RCC Sound Studio: Little John Nee

Wednesday January 25, 2023

The RCC will offer a series of curated and open-call Sound Studio residencies for electronic musicians, composers, and creative sound designers over the course of 2023. The studio is equipped with a wide range of acoustic and electronic compositional tools such as a grand piano, church organ, Moog One, SOMA Pulsar-23, Behringer Odyssey, Dave Smith Prophet Module, Arturia PolyBrute, and many more weird and wonderful noise-makers.

Moogs Moods and Monologues

The first artist to be awarded this residency is Little John Nee. John will use his time in the Studio to do in-depth explorative work in audio recording and to collaborate with others in the development of music and sound design to be integrated with texts and narratives for live performance, sound design, and stand-alone audio presentations for broadcast.

Little John Nee is a playwright, performer, and musician, based in the west of Ireland. He has developed a unique style of musical storytelling that won him an Irish Times Theatre Award in 2013 for Best Sound Design for “Sparkplug” RTE radio adaptation won a “Special Mention Award” at Prix Italia” His radio plays for which he has composed the soundtracks are available on the RTE Drama on One player, in 2022 he composed his first film soundtrack for the award-winning film/theatre hybrid “Drone Bone Jetty” and music composition for Emma Zukovic’s award-winning short “Hidden Collision”. He was elected to Aosdána in 2016. His most recent work “Nettle Horse” premieres in November 2022.

Submissions for Sound Studio residencies will open in late February.

Philip Christie (The Bonk) and Ronan Kealy (Junior Brother) composing new work in the Sound Studio
Musician and audio engineer Lee Russell (Happy Out) working with analogue tape in the Sound Studio
The late Aengus Friel (Shammen Delly) developing a project with Peadar Coll (Aul Boy) during a residency in 2021

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