Bio

Breifne Holohan is a composer and musician from Drogheda, County Louth. A graduate from Dundalk Institute of Technology with a B.A. in Applied Music (2010), he specialised in composition under Dr. Ian Wilson. Other studies include private tuition with David Stalling and attendance at the Irish Composition Summer School in 2010 with Kevin Volans as guest composer. As both a composer and musician he has won a number of awards including the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary for Young Composers (2004). He is a member of the Irish Composers’ Collective and the Collaborative Artists Company. A regular performer of his own work, he has worked with visual artists such as Vivienne Byrne, as well as composer and regular collaborator, Dan Reid, presenting a number of live installations for video and electric guitar. In 2015 he released his debut album Eastern Passages, an album of original compositions for electric guitar and electronics. He released his second album in 2016, San Francisco Dreaming, a collaborative project with poet, Roger Hudson, featuring electric guitar improvisations. Other projects include co-composing the score for The Dream Work, a Collaborative Artists Company production, and writing original scores and sound design for Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre productions, Launch Day and Deeds Not Words. As producer and arranger he has made albums with My Fellow Sponges, Róisín Ward Morrow and Seán Mathews. He is the founding member of fusion/ambient project, six-string drum, as well as guitarist in traditional Irish duo, Uisneach.

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