Neil has been involved in a diverse range of musical activities including folk, jazz, rock, contemporary, experimental, electronic and electro-acoustic music and has toured extensively in Ireland, Europe, Australia, Asia and the US. His work was been shown/performed at Resonances Festival @ IRCAM Paris, Kunsthalle, Berlin, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art and the ICA, London and was participant in the Bang On a Can Summer School at Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art. 2008. As a Composer, Neil has written for solo, duo, string quartet, large ensemble and orchestra along with mixed media projects and is currently writing a piece for David Crowell (Phillip Glass Ensemble). Academically, Neil has been lecturing in Music and Audio Production for 7 years at Trinity College, Art Institute of California (San Francisco) and the Institute of Audio Research, New York City. Guest lectures include New York University and Princeton University, New Jersey.
Neil is represented in Ireland by the CMC (Contemporary Music Center), ICC (Irish Composers Collective) and published by IMRO (Irish Musical Rights Organization)
My research focuses on the differences within the structural, methodological and aesthetical processes undertaken in the composition and performance of both graphically and traditionally notated scores. Its focus is on both the aesthetical and methodological processes and considerations involved in composing for both forms of notation. In essence it examines how we can create, control and communicate musical experience through not only composing but also more importantly, through musical interpretation and performance. Currently, I am developing new ways to work with both musicians and score in an interactive way, through using Max/MSP and Jitter.
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