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Enda Bates

Enda Bates

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Other: Composer

Job Duties:

  • Researcher
  • Educator
  • Mixer
  • Musician/Talent
  • Production Sound Mixer/Sound Recordist
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Student
  • Other: Composer


Enda Bates is a composer, musician, producer and academic based in Dublin, Ireland, and an Assistant Professor and deputy director of the Music and Media Technologies programme in Trinity College Dublin.

He is a founder member of the Spatial Music Collective and is an active performer, both of his own work and with The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Miriam Ingram, Nina Hynes/Dancing Suns, amongst others. He has also worked as a producer/engineer for a variety of artists and groups such as the Crash Ensemble, Mumbling Deaf Ro, Somadrone, and Conor Walsh.

AES Awards

In 2020, Enda Bates was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the 146th AES Convention in Dublin.

Education Background

I have a degree in electronic engineering, and masters in music and media technology. In 2010 I completed a PhD entitled The Composition & Performance of Spatial Music. Current research interests include spatial music, spatial audio for VR/AR/MR, the aesthetics of electroacoustic music, and the Augmented Electric Guitar.

Employment History

01/05/2015 - present
Research Fellow, Spatial Audio Research Group, Trinity College Dublin.
01/09/2014 ‐ present
Assistant Prof. Music & Media Technology, Trinity College Dublin.
01/09/2011 ‐ 31/08/2014
Research Fellow, Music & Media Technology, Trinity College Dublin.
08/01/2014 - 02/06/2014
Lecturer (part‐time), Music Department, St. Patrick's College, Dublin.
20/08/2009 ‐ 28/02/2010
Post‐doctoral Researcher, School of Computing, Dublin City University.
20/10/2004 ‐ 01/11/2011
Adjunct Lecturer, Music & Media Technology, Trinity College Dublin.

Related Experience

I am an active composer of acoustic and electroacoustic contemporary music and scores and other material are available from my page at the Irish Contemporary Music Centre. My music has been performed by, among others, the Crash Ensemble, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir Ireland, Anne La Berge, Concorde, Trio Scordatura, Darragh Morgan, the Doelen Quartet, and New Dublin Voices. I have received various commissions and awards including the 37th Florilege Vocal de Tours, the 2008 Irish National Choir of the Year competition, the 2009 Gaudeamus Music Prize shortlist and the 2010 Música Viva Competition.

Why Am I An AES Member?

I am a member of the AES because it matches my diverse range of interests, from spatial audio, to music composition and production, and psychoacoustics.

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