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Fergal Dowling is a composer of electroacoustic and instrumental music. He studied composition at Trinity College Dublin and, with the assistance of the Elizabeth Maconchy Composition Fellowship awarded by the Arts Council of Ireland, he completed a PhD in composition at the University of York in 2006. Many of his works make use of computer-mediated performance strategies to combine 'live' electronic parts with instrumental or vocal forces. His fixed media compositions often use ‘granular spatialisation’ to render multichannel works. His works have been presented in concert and as installations in Ireland, England, Germany, Sweden, Canada, the USA, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Japan and he has performed his own computer-based interactive music with various groups including Ex-Machina (Bra), Concorde (Ire), Ensemble Chimera (Eng), Projektgruppe Neue Musik Bremen (Ger), Electro Acoustic Revue (Ire), Grup XXI (Esp), notes inégales (Eng) and Dublin Sound Lab (Ire).
Michael Quinn studied piano and organ at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and organ and harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. He is a music graduate of Trinity College Dublin and King’s College London.
Michael has appeared as organist in The Netherlands, Spain and England and as soloist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. He has given recitals in St Patrick’s Cathedral, and St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin and in St Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire, as part of their summer series. With a particular interest in new music, he has premiered works by Fergal Dowling and Jacques Bank, and presented several Irish premieres with Dublin Sound Lab.
Sabina Bonnici is an Australian creative producer based in Dublin. She started her career producing radio and television and, later, digital media. Since setting up FizzyThinking in 2006, Sabina has worked as a producer and strategist with TV production companies, creative agencies, start-ups, established brands, and cultural organisations. She creates digital experiences and interactions, telling and spreading stories across multiple platforms, from online to real world. Recent interactive productions include Running Blind, a dance performance with a difference; The Party, an experiential event inspired by George Orwell's novel 1984 for the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival; and 1014Retold, a Twitter retelling of the Battle of Clontarf. Sabina has been working with Dublin Sound Lab as a creative producer and is currently developing some new projects in collaboration between Dublin Sound Lab and other composers.
Ann Cleare’s music has been performed in various venues across Europe, Australia, and America, and has been featured in festivals such as The Gaudeamus Week, The Wittenertage fur Neue Kammermusik, Horizons, International Music Institute Darmstadt, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, IMATRONIC Festival of Electronic Music, MATA, Taschenopernfestival, working with ensembles such as: Ensemble SurPlus, The Crash Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, The International Contemporary Ensemble, Collegium Novum Zürich, ELISION, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, JACK Quartet, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Nikel, The Curious Chamber Players, Yarn/Wire, ensemble mosaik, The Experimental Ensemble (SWR Studios), öenm, The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Current and future projects include new works for The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, clarinettist Carol McGonnell and The Argento Chamber Ensemble, The Fidelio Trio, ELISION, and an extended solo horn piece for Samuel Stoll. Ann’s scores are published by Project Schott New York. She has studied composition at University College Cork, IRCAM, and holds a PhD in Composition at Harvard University.Ann has been working with Dublin Sound Lab in developing the Music Current 2016 Festival and in developing the festival programming over the coming years.
Gráinne Mulvey studied music with Eric Sweeney at Waterford Regional Technical College, Hormoz Farhat at Trinity College Dublin and Agustín Fernández at Queen's University, Belfast. In 1999 she gained a DPhil in Composition at the University of York under Nicola LeFanu. She has attended composition courses in Ireland and England, in Schwaz, Austria, with Boguslaw Schaeffer and Marek Choloniewski, and at IRCAM with Kaija Saariaho. Gráinne Mulvey is one of the most widely performed Irish composers. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Young Musician of the Future Award and the Macaulay Fellowship. Her music has been performed and broadcast internationally. She is currently Head of Composition at Dublin Institute of Technology and many of her recent works develop her research interests acoustics, electro-acoustics and live electronics. Gráinne has been involved with Dublin Sound Lab on a number of major collaborative and creative projects, including: ReSounding Dublin, Places and Responses, Music Current 2016, and Perisonic. Gráinne continues to develop Music Current and other new initiatives.