September ~ Recently bought the Cinematic Strings 2 Kontakt library having been impressed by the sound of the strings in the demos. Here is a recently completed piece using the library especially the legatos, spiccatos & pizzicatos.


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August ~ Photographer Niall O'Cleirigh is working on a series of images of the Dublin area coastline from Bray to Howth. You can see some of these photos here & listen to the music I composed to accompany his slide show.



January ~ The start of a new year. Here are some recordings made during November & December 2010. The three pieces were played by me on a Kawai upright piano & recorded with a crossed pair of small diagphragm microphones.

The pieces are available to download:



November ~ Some new photos of the studio taken with Hipstamatic on the iPhone.

October ~ New music composed solely with the Evolve Mutations Library & the Kontakt 4 Library. This piece uses contasting time signatures so that as the patterns repeat new harmonies are generated.

September ~ I have started teaching a 10 week music technology course at the Xmusic Academy. The academy is run by Conor Guilfoyle & you can find out more details about the courses on offer here:


July ~ The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra will be touring China. Two of my compositions: Hannah's Air & Donal-Doo are included in the concert tour's repertoire.
Watch this space for performance details.

January ~ TPBLeap - Creative Futures - Over the last several months I have been working on a European E-Learning project. The Sound Engineering Module is now complete & its content can be viewed below.

Chapter 1 - What is Sound?
Chapter 2 - The Seven Characteristics of Sound
Chapter 3 - The Signal Path
Chapter 4 - The Mixing Desk
Chapter 5 - Basic Editing Skills
Chapter 6 - Microphones
Chapter 7 - Pre-Production
Chapter 8 - Technical Rehearsal & Performance

To learn more about the project read the creative futures blog here:
To visit the Creative Futures Island in Second Life click here:


November ~ After reading some tutorials by Olav Basoski on Macprovideo.com, I decided to try & put some of his production techniques into practice on this piece. I think it turned out quite well...

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