Sarah O'Halloran

Program: CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Term Graduated: Summer 2015

Dissertation: "Stitching: Orality, Literacy, and Music"

Bio Information:

Sarah O’Halloran comes from Ireland, and was a doctoral student in the Composition and Computer Technology program. Sarah’s research and compositional practice are currently centered on relationships between music, drama, and storytelling. Recent pieces have explored themes including Irish maritime folklore, the boundary between real and imagined sensation, and the whimsy and darkness of children’s stories. Her music has been performed at international festivals including MATA (New York), the International Computer Music Festival (New York), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), and Ostrava Days (Czech Republic). Her work has been played by ensembles including VERGE, Ensemble MAE, SEM Ensemble, orkest de ereprijs and the New York Miniaturist Ensemble. She has presented her research at conferences held by the International Alliance of Women in Music, the Society for Musicology in Ireland, the Royal Musical Association, and the International Musicological Society. Sarah is also active as a producer of musical events. She has commissioned work from, and organized workshops and concerts by artists including Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, David Toop and Bang on a Can All-Stars.



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