Each year MMT organizes a number of guest lectures, workshops and Master classes in variety of subjects such as composition, sound design and digital signal processing. In addition, the Music Composition Centre in Trinity College runs a number of master classes, lectures and recitals throughout the year. A full list of this years events at the Music Composition Centre can be found here.
An accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist with an international profile, Giles Packham has been working in the music, film and television industry for over 20 years. Giles has built an international profile as a composer writing for film and television specialising in scoring to picture for feature length documentary and animation projects. He has composed music for a wide array of formats including international animation series, Frameworks animations, IFB Shortcuts short film, feature length film, documentary, feature documentary, and other television projects for national and international clients. Recent documentary projects include the score for the award-winning feature documentary I, Dolours (2017), Smithsonian Network series Sacred Sites of the World (2015, 2017, the IFPA winning BBC-RTE production My Astonishing Self (2017) and the upcoming feel-good feature documentary The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2019).
Luke Clancy is an award winning radio producer, journalist and writer. He created Soundstories (RTE Radio 1, with Kevin Brew), Lighthouse Stories (RTÉ Radio 1 with Kevin Brew) and Skellig Calling (with Kevin Brew and Chris Watson, New York Festivals Gold) and runs the independent radio production company, Soundsdoable, which works extensively in Irish and international radio. He current produces and presents, Culture File and The Culture File Weekly, for RTE lyric fm. Other productions include Paradise Blues (the story of Sega music) and The Old Songs All Sound New (classic rock enters the Irish language) both for BBC World Service. His first radio drama, In Praise of Darkness, was broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and took a Gold Award at the New York Festivals. His second radio drama, The Vision Service was commissioned by RTE Radio 1 to celebrate the 50th of television in Ireland.
Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, flautist Lina Andonovska has performed in concert halls around Europe, China, Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and in the market places of East Timor. Critically acclaimed for her interpretation of recently written works, Rolling Stone hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam’s piccolo concertino as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills…” Having recently returned to Europe, she leads a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, educator and collaborator.
Judith Ring was born in Dublin. She graduated with a MPhil in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin in 2000, where she studied with Donnacha Dennehy and Roger Doyle. In June 2009 she completed her PhD in composition at the University of York, England, studying with Ambrose Field and Roger Marsh. She was awarded the Elizabeth Maconchy fellowship from the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon to fund her PhD. Over the years her work has been commissioned and performed by numerous ensembles in Europe and North America ... Read More
Benedict Schlepper 15th March 2017
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly is a composer based in Dublin. He writes for a diverse range of musical forms, including chamber music, orchestral works, solo performance projects and music for dance and film. Musicians and groups he has worked with in recent years include the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, the Crash Ensemble, the Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble Klang, Modelo 62, Ensemble Avalon, Slagwerk den Haag, Resurgam, and the choreographer and dancer Liv O’Donoghue.... Read More
Kevin Brew is a graduate of University of Limerick and Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. He joined RTÉ Lyric fm in 1999 as a Production Co-ordinator and RTÉ Radio 1, as a Producer, in 2003. Since then he has produced for Radio 1’s Rattlebag and The Arts Show while making series such as Sound Stories, Mixtape, and Sound Stories Live. He joined RTÉ Radio Drama in 2009, and his production of In Praise of Darkness by Luke Clancy won Best Editing at the 2011 New York Festivals for Radio Programming.
A “sometimes keyboardist” with Irish bands Headgear and Si Schroeder, Kevin has also produced original music for RTÉ Radio Drama including soundtracks for The Hit List by John Boorman and Old Punks Rule by Joe O’Byrne.
Susan Doyle studied flute at the College of Music, Dublin and the Istituto Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, Italy, under Marzio Conti, where she graduated with first class honours in performance. As well as teaching at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, she performs solo and chamber concerts both in Ireland and in music festivals throughout Europe and the US. She also plays regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra and the Irish Chamber Orchestra...Read More
Richard Graham is a guitarist and computer musician from Northern Ireland. He has performed across the U.S., Asia, U.K., and Europe, including festivals and conferences such as Celtronic and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. He has composed music for British and US television, recorded live sessions for BBC radio, and his music has been authored for the popular video game, Rock Band. He is the Co-Founder of Delta Sound Labs.