PhD Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH)
University College Cork, 2011-2016
Funded by the HEA PRTLI Cycle 5
Thesis Title: (In)Determinacy: Incorporating Openness in Programmed Music and Performance
Supervisor: John Godfrey
Internal Examiner: Dr. Jeff Weeter
External Examiner: Dr. R. Luke DuBois
M.F.A. Performance and Interactive Media Art (PIMA)
CUNY Brooklyn College, 2010-2011
B.F.A. Digital Art
The College of New Jersey, 2008
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Work in progress with Strike Theater Company to devise a multimedia adaptation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
188.8.131.52.5 Chances: The Firkin Crane, Cork, Ireland
Inma Pavon selected 5 performers and five composers. She chose me as a composer. She gave each an image to use as inspiration, and then paired a composer with a performer. Neither knew what the other had prepared until the performance. I composed a piece based on Chinese characters she had given me, titled “Chinese Poetry,” using viola played in a Chinese scale, and a synthesizer devised by tracing the character with a Wacom tablet, using x/y/z coordinates to control volume, tone, and timbre.
IV. WILLS: The Granary Theatre, Cork, Ireland
Directer, composer, media/interaction design, and concept for a multimedia performance exploring human motivation through music, technology, and dance. Structured in four parts based on four theorists of human will; Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Freud, and Frankl; and immersed within four walls of video and a quadraphonic audio system, IV WILLS explores the human condition and our relationships to each other, ourselves, and our environments.
The Ballad of Charlie and Cate: The Granary Theatre, Cork, Ireland
Video design for floor and backdrop projections for Ed Malone’s multi-character epic play that charts the rise and fall of two working class Corkonian sisters Charlie and Cate Maloney.
Cork Audio Visual Ensemble (C.A.V.E)
Video work and performance as a founding member of the Cork Audio Visual Ensemble, a technology-based group consisting of between six to ten performers working to explore the musicality of technology through performance and computer processing, under the direction of UCC staff members Jeffrey Weeter and Derek Foott. Performed in the Cork Opera House’s Half Moon Theatre as part of FUIM and the Sculpture Factory as part of Sonic Vigil in Cork, Ireland, and in Old Athen’s Bourse as part of the ICMC in Athens, Greece.
Moiety: Eat My Noise Productions @ CIT School of Music, Stack Theatre, Cork, Ireland
Video and interaction design for Moiety, created by Eat My Noise Productions as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, featuring percussionists Tomas Gall and Alex Petcu. Composed by Peter Power and David Duffy.
Death of a Salesman: UCC DTS and Kolectiv Theatre @ The Everyman Palace Theater, Cork, Ireland
Stage concept, background projections, and video character design for Arthur Miller’s classic Death of a Salesman, directed by Aleksandar Dunjerovic
2001 Space Odyssey: The Empty Orchestra @ The Roundy, Cork, Ireland
Video remix of 2001 Space Odyssey, performed with a live improvised score
A:Volution: Eat my Noise Productions @ CIT School of Music, Curtis Auditorium, Cork, Ireland
Video design and interactive programming for the Electro/Acoustic Audio/Visual composition for full orchestra, choir, and percussion, by Peter Power and David Duffy, for the Cork Midsummer Festival.
Serious Money @ the Granary, Cork, Ireland
Video projection design for play by Caryl Churchill, directed by Margaret Keohane, and performed and produced by UCC Dramat. Premiered December 2011 in Cork. Won Best Set and Best Ensemble in the Irish Student Drama Awards, Dublin, March 2012
2 Stories that End in Suicide: PieHole @ HERE Arts Center, New York, NY
Video design for PieHole’s play using puppets, animation, and live actors to explore the effect of censorship on identity.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Untitled Theater Company #61 @ 3LD, New York, NY
Assistant video designer for Edward Einhorn’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s sci fi classic.
ImPrinted: Little Theater @ Dixon Place, New York, NY
Short interactive media performance exploring the loss of aura through digitized communication.
The Constant Never: Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ
Play development and video design, incorporating live and pre-recorded video in a story about a man facing a terminal illness as well as his own personal demons.
Heavy Craft Soft Landing: Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ
produced and operated background projections representing the character’s mind.
DRHA Dublin 2015: Digital World, Digital Responses. DCU, Dublin IE.
Digital Materiality, DAH PhD Programme traveling exhibition. NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork
Sonic Vigil, The Guest House, Cork, Ireland
See Sound, The Guest House, Cork, Ireland
TCNJ Alumni Exhibition 2010, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ,
Juror: Dan Cameron, Founder and Artistic Director of U.S. Biennial, Inc.
4th Street Art and Music Festival, Jersey City, NJ
Video Melee, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
inventionREinvention, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ
Group Show, Es Oro Polymedia, Jersey City, NJ
4th Street Art and Music Festival, Jersey City, NJ
DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, DUMBO Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
Decoded, Es Oro Polymedia, Jersey City, NJ
B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition 2008, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
TCNJ Art Student Exhibition 2008, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ,
Juror: Amy Adams, Executive Director, Vox Populi
DRHA Dublin 2015 | Digital World. Digital Responses
1-3 September 2015 – DCU, Dublin IE
Installation: ‘U’ – in collaboration w/ Gareth Young & Siobhan Mannion
SMI Annual Plenary Conference | Musicology in Progress…
12-13 June 2015 – UCC, Cork IE
Panel member | Session chair
Perforum | A Conference on Research and Practice in the Creative Arts
19-20 June 2015 – UCC, Cork IE
Paper: Discussion of I.V. WILLS | Performance: I.V. WILLS – Act I.
Digital Material Conference| Materiality Exhibition
21-22 May 2015 – NUIG, Galway IE
Joint ICMC/SMC | Music Technology meets Philosophy: From Digital Echoes to Virtual Ethos
14-20 September 2014 – Athens GR
Performance: ‘The Box,’ with the Cork Audiovisual Ensemble (CAVE)
ManiFeste: The Academy | Auditor’s Exhibition
23 June – 10 July 2014 – IRCAM, Paris FR
Installation: Viola Quartet
Digital Arts & Humanities | Scholarly Reflections
Compiled by James O’Sullivan
21 May 2012 (Electronic Publication)
Paper: The Wooster Group and Cyborg Theater
Adjunct Lecturer | Media and Film in a Digital Age
Hunter College Film and Media Dept., NYC, 2015
Taught lab-based lessons introducing students to a history of design, computer graphics, illustration, photography, new media, image composition, framing and layout, typography and text/image relationships, use of digital still cameras, Photoshop, HTML, and vector based illustration.
Tutor | Introduction to Music Theory
UCC School of Music,Sunday’s Well, Cork IE, 2015
Developed and taught supplementary tutorials to assist first year music students in ear training and music theory.
Lecturer | Intro to Music Technology, Diploma Program
UCC School of Music, Sunday’s Well, Cork IE, 2014
Developed curriculum and taught a two-term module introducing mature students to digital audio capture and editing, MIDI, and audio production.
Community News Group | Production Artist
Brooklyn, NY, 2008-2010
Ad design, publication layout, and creation of custom promotions for print and web for New York’s largest collection of family-owned newspapers, websites, and magazines distributed across the five boroughs.
The Kitchen, New York, NY, 2009
Assisted as a technician for theater and gallery.
Harvestworks, New York, NY, 2009
Fixed and re-launched the TELLUS web site, www.tellusmedia.org,
assisted in editing and uploading video documentation of artists’ work.
Eyebeam, New York, NY, 2009
Assisted on video shoots, created props, secured and supervised wardrobe, and edited footage for Kenseth’s film Spook, utilizing ‘open source casting’ methods, during his residency at Eyebeam.