Artist in Residence – Gerard Gormley

The MAC and Moving On Music are delighted to announce that sonic artist Gerard Gormley will be the next recipient of the MAC Artist in Residence, the residency is hosted in partnership with Moving on Music.

Gerard has recently completed a PhD in Sonic Arts at Queen’s University where he focused on ‘microsound’ processes in electroacoustic composition. This research entailed an intensive investigation into the acoustical quanta of sounds – the notion that all sounds can be divided into discrete units of time and frequency. Gerard incorporates an array of varied sound sources within his work e.g. synthesized sounds, instrumental sounds, and natural soundscapes.

“For my MAC residency I plan to incorporate and develop the skills I acquired during the process of completing a PhD. The residency will enable me to explore new avenues in my compositional practice by allowing me the time and resources to develop a new work for public exhibition.”

“Moving on Music, through support from the David H Irvine Award, is delighted to be working alongside the MAC in delivering this Artist in Residence opportunity for Gerard Gormley and helping him develop his creative practices. We very much look forward to witnessing exciting and innovative results.”

“The MAC is very pleased to be working closely with Moving on Music to support the development of Gerard Gormley’s practice through our Artist in Residence Programme. Gerard’s work in the field of Sonic Arts is extremely innovative and we are excited to see the results of this period of experimentation.”

Gerard Gormley was born in 1983. In 2008 he completed his degree in BSc Music Technology at Queen’s University, where he also continued his studies and gained an MA in Sonic Arts in 2009, and a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition in 2014.

Gerard lives and works in Belfast.

Gerard Gormley – A Work in Progress

Sunken Gallery (The MAC)
14 August
(Performances at 3pm and 8pm)

To mark the mid-point of his residency at the MAC, Gerard Gormley will present a live performance of a work in progress, which will take the form of an immersive multi-media installation with visuals, instrumentalists and live electronics, and which will explore concepts of microsound and noise.

The event is free but booking is necessary CLICK HERE


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