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Exhibitions, broadcasts, performances

Selected exhibitions, radio broadcasts, performances and installations:
 

Onironautica |  Soundscape commissioned by national broadcaster RTÉ Lyric FM for Art's Birthday 2017. Live performance as part of the Ars Acustica/ EBU Euroradio event (Jan 2017). Finalist in the Prix Palma Ars Acustica 2017 (European Broadcasting Union).
 

Landscape/ Soundscape |  Arthur Ross Gallery, Penn State University (USA)  Commissioned to create an original soundscape inspired by the photograph 'Palermo Botanical Gardens' by iconic French photographer Lucien Clergue (Jan-Mar 2017)
 

Blinking | Short-form audio fiction finalist in 'The Sarahs' Very Very Short Short Stories Contest', Sarah Lawrence College, USA (2016) and nominated for the Grand Prix Nova (Short Form category), 2017
 

Out of Order | Short-form audio fiction finalist in the Third Coast International Audio Festival Short Docs Competition (2016) and nominated for the Grand Prix Nova (Short Form category), 2017 
 

Mean Time |  Co-curator and Performer. Large-scale live sound art event inspired by the women of the Easter Rising of 1916, featuring 10 international female sound artists. Performance in historical Richmond Barracks broadcast live national broadcaster RTÉ Lyric FM (Oct '16) Project supported by the Arts Council, Dublin City Council and the Centre for Creative Practices. Nominated for an IMRO Irish Radio Award (2017). 

Participating artist, Jardin des Recherches Musicales, Les Jardins du Ruisseau (Paris, Aug ’16) 

 

Audio Editor, the SPIRe Interview Series, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin (2015-16)

 

'Ai Quattro Venti' in the group show 'Deep Breaths' at the Arc Gallery, Chicago as part of the Karras performance festival, Aug 2015  

 

Exhibiting artist, PNEM Sound Art Festival 2015 (Uden, The Netherlands)

 

Soundscape for the group show 'Voyage en Méditerranée', mairie du Vème Arrondissement, Paris.  Jan 2015

 

Sound Conversations, radio series exploring on location the favourite sounds of people working in audio in Ireland. Broadcast on Resonance Extra, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra and Flirt FM.  Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound & Vision II Scheme (2014-15) Devised, presented and co-edited.

 

' _liminal State', interactive audio installation on the theme of Irish emigration. Center for Creative Practices (Dublin, Ireland) 2013

Audio Editor: Men Matters (Newstalk FM), BAI-funded radio series, 2013

 

'Wing and A Prayer', International Sound Art Festival at Mitte Museum, 25th Oct 2012 (Berlin, Germany)

Curator, 'Sound Devices: Explorations in Sound and Literature', Rathmines Public Library/ UNESCO City of Literature. Monthly events, Jan- May 2013 (Dublin, Ireland)

 

'Sound as Space', multichannel group performance at SoundLab Prague (Sounds of Europe/ Q-O2 Bruxelles/ Skolská 28/ Asociacie MLOK). Galerie Tranzit Display, 2012 (Czech Republic)

 

Sound Designer, ‘Diceman’.  Bewley’s Café Theatre, 2012 (Dublin, Ireland)

 

Public Art Commission ‘Six Moorings and a Silent Thread: sound stories from the Grand Canal’. Offaly County Council / Dept. of the Environment and Local Government, Per Cent for Art scheme.  Large-scale project working with the local community over six months (2011-2012). 

 

'Shoot the Tiger', group show curated by PrettyVacanT Dublin (Dublin, Ireland) 2011

 

'Escape', walk-in installation as part of 4.3.12, curated by the Performance Art Network. Block T (Dublin, Ireland) 2011

 

'and now I speak…'  International Streaming Festival 6th Edition (The Hague, The Netherlands) 2011

 

'Passa La Banda?  A sonic ethnography of a Southern Italian festa' Official selection, Ethnographic Terminalia. Eastern Bloc Center for Media and Interdisciplinary Art (Montréal, Canada) 2011

 

'dalla notte al mattino' live performance, talk & radio broadcast (Goethe Institut Belgrade, Deutschland Radio Kultur, ZKM Karlsruhe, Radio Belgrade, European Broadcasting Union Ars Acoustica Group) ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics, 2011 (Karlsruhe, Germany)

 

Soundwaves Festival Brighton.  One of 10 tracks selected to feature as part of the Listen! event (Brighton, UK 2011) 

 

AIR/ EAR instalación radial, curated by Rubén Marino Tolosa (Argentina, 2011)

 

BEAM Festival, one of 6 tracks selected for the BEAM Train strand of the Festival (Brunel University, UK 2011)

 

'Escape I' Issue #1 of Radiauteur/ launch and public performance.  Clandestino Festival, (Gothenburg, Sweden)

 

'circaDiem (approximately one day)' live presentation with Q&A. Centre for Creative Practices (Dublin, Ireland) 2010 

 

Additional installations and broadcasts: Dublin Institute of Design, Waterways Ireland/ Tall Ships Festival, LUAN Gallery Athlone, Kinophonography at The British Library and The New York Library for the Performing Arts (Lincoln Centre, NYC) and Skàlar Centre for Sound art (Iceland). Soundscapes broadcast on radio worldwide inlcuding: Deutschlandradio Kultur, RTÉ Radio One, RTÉ Lyric FM, Newstalk, Deutschlandfunk, Third Coast's Re:Sound, Resonance Extra, and more.

Awards & Bursaries

Travel & Training Award for Music, The Arts Council (2018)

Finalist, Prix Palma Ars Acustica (EBU, European Broadcasting Union) for 'Onironautica' (2017)

 

IMRO Irish Radio Awards Nomination for Mean Time (2017), co-curator and performer.

Grand Prix Nova (2 Nominations in the Short Form category), 'Out of Order' and 'Blinking' (2017)

 

Arts Council Ireland, Music Project Award (2016)

 

Dublin City Council, Project Award (2016)

'Blinking', Finalist in The Sarahs' "Very Very Short Short Stories Contest" (2016)


'Out of Order', Finalist in the Third Coast International Audio Festival's Short Docs Challenge, 'Radio Cinema' (2016)

 

New Voices of Ireland Bursary, 'Beyond the Obvious, Beyond the Familiar', CFCP Center for Creative Practices (2015) 

 

'In Apnea', Shortlisted for the 2nd 'arte! ⋈ clima' sound art competition, Category A 'Sea Levels Rise'. Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre, CEIArtE, UNTREF, International Institute for Environment and Development and Overseas Development Institute (2015)

 

Migrant Artists on Ireland Bursary, CFCP Center for Creative Practices (2013)

 

Shortlisted, Süden Radio Prize, Radio Papesse (2013 and 2017)

 

Artist's Bursary (Music), Dublin City Council (2012)

 

Culture Ireland Travel Award to Montréal, Canada (2011)

 

Winner, 'Europe: A Sound Panorama'  Juried prize for soundscape art. Goethe Institut Belgrade, Deutschlandradio Kultur, ZKM Institut for Music and Acoustics Karlsruhe, Radio Belgrad, EBU / European Broadscasting Union Ars Acustica Group (2011)

outreach

WORKSHOPS, TALKS, CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS:

 

Developed 'Soundscape Yoga' for the HearSay International Audio Festival, Kilfinane Co. Limerick, Nov 2015

 

Invited speaker, National Student Radio Conference NUI Galway/ Craol (2015)

 

‘Sounds of Basilicata', a presentation for HearSay International Audio Festival, Kilfinane Co. Limerick, Nov 2014

 

Competition judge, HearSay International Audio Festival (2014 & 2015)

 

Guest Lecturer, 'Field Recording: Practice, Inspiration and Challenges', Trinity College Dublin, Music Composition Centre Agora Series, Feb 2014 (Dublin, Ireland)

 

Talk: 'Immaterial Labour: An Introduction to Field Recording Practice', Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Oct 2013 (Dublin, Ireland)

 

Workshop Faciliator, 'The Soundwalk Experience', CFCP, May 2013 (Dublin, Ireland)

 

'_liminal State' gallery talk and Q&A, Centre For Creative Practices, April 2013 (Dublin, Ireland)

 

Lecture, 'What Is Sound Art?' Part of 'A Grand Series', LUAN Gallery, 3rd April 2013 (Athlone, Ireland)

 

'Sound as Space', group talk and Q&A following multichannel performance. Part of SoundLab Prague (Sounds of Europe, Q-O2 Bruxelles, Skolská 28, Asociacie MLOK), Galerie Tranzit Display, 5th Oct 2012 (Prague, Czech Republic)

 

Speaker, ‘Soundwalking as Creative and Artistic Practice’, 2nd Women in Music Conference, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Sat 14th Sept 2012 (Dublin, Ireland)

 

Gallery talk and Q&A, 'Passa La Banda?  A sonic ethnography of a Southern Italian festa'. Ethnographic Terminalia, Eastern Bloc Center for Media  and Interdisciplinary Art, Nov 2011 (Montréal, Canada) 

 

Public talk & broadcast 'Europe: A Soundpanorama', Audio Kultur Festival (ZKM Institute for Music and Acoustics Karlsruhe, Germany) Oct 2011

 

'Hephaestus (forging the fire)', live performance and Q&A,  SHE-D (Dublin, Ireland) 2011

 

'circaDiem (approximately one day)', performance and Q&A.  2010, Centre for Creative Practices (Dublin, Ireland) 

Editor, ))) Sound Reflections. Shortlisted as best Art & Culture blog, Blog Awards Ireland (2013-2015)

 

Commissioned to write the inaugural essay for 'A Soundmap of Dùn Laoghaire', by sound artists Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, 2015

 

Contributing writer, Caught by the River (Issue n.6) 'An Antidote to Indifference' Field Recording publication edited by British Library Curator of Sound Cheryl Tipp, May 2013

'In the Field: The Art and Craft of Field Recording', The British Library. Reviewer for the World Listening Project, Chicago USA 2013