Filmmakers: What is your primary skill and where do you work most?
Audio Norcal, Audio Socal
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About me - current project:
I'm an Irish-born award-winning music composer based in Northern California. I can produce film/TV scores remotely. I compose music for all kinds of ensembles - including orchestra, chamber, choir, and contemporary bands. I have experience writing in a range of idioms, from classical to Celtic, Renaissance polyphony to avant-garde. My music has been performed in Europe and the USA and used in commercial content by Google. I've also composed for theatre. My musical style is well-informed by classical training, but supplemented by an awareness and understanding of a range of historical and contemporary musical styles. In 2020, I was a featured composer at Film Independent and SAGIndie's joint 'IndieLink' workshop. I was an award-winner of the 2020 Indie Film Music Contest. In 2021, I participated in the 2021 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive workshop with panelists Angel Velez, Conrad Pope (orchestrator for John Williams, Howard Shore, and Tom Holkenberg aka Junkie XL), Leonard Slatkin (conductor), William Ross (orchestrator) and alumni Jeff Russo, Fil Eisler, and Cindy O'Connor. I have a special interest in collaborating with visual storytellers in the environmental activism and social justice fields.
Laurels, awards and other accomplishments:
IMRO Award for chamber ensemble composition (2008). Indie Film Music Contest prize-winner (2020).