Bryan O’Connell

Composition / Sound design

Bryan O’Connell is a drummer/percussionist, improviser and composer of rhythmic acoustic and electronic music.

Previous work for dance includes productions by Liz Roche Companyand Liv O’Donoghue. With Tom Lane he co-wrote the score for Bird with boy by junk ensemble and Dogs by Emma Martin Dance.

He co-wrote a soundtrack for The Adventures of Princh Achmed with Eric Friedlander and Buzz Aldrin Allstars, performed in the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the National Concert Hall.

Bryan regularly collaborates with musicians including Beautiful Unit (Brian Mooney), Si Schroeder, Abigail Smith, David Stalling, Anthony Kelly and Gavin Prior. He has performed with Philip Jeck, Damo Suzuki and is currently researching the work of Jaki Liebezeit.

Awards
Best Overall Design, Dublin Fringe Festival 2012 for "Dogs" (Emma Martin Dance)
Best Production, Dublin Fringe Festival 2012 for "Dogs" (Emma Martin Dance)
Best Production, Dublin Fringe Festival 2011 for "Bird with boy" (junk ensemble)
Nominated for Best Overall Design, Dublin Fringe Festival 2011 for "Bird with boy" (junk ensemble)

Bryan O’Connell   Bird with boy

2011
Stage Theatre
Composition / Sound design
Other featured designers
Valerie Reid
Tom Lane
Emma Downey
Production company
junk ensemble
Premiere Venue
Kilmainhaim Gaol, Dublin
Choreographer
Jessica Kennedy & Megan Kennedy
Photographer
Luca Truffarelli

Artist Statement

Sound and composition by Bryan O’Connell and Tom Lane