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Dr Ruaidhri Mannion is an Irish composer and sonic artist living in London. In 2019 he completed his doctorate at the Royal College of Music under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Cole and Dr Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM).
In this open seminar Mannion will explore the crescendo/diminuendo (and other linear transformations) as a structural musical device; exploring the concept of transformation, inevitability and audience conditioning in his work of the past 10 years. The talk will focus on analysis of several works including those presented in a concert of his work on March 10th at the Sonic Lab at SARC.
Ruaidhrí Mannion is an Irish composer and sonic artist living in London. He holds a doctorate from the Royal College of Music, which he completed in 2019 under the supervision of Dr Jonathan Cole and Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM), and was generously supported by the Soirée d'Or Award. He previously studied with Kenneth Hesketh at the RCM and with Piers Hellawell at Queen's University in Belfast. He is an Associate Composer of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Ruaidhri has performed extensively in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, his music has been played by renowned soloists and ensembles at venues such as the Tate Modern, Whitecube Gallery, Kings Place, Cadogan Hall, National Portrait Gallery, Café OTO, Sonic Arts Research Centre, HEMU Lausanne (Switzerland), Konservatorium Bern (Switzerland), Die Orgelfabrik (Germany), Blumenthal Centre (Israel). Most recently he has been commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra to compose two works for their LSO Soundhub programmes in 2019-21, Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain to compose Mise en Abyme, an immersive multimedia creation co-authored with the Swiss composer, Benoit Moreau, that premiered in May 2017 at the Maison du Concert in Neuchatel.
He is sought after as an electronic music performer and improviser, collaborating with leading classical musicians and augmenting the possibilities of these virtuosos with his distinctive ambient electronica style. He has performed extensively with Partial Gathering, the cello and live electronics duo with Corentin Chassard (Octandre Ensemble), who made their debut at the National Portrait Gallery (London) and have performed live at venues and festivals such as Sonorities Festival (SARC), Alphaville Festival (Whitechapel Gallery) and Drift Urban Sound (Old Vic Tunnels). He performs with Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga (Ensemble Offspring), most recently as the multimedia performer on the European-leg of Zubin's Cyborg Hand tour. He also works extensively with the renowned Swiss pianist, Antoine Francoise (Nikel Ensemble), with whom he has released the LP Hommage Without Permission; performing in London, Israel and Ireland and featured on BBC Radio 3 contemporary music programme, Hear and Now. He releases experimental pop-electronica EPs under the alias ‘iaMrhinoandRuin’ which have been broadcast on NTS Radio, BBC Radio 3 and Rinse FM/LuckyMe Records.