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 recently collaborated with visual artist, Vivienne Byrne, presenting a number of live installations, including water reflector for video and 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 the original score for the Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre production, Launch Day. He is the founding member of fusion/ambient group, six-string drum, as well as guitarist in traditional Irish duo, Uisneach.

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