Mel Mercier

Composition / Sound design

Academic, performer and composer, Mel Mercier is a Senior Lecturer in Music, programme coordinator of the MA in Ethnomusicology and, from October 2009, Head of School.

As a bodhrán and bones player, Mel has performed, recorded and collaborated extensively with pianist and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, and with John Cage and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Roaratorio, Inlets, Duets).

Mel’s extensive composition output includes commissions for Javanese gamelan and various percussion ensembles, and international theatre collaborations with director Deborah Warner and actress Fiona Shaw.

 

Mel is represented by Nick Quinn at The Agency,
+44 (0)20 7467 0132, info@theagency.co.uk

Awards
Nominated Best Sound Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011 for 'Sétanta' (Fibin/Abbey Theatre)

Mel Mercier   A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

2014
Stage Theatre
Composition / Sound design
Other featured designers
Lian Bell
Sinéad Wallace
Katie Crowley
Production company
The Corn Exchange
Premiere Venue
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin
Writer
Eimear McBride, adapted by Annie Ryan
Director
Annie Ryan
Photographer
Fiona Morgan

Mel Mercier   Desire Under the Elms

2013
Stage Theatre
Composition / Sound design
Other featured designers
Maree Kearns
Sinéad Wallace
Val Sherlock
Production company
The Corn Exchange
Premiere Venue
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Writer
Eugene O'Neill
Director
Annie Ryan
Photographer
Fiona Morgan