Neil O Connor, University of Limerick

Erstwhile was composed using SPEAR – an application for audio analysis, editing and synthesis. It works in the following way – an analysis procedure represents a sound with many individual sinusoidal tracks (partials). This analysis is then time stretched, processed and spatialized. This process helped me to alternate density in an evolving manner, and to texture and tone.


Neil O Connor  Composer and Performer has been involved in experimental & electro-acoustic music for the past 21 years and has performed in Ireland, Europe, Australia, Asia and the US. His work has been shown/performed at MOMA, New York, IRCAM Paris, Institute of Contemporary Art, London and has held residencies at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art and EMS – Swedish Institute of Electro-Acoustic Music, Stockholm, Sweden. Neil has worked / collaborated with members of the Crash Ensemble, Philip Glass Ensemble and the Glenn Branca Ensemble. Neil studied at Trinity College (M.Litt/PhD Mus) under Composer Donnacha Denheny and has lectured in Composition and Performance Technology since 2005 at Art Institute of California (San Francisco), The Institute of Audio Research (New York City) and Trinity College (Dublin). He is currently based at DMARC (Digital Media Arts Research Centre), Dept. of Computer Science, University of Limerick, Ireland.

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