about the artist
Emma O’Halloran is an Irish composer and vocalist. Freely intertwining acoustic and electronic music, O’Halloran has written for folk musicians, chamber ensembles, turntables, laptop orchestra, symphony orchestra, film, and theater. For her efforts, she has been praised by I Care If You Listen editor-in-chief Amanda Cook for writing “some of the most unencumbered, authentic, and joyful music that I have heard in recent years,” and has won numerous competitions, including National Sawdust’s inaugural Hildegard competition and the Next Generation award from Beth Morrison Projects.
O’Halloran’s music aims to capture the human experience, exploring complex emotions felt in specific moments in time. This approach has found a wide audience: Her work has been featured at the international Classical NEXT conference in Rotterdam, the Prototype Festival and MATA Festival (New York), and Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (Massachussetts). Additionally, her music has been performed by Crash Ensemble, Contemporaneous, Khemia Ensemble, ~Nois Saxophone Quartet, the Refugee Orchestra Project, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, among others.
cast & creative team
Composed by Emma O’Halloran
Libretto by Mark O’Halloran
Conducted by Elaine Kelly
Directed by Tom Creed
Performances by Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Marc Kudisch, Kyle Bielfield
Scenic Design by Jim Findlay
Costume Design by Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting Design by Christopher Kuhl
Sound Engineering by Garth MacAleavey
Creative Producer: Beth Morrison Projects