AES Dublin Presenters: Gráinne Mulvey

AES Dublin 2019 Presenter or Author

Gráinne Mulvey

Gráinne Mulvey

Primary Affiliation: Dublin Sound Lab - Dublin, Ireland

Professor Gráinne Mulvey DPhil MA BA (Hons)

Gráinne Mulvey was born in Dublin, Ireland. She studied under Professor Nicola LeFanu and was awarded a DPhil in Composition from the University of York in 1999. She also holds an MA in Composition from Queen’s University, Belfast, under Professor Agustín Fernández, and a BA(Hons) degree from Waterford Institute of Technology, under Dr. Eric Sweeney.
She was appointed Head of Composition at Technological University 4 Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama in 2001 and was made Professor of Composition in 2018. She has wide experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates to Doctoral level and has acted as External Examiner for many institutions. She has been involved as tutor on many composition courses and on mentoring schemes for various projects, including Dublin Sound Lab, the Irish Composition Summer School, the Association of Irish Composers and lately the Crash Ensemble.
Her music has been widely performed both in Ireland and abroad and she has received many broadcasts of her work by radio stations across the globe. She represented Ireland on the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, in 1994 with Étude for piano (1994) with 2004’s orchestral work Scorched Earth, and in 2015 with Diffractions for orchestra, in Slovenia. She was a featured composer in the 2007 Horizons concert series, with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Houlihan, performing three of her orchestral works. She was selected for the ISCM World Music Days with Akanos, for orchestra (Lithuania, 2008) and Stabat Mater, for 17 voices a cappella (Växjö, Sweden, 2009).
She has won various prestigious competitions, notably the RTE Musician Of The Future (Composers’ class) in 1994, the Sligo International Festival Composers’ Competition, in 1999 and the St. John’s Memorial University Award, Waterford and Newfoundland in 2003. She received a “most distinguished musician and special mention” at the IBLA International Foundation Competition in 2016. She is a joint winner with visual artist Mihai Cucu, in the Music Video category of The Cutting Edge Film Festival 2016, in the USA, for her electronic piece Proclamation. Her music is released on several CD labels including PARMA Recordings and the Métier Records label.
She is represented by the CMC Ireland, AIC, IMRO, IAWM, (International Alliance for Women in Music,) BabelScores, Contemporary Music Online Library, Donne In Musica and is a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s organisation of creative artists.

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Session List

Mar 22: W12: Spatial Audio for Contemporary Music Performances and Theater (Panelist)

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