June 2017 i

The June heat means sound is travelling faster than it has all year (warm air increases speed of sound) which unfortunately allows for all the late night drunken Dublin sing song to reach my apartment window even quicker. Not that I'm a curmudgeon!

Anne Maree Barry's new work Otium Cum Dignitate (Leisure with Dignity) which I sound designed is currently on show in The Lab on Foley Street until August 20th. It's a fascinating exploration of gender and class division through the lens of early 20th century Dublin, specifically the notorious Monto area above Talbot Street.

Currently in the works is a radio adaptation of Orla Murphy's award winning theatre drama Remember to Breath

Set during a young Irish woman's attempts to learn to swim in a post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand, it explores themes of loss, disconnection, and identity as she strives to reconcile her old home life with her new home land. Sound design and mixing are almost complete and it will be broadcasting on Newstalk FM in the near future.

Awards Season

Really happy to see three projects I was fortunate enough to work on were listed as nominees for the 2017 IFTAs.

An Klondike

An Klondike

An Klondike has garnered a stunning 10 nominations including Best Drama, Best Direction, Best Script and Best Music. It was a fantastic show to work on and fully deserves the attention.

Smalltown

Smalltown

Smalltown has earned 3 nominations including Best Drama. It was wonderful to work on and to be part of a show that sees Pat Shortt deliver such an amazing dramatic turn.

Tomato Red

Tomato Red

Juanita Wilson's Tomato Red is up for 4 awards including Best Film and Best Sound. I was delighted to work as Foley Editor on this picture and the sound team of Niall Brady, Steve Fanagan, Garret Farrell and Ken Galvin are fully deserving of a win  for crafting such a gorgeous soundscape.