Music Composition And Production

For Film, TV, Radio, Dance, Art… and sometimes just Music.

Work

Photo City

This Documentary Film directed by John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú had its premier on Tuesday February 21st at 6pm at the IFI as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.
Home to the Kodak company for over 125 years, Rochester, New York is a city uniquely defined by photography. ‘Photo City’ focuses on the lives of the city’s photographic and creative community as they struggle to maintain a link to their analogue past and to forge an identity in this new digital age. The film is a kind of ode to photography and I thoroughly enjoyed working on music with photography as a central theme. Above is the trailer.

Link: Photo City

Agency: Black Sheep Productions

The Pet Surgeons

The Pet Surgeons follows daily life in Gilabbey, an Irish animal hospital. A 6 part series for RTÉ1 TV,
the show is mainly warm and cuddly, like most of the pets that feature. Seriously impressive work they do in Gilabbey too.
Above is the trailer.

Agency: Gmarsh Tv

BIAS

I was delighted to collaborate with the fabulous dancer Katherine O’Malley on her first solo show BIAS – a work for the Dublin Dance Festival.
It shared a double bill with Liz Roche’s Time Over Distance Over Time at The Complex in Dublin – Dates May 18th – 21st and was co-presented by Live Collision and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Tickets from www.dublindancefestival.ie or 01 6730660. The video was created by Mark Linnane, who also made this trailer. BIAS travels to Tipperary Dance Platform October 14th and Dance Limerick October 20th.

Agency: Liz Roche Company

Out and About / Our Seaside

With 2 toddlers at home, It was great to get an opportunity to make music for some TV shows that they could watch. These programmes follow 2 Irish families; the Lynns and the Doyles, as they make their ways through a range of activities and adventures. Both made for RTE Jr, they show the rural lives of these families to be full of variety and fun. The shows are running currently on RTE Jr and are also available on the RTE player.

Agency: Gmarsh Tv

GAA USA

This 4-part documentary series explores the history of the GAA in the United States from the 1800s to the present day. Expertly presented by Dara O’Cinnéide, and edited by the talented Mr. John Murphy [http://johnmurphyeditor.com/] with generous use of music, it tells the story of the Gaelic games in America, and reveals a unique insight into the Irish emigrant experience. Above is a trailer as Gaeilge.

Agency: Sónta Teo

Spiorad Iorrais / The Spirit of Erris

This six-part series tells the stories of the people who live and work in the Erris Gaeltacht in County Mayo. It takes an insightful look at the social fabric of this stunning natural environment, and follows different individuals to get a rare glimpse into what life is like in this part of the world. The music included scoring specific scenes like this one, as well as creating atmospheric beds and an opening theme. A Beautiful part of the World.

Agency: Gmarsh Tv

An Mar a Chéile Muid

“An mar a chéile muid” is a fascinating documentary by Seán Ó’Cualáin about the Conemara Gaeltacht civil rights movement in the late 60′s and early 70′s. These guys really made an impact and got things done. But it also questions where the people of the Gaeltacht are now in 2015 having benefited from the work of these activists.
While I was working to the footage, my grandfather Donnchadh O’Súilleabháin showed up on screen, which was an unexpected surprise, but also brought the story closer to home. For the director and narrator Seán Ó’Cualáin it was certainly a personal and passionate journey, which he continues today. This is the full version of the opening title music.

Agency: Sónta Films

Outsiders

This is the opening sequence from the excellent “Outsiders” documentary; a journey through the worlds of Eddie Cahill and Frank “Lucas” Quigley. It explores in depth what made them turn their backs on crime and discover a new world in which art became their saviour. Outsiders was screened on RTE1 and achieved very high audience ratings. It was selected as programme of the week in the Sunday Times, Sunday Independent and Irish Mail.

Agency: Bang Bang Teo

Far Out Isn't Far Enough - The Tomi Ungerer Story

An inspiring story of one man’s wild, lifelong adventure testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art.
We were thrilled to get to score the Irish scenes for this Film, which won ; Best Documentary at the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Best Documentary and the Documentary Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Durban International Film Festival, won the Documentary competition at the 2013 Nashville Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Florida Film Festival, along with a bunch more awards. If you haven’t seen it yet – DO IT!

Link: www.tomiungerer.com/news/

Agency: Corner Of The Cave Media

Soundtrack for John Boorman's "Afterlife".

This piece is from the heavan / afterlife sequence in John Boorman’s play for RTE, starring Brendan Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan.

Link: "Afterlife"

Agency: R T E

The History of Irish Comedy on Television

This is the title theme composed for the TV show “The History of Irish Comedy on TV” first screened on TV3 in Ireland.
The music was made with a bunch of children’s toys and a guitar.

Agency: Gem Productions

Inside The Crystal Ball - TV Comedy

This is the title theme for the RTE comedy “Inside The Crystal Ball” starring the great Pat Shortt.

Agency: Gem Productions

Theme for JK Ensemble radio show

This is one of a series of stings I was asked to make for the JK Ensemble radio show.
The shows host, John Kelly has a fabulous ability to weave together wonderful streams of radio, while
constantly introducing listeners to new artists. Delighted to be connected with such a great show.

Link: J K Ensemble Radio Show

Agency: R T E

"Phones" for Soundexchange Radio Series

This is a piece I made for a radio series called SOUNDEXCHANGE. It was a six part series looking at the sounds of everyday objects familiar to all of us, such as kettles, clocks, cars, hoovers, typewriters and telephones. It featured inventors, composers, collectors and sociologists as well as everyday users, about the role of these items in our lives.
Produced by Aoife Nic Cormaic for RTÉ Radio 1.

Agency: Rte

What do you get when you cross a zebra with a piano?

Very few things are black & white anymore…

Agency: Dukes Productions