 and was Course Director of the M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies course from 2006 - 2010.

 

Jimmy Eadie

Jimmy Eadie is a Audio Engineer/Producer whose work covers recording, sound design and installation. He has worked with, PanPan Theatre, The Abbey Theatre, Dead Centre Theatre, Cois Ceim, Rough Magic, Daghda, RTÉ, Project Arts Centre, the National Concert Hall and many other independent companies, he has been nominated and won the Irish Times Theatre award for best sound in 2011 and 2015. His sound installation work has been presented in many Irish galleries and internationally (National Concert Hall Dublin, IMMA Ireland, Edinburgh Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Centre, Barbican).He is a founding member of the Crash Ensemble and worked with them as their audio engineer and technical manager from 1997 to 2015, in 2015 he was made the ensemble's first Creative Partner. Jimmy has collaborated with artists, composers and performers from varied backgrounds and genres, earning many number music award nominations and much critical acclaim view discography here. He has performed and recorded with the bands Into Paradise and The idiots and released solo works as Amusement, Ice iv and Ick. Jimmy has toured worldwide with Irish acts as engineer/producer and sound designer. He has trained extensively with international audio companies; Meyer (USA), L’Acoustic Audio (France) and Rational Acoustics (UK).

 

 

Mark Linnane

Mark Linnane is a digital artist, creative technologist and video producer. He uses generative procedures to make work that has unanticipated emergent qualities, realized in software, moving image, sound and assemblages of objects. Previous projects include Wind Garden (2013), an outdoor installation of childrens’ windmills, commissioned by the Performance Corporation; Storydress (2013), for the arts and health organisation, Helium, for which he designed the hardware and software for a sensor-enabled, sound-making costume for storytellers; CloudLANDS (2013), also for Helium, for which he designed hardware and software for interactive art projects; Splitzo, a cycle of video pieces made in collaboration with the improvised music ensemble, Cortisol (2010), selected for Punto y Raya Madrid 2011; Walk Don’t Run (2008), a dance film in association with Catapult Dance Company, commissioned by Project Arts Centre; Cortisol/Retinol (2007), for which he made software and projections for interactive performance; Art of Decision (2005-2006), a documentary film commissioned by the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College, The Weathering (2004), a concert film for Donnacha Dennehy’s music which was premiered at Lincoln Centre, New York in 2004; and the multimedia theatre piece, audience (2003), which utilised motion sensing software for the gestural control of sound. He holds an MPhil. in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin, and a BA in Music and Philosophy from University College Dublin.
www.marklinnane.net

 

Maura McDonnell

Maura McDonnell is a PhD candidate based in the ATRL (Arts Technology Research Lab) at TCD and part of the Digital Arts strand group of the DAH (Digital Arts and Humanities) structured PhD programme. Her PhD topic is in the area of Visual Music and Embodied Cognition where she is involved in the analysis of the art practice of visual music by using both a historical analysis of the development of visual music and the theoretical embodied cognition framework to tease out what is visual music in contemporary practice. Her PhD will consist of both a dissertation and arts practice, where she hopes each will inform the other. Maura is a practicing Visual Music artist. Her involvement with visual music started while being a student on the M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies course at TCD (1996-1998), where she started to create visual music works based on much of the learning about music technology, acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound design and multimedia taught on this course. Her entry into visual music therefore comes from the point of view of music and in particular an understanding of music through its use in technology. Maura is involved in the international community of visual music artists and academics and regularly writes on visual music, presents papers and shows her work at visual music related events, has peer reviewed articles for major publications on visual music and has been a judge and curator for international video music events. She has been keeping a blog on visual music to capture in an informal style many of the exciting and interesting developments taking place in visual music. View Maura's website here.

 

Liam O'Sullivan

Liam O'Sullivan is a Ph.D candidate within Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). His research examines the use of contemporary interaction technologies for the provision of musical control of multimodal feedback. Having worked in the electronics industry for a number of years, he returned to college to pursue the M.Phil degree on the Music & Media Technologies (MMT) course at TCD. Since graduating, he has been a lecturer on multiple post-graduate level music technology courses and currently presents several modules at MMT. He has also worked as a researcher in electronic engineering where he helped develop a prototype interface for assistive reading for children. He has exhibited and performed artistic work at home and abroad (Darklight, DEAF, The Joy Gallery, The Digital Hub, The Joinery, Creating a Diversion New York). His creative work uses technology in the pursuit of artistic goals and includes video and animation, electronic music, computational and generative art and physical computing interfaces for musical applications. He regularly presents at national and international academic conferences such as New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Linux Audio Conference, AES conferences, among others. His TCD webpage can be found by clicking here. His Academia.edu page can be viewed here.