Musician, Composer, Sound Designer
BRUNCH BITE: September 12
I am Anna Clock, a composer, sound designer and musician based in London via Dublin. In my works I aim to create unique aural experiences that challenge audiences. I often use spatial techniques and elements of spontaneity, including improvisation, and my work is often collaborative and interdisciplinary. I work across all forms including theatre, film and installation, as well as composing works for other musicians, performing myself and facilitating workshops in sound, music and devising for children, young people and adults. I create my sound designs and compositions using a combination of foley, electronics, field recordings and live instruments (cello, guitar, keys, synths, clarinet, percussion) and vocals.
As a composer and instrumentalist I have written for the RTE Contempo quartet, Tonnta, New Dublin Voices, Kirkos Ensemble, Node Ensemble, Dulciana, Gamelan Nua as well as for my own groups Low Tide and Téada Orchestra, and performed and recorded with a number of Irish acts including Gavin Prior, David Turpin, Emma O’Reilly, Hozier, David Lacey and others. My first release was Celestial, and is available for purchase and download at www.annaclock.bandcamp.com.
My work in theatre is extensive and includes playback sound, compositions performed live by performers, binaural headphone sound and immersive work. I co-direct Very Clock theatre company and have ongoing relationships with a number of other companies. I specialise in devised theatre, site specific work and new writing.
My work for film includes foley, sound design and composition.
Other recent collaborations include work with visual artists, dancers and scientists. In 2018 I presented my ongoing research about sound, headphone space and gender at UC San Diego’s Sonic Fluidities , on with collaborating neuro-ethicist Lauren Sankary.
I have run workshops in sound design, composition, devising, musical improvisation and DIY electronics for musicians and have acted as visiting lecturer at University of Manchester, University of Limerick and Universidad Piloto de Colombia. I studied Music (composition) and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and ‘cello performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I achieved a Distinction in MA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in November 2016.