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DAVID DUFFY
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BACKGROUND & EDUCATION

David has a BA Hons in music (2006), Bmus (2007) and an MA in composition (2009), under the guidance of John Godfrey (Crash Ensemble, Icebreaker) and Jesse Roneau from University College Cork. He was one of three selected for the University of California E.A.P Scholarship and has previously received the Ted and Mary O Reagan Bursary for emerging artists, Cork City Council and Arts Council of Ireland Bursaries. He is also the co founder and a director of Eat My Noise, one of the Cork’s most prolific cross platform companies.

CURRENT & RECENT PROJECTS

David has been commissioned by The Cork International Film festival to write a piece for the Organ of St Finbar’s cathedral, which Eat My Noise will be premiere as part of the 2016 programme, this is made possible through an Arts Council of Ireland commission award.

Recent Accomplishments:
Gentrification by Enda Walsh, associate director, composer, sound designer. Co-production with Corcadorca and Eat My Noise
Carinae, compositions for 60 minute show for Orchestra, Choir, Band, Viola De Gamba, Clarinet and live electronics, premiered at Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival
John Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way, Original Score for three episodes of RTE’s production.
Longing/Belonging, Orginal score and sound design for Helga Deasy’s new dance work, premiered at Cork Midsummer Festival

“David as a composer has the potential to have an enormous impact nationally and internationally”

Cork Midsummer Festival
CREDITS
Compositions since 2003 in which David is credited as composer
2015
  • Gentrification by Enda Walsh, associate director, composer, sound designer. Co-production with Corcadorca and Eat My Noise
  • Carinae, 60 minute show for Orchestra, Choir, Band, Viola De Gamba, Clarinet and live electronics, premiered at Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival
  • John Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way, Original Score for three episodes of RTE’s production.
  • Longing/Belonging, Orginal score and sound design for Helga Deasy’s new dance work, premiered at Cork Midsummer Festival
2014
  • Inquyre , 40 minute live electro-acoustic installation for recorded choir, tape and live choir, in 14 speaker surround sound.
  • Fragments, Composed for Alex Petcu as part of Cork New Music Ensemble, for Solo Marimba, live electronics in quad sound
  • These Desperate Men by Enda Walsh, associate director and composer, co-production with Corcadorca and Eat My Noise
  • Karaoke Queen, Wasps vs Noise, second e.p for electro-acoustic tracks/poetry crossover project. (Co-conceived and co- directed accompanying video, which won best music video at Cork underground short film festival)
  • Triptych 1 & 2, The Hard Ground, Arrangments for both e.p’s
  • Talking Subtext Fringe Lab, Original Score for the second development of talking subtext at Fringe Lab in Dublin
2013
  • Any room producer, Performed at Home festival, composed for String duo, Brass trio, Guitar, Double Bass, Drum Kit
  • Killing of celebrity culture, Electronic crossover project with beat-poet carl plover
  • Moiety, 60 minute full show as part of Cork Midsummer festival, for percussion, Drum kit, live electronics and tape
  • Spindle, 50 minute site specific piece, performed at big house festival, for choir, and electronics
  • Talking subtext, Original Score for clinic media’s theatre piece in development
  • Moiety:mixed, performed at fierce festival Birmingham, live drum kit and electronics
  • Come away O human Child, Original Score for indie short by Dan O Connell, premiered at Indie Cork Film Festival
  • Jack and the beanstalk, production, sound design and recording of backing tracks for Cada, and Everyman Palace’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk
2012
  • Down , Original Score for St. John’s final year animation short
  • Little Red Riding Hood , produced backing tracks for CADA, and Everyman Palace’s production of Little Red riding hood
  • A:Volution , 80 minute piece, large scale work for 35 piece chamber ensemble, choir and electronics, performed as part of Cork Midsummer Festival, June
  • Homogeny, Original Score for Dance piece as part of TDC, Theatre development week. Directed by Cathy Walsh
  • Part of the light, Track and Brass Arrangement for The Niall McCabe bands album
2011
  • Symestesia , Tape and recorded choir, in sixteen-point surround sound, performed at Solstice as part of Cork Midsummer Festival June 2012, and at Mutant Space Thrash Culture review, November
  • Wherever you go, there you are , Original Score for short film director Yvonne Curran performed at Melbourne fringe
  • Warsong, Original score for, Theatre piece performed at the Triskel Arts Centre , November
  • Broken Conversations, String arrangements for “The Hard Ground”, performed by the NSO Quartet led by Alan Smale
2010
  • Verbum , Tape and recorded choir, in sixteen-point surround sound, performed at the Independent arts Festival, Mutant Space Thrash culture review and selected as part of the quiet club performances for DEAF.
  • Five – Play , Structured improvisation for 5 guitars and vibrators
2009

2003
  • Push – Pop , Baritone Sax and live electronics in quad sound
  • I’m in a Box , String quartet, live electronics in quad sound
  • Space- Divided , Brass quintet and live electronics
  • Arian Race , Electronic work, for the Crux dance company’s 2007 Irish tour
  • Academic Suicide solo album of electronic works released on the Red Hornet label
  • Red Back Original Score for Jim Daly’s production
  • Baraka Original reworked score for the film for Gamelan orchestra and voice
  • Dead End Original Score for Waterford Youth Drama’s Production
  • Stitching Original Score for Everyman Palace Theatre’ s production
  • Three blind mice, and 6 deaf one’s in F sharp , for Tape, 2 Marimba’s, Glockenspiel, Piano, & Xylophone, performed at the Solas New music festival, UCC
  • Snap’d Original Score for Waterford Youth Drama’s production