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.
Eamonn Bell is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Music, Trinity College Dublin. His current research project explores how the once-ubiquitous digital audio Compact Disc (CD) format was designed, subverted, reproduced and domesticated for musical ends, and is funded by the Irish Research Council. More generally, his research examines the history of digital technology as it relates to musical production, consumption, and criticism in the twentieth century. He completed his doctoral studies in music theory at Columbia University in May 2019. Eamonn is also a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (TSM Music and Mathematics, 2013). The title of his guest lecture is, Format fractures in media-focused sound art spanning the analog/digital divide.
Marcin graduated from the MMT course in 2009. During his years in MMT, he got really fascinated with audio programming, advanced audio production, psychoacoustics and spatial audio. For his Masters thesis, Marcin investigated subjective performance aspects of Wave Field Synthesis and for the final year showcase, he created an interactive installation called Iluzja, utilizing 3D graphics, Wave Field Synthesis and 6DoF visual tracking. After MMT, Marcin did a PhD in Spatial Audio, this time focusing more on efficient, interactive sound rendering for Virtual Reality applications. Marcin also taught Audio Technologies on the MSc in Interactive Digital Media in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. In 2014, as a post-doctoral researcher in Trinity College, together with his colleagues from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, he formed a start-up immersive audio software company called Thrive Audio, which was acquired by Google in 2015. Currently, Marcin work as a Senior Software Engineer at YouTube in the Media Algorithms team. Previously, he was one of the core developers of Resonance Audio spatial audio SDK at Google Daydream, which is used in video games, mobile apps, YouTube, Google Play Movies or Google Earth, to name just a few. Marcin also helped to integrate and release Resonance Audio plug-ins on numerous platforms, including Unreal Engine 4, Unity, FMOD, Wwise, VST as well as native Android, iOS and Web.
Dan Barry is a graduate of MMT and since leaving has worked on many exciting projects and has a few patents to his name in audio signal processing/DSP. Dan was the co-founder and manager of the Audio Research Group based in the Dublin Institute of Technology. The group secured €2.1 million in funding and grew to 15 researchers who published over 80 papers. During that period they published over 20 papers and was awarded 3 patents. In addition to academic research, the group also engaged in commercial research with startups and multinationals. In 2006 Sony licensed one of his patents, and through a consultancy arrangement, Dan designed and delivered the vocal removal algorithm used in Singstar on the Sony Playstation 3 and 4. The game sold 16 million units by 2009.
Composition Workshop - 2019
MMT 2018/2019 students had an exciting and successful music composition workshop with Michelle O’Rourke, Alex Petcu Colan, and Kate Ellis.
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.