Compositions

Here you can listen to my compositions from theatre and film. You can watch my film and TV work HERE. If you're looking for my album, Sharp & Flat, click HERE

Best of... my favourite cues!

I've put together a small collection of my favourite music cues from various theatre and film productions. They span Broadway productions to little indie films and everything inbetween. I'm proud of all my work over the years but a few stick out in my mind - 16 Possible Glimpses at The Abbey a few years ago and The Year of the Hiker for Druid back in 2006. You can download the full tracks for these productions for free if you feel so inclined or just listen to them or just check out the rest of my work. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the mixed bag of tunes above and if you want me to post any other tracks or make more available for download just get in touch here.

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16 Possible Glimpses

Abbey production 2011. One of my favorite scores and available to download for free by clicking here!
Music for quartet and piano written for 16 Possible Glimpses by Marina Carr about the life of master writer Anton Chekhov. Directed by Wayne Jordan this epic production features a sweeping score full of Russian Romanticism and melodrama. A joy to write in this style for this huge production featuring 6 live cameras, film, microphones hidden in books, massive projections and a stellar cast.

A lot of people have asked me to give them a copy of this music so now you can download it here for free but do get in touch if you want to use it for anything other than your own personal enjoyment!
For a video link to the trailer for this vast show click here

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16 Possible Glimpses

DruidMurphy

Featuring music for piano, percussion, strings, samples and synthesizers. Another vast piece of award winning Irish theatre directed by Tony Award winner, Garry Hynes, for Druid Theatre Company. Three masterpieces by playwright Tom Murphy performed on a single day; Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark and Famine. Currently touring Ireland after a critically acclaimed world tour in 2012.

★★★★★ - The Finacnial Times     ★★★★★ - The Daily Telegraph    
★★★★- The Gaurdian      3 Irish Times Theatre Awards including Best Production.

For a video trailer of this show click here

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DruidMurphy

Farewell / Half a Glass of Water

Sound deign for the legendary Field Day Theatre Comapany. DIrected by and starring Academy Award Nominee Stephen Rea, this double bill deals with themes of death and betrayal. Farewell by Clare Dwyer-Hogg set in the wilds of Donegal, Half a Glass of Water by David Ireland set in a minimalist interior. Performed at The Playhouse Theatre in Derry city, Northern Ireland, December 2012.

Farewell / Half a Glass of Water

La Dispute

Abbey production 2009. Music for Piano and strings. Four children have been raised in total isolation from the world as part of an elaborate social experiment - "How will they respond to their first loves and lusts? And to their first lies?". A lonely, tragic, comic existence.

La Dispute is a glittering journey into the dark but prophetically modern imagination of Marivaux, the man who carried French comedy into the eighteenth century. Directed by Wayne Jordan and performed on the Peacock stage at The Abbey it also featured my sound design of microphones embeeded into the walls of the set enhancing the sense of captivity as the actors hurl themselves against thier enclosure.

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La Dispute

The Year of the Hiker

Druid Production 2006. The Year of the Hiker tells the story of a man who walks out on his young wife and family with no word of warning. Twenty years later, he returns to all that he left behind. The stunning set featured a large stylized 'window' where projections of clouds melted by througout the show relfecting mood and time. Wonderful! One of my favorite scores for Druid.
Written by John B. Keane, Druid Theatre Company (National Tour). Directed by Garry Hynes.
Piano, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar and Samples.

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The Year of the Hiker

Empress of India

Druid / Dublin Theatre Festival 2006. Empress of India is a black, dark comedy where the profane, the comic and the anguished combine to shattering effect - to ask uneasy questions about faith, belief and abandonment.

The score needed to be uneasy and disjointed, distorted, brooding and dark. Lot's of distortions, strings and lost pianos.

Written by Stuart Carloan (Love/Hate, Defender of the Faith), Druid Theatre Company (Galway Town Hall Theatre & Abbey Theatre). Directed by Garry Hynes.

Pieces for Piano, strings and distortion.

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DruidSynge

Music for Druid Theatre Company's production of the entire cannon of J.M Synge's theatre work performed on a single day.
Riders to the Sea, the Tinkers Wedding, the Well of the Saints, In the Shadow of the Glen, Playboy of the Western World, Deirdre of the Sorrows.

‘the highlight not just of my theatre going year but of my theatre going life’  Charles Isherwood - The New York Times.

This was epic theatre making and had an epic score to match. Moving from the simple traditional irish Bodhrán to string laden sweeping scores, this was one of the biggest and most demanding projects i've ever been involved in. Critically regarded as one of the most important events in Irish Theatre. Performed at Galway Arts Festival, Dublin, Edinburgh International Festival and Inis Meain 2005 (music performed live); Minneapolis & Lincoln Center Festival New York 2006.

Music for piano, precussion, strings, traditional flute, fiddle, viola, cello, voice and uilleann pipes.

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DruidSynge

Translations

Biltmore Theatre, Broadway 2007 -  One of the masterworks of the Irish playwright Brian Friel.
Music written for McCarter Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club Production, Princeton New Jersey and Biltmore Theatre, Broadway.
Here are two cues featuring traditional Irish music for bodhran, strings, piano, fiddle, guitar, whistle, flute, Uillean Pipes and my fingernails!

"Nothing short of glorious" - The New York Times

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Translations