Tel: (+353) 086-086 9470
Email: edjdevane |at| gmail |dot| com
September 2003-June 2005:
Higher National Diploma in Sound Engineering, Ballyfermot Senior College, Dublin
September 2007- June 2008:
Digital Multimedia, Ballyfermot Senior College, Dublin
Night course in electronics, FAS, Baldoyle, Dublin
Night course in metal work, Newpark Night School
Night course in woodwork, Newtown Night School
Night course in AutoDesk AutoCAD City & Guilds Level 1, FAS Ballyfermot
One of my main occupations is making various types of electronic/ electroacoustic music, some of which has been released over the years on vinyl, CD and digital/ net. As an extension of this I have performed live in many of Dublin’s night clubs and smaller venues, had my music featured on radio shows and music websites both in Ireland and abroad.
Several related areas of my work fall under the production heading. They include:
2010-present: in Meljoann's live band, playing electronics. We have played in a wide range of venues, from Whelans in Dublin to Bierhaus in Galway, and were recently invited to record a 2FM radio session for late night sessions - listen here
2008-present: member of improvised noisescape duo FYED
2002-2008: member of improv electroacoustic group John Mary Trilogy
I have designed and built several instruments to fit my needs as a music producer / installation artist, creating new stringed instruments, wind instruments, sound sculptures and electronic instruments. In recent years this activity has been one of my main focuses.
My interest with music creation currently lies in the sound art, and multimedia installations. I have actively collaborated with several artists since 2010 on a variety of projects both here and in the UK. “A4 Corp” interactive installation, Earwig -Tuam Arts Festival, Galway August 2010 – sound design and music composition for “infomercial” video installation, sound design for interactive “free sample machine”, sound rigging for hidden audio playback circuits, programming of muzak / backround music.
“DYAD” installation, Pallas Studios, Smithfield, Dublin September 2-4 2010 : Collaborative installation with Dainne Nic Aoidh – kinetic audio-visual sculpture / environment using motors, mirrors, concealed moving speakers, darkness and spot lights.
“Paths” motion reactive audio-visual software environment, Bournemoth, UK. September 2010: working with video artist Ilze Briede (a.k.a. Kavi). Using webcams, motion tracking, Flash and Max 4 Live software, we prototyped and tested an installation system which we hope to exhibit in 2011.
“Stop/Run” installation/exhibition/gig, Severed Head, Dublin, December 11-18 2010: I designed and built nine sculptural, semi-kinetic musical instruments, using strings, pickups, built in-speakers, feedback processes, metal tubes and woodblocks. I asked seven Dublin-based composers to use the instruments in pieces that were premiered on the opening night of the exhibition. Seven radically different approaches were used, recordings of which can be found here.
- various admin and creative management duties at A4 Sounds, 19 Mountain View Avenue, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W, Ireland. I use the space to design and build instruments / sculptures, compose sound art, soundtrack video, improvise music with guests musicians, study topics to further my training as a media artist, and to enjoy the productive and inspiring atmosphere resulting from exposure to other artists projects.
-as artistic director/ co-founder of Second Square to None (SSTN), I have initiated various projects and gigs, including the Ten Second Rule (where musicians / sound artists based in Ireland were asked to submit 10 second long pieces of music / audio, which were then used as source material by acts at the SSTN @ Dublin Electronic Arts Festival / DEAF 2009 gig).
-initiated the SSTN Noise Series, a focus on abstract/ noise / electroacoustic / ambient music currently being made in Ireland
-artist/ venue booking for 10 SSTN events
SSTN label co-director: in charge of release packaging, promotional concepts etc. Our roster currently includes Niamh de Barra, A Shadow and Gland & Conduit.