Aoife Kavanagh is an Irish composer and sound designer, creating music and soundworlds for dance and theatre productions, for film and for concert hall. 

Aoife has a particular interest in the interaction between music and movement, and is passionate about composing and creating sound for dance productions. Design credits include Man Down with Roisin Whelan Dance (VISUAL Carlow and Backstage Longford, 2022), Nasc with Infinite Pants aerial dance company (Roscommon Arts Centre, 2022), This//Place//Meant with Dublin Youth Dance Company (Draíocht, 2019), and Post-Dance with Oran Leong (Project Arts Centre, 2019). 

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Aoife has worked as sound designer on several theatre shows including the Abbey Theatre production of 'The Long Christmas Dinner' (2021), which was nominated for five Irish Times Theatre Awards.

 

Her film credits include the Canadian short film 'Hoodie' (2020), and the animation 'The Corona' (2021), the latter of which screened in VISUAL Carlow’s Link Gallery throughout winter 2021.

Aoife also writes contemporary music for instrumental soloists and ensembles. She is one of two composers receiving year-long mentorship under the Contemporary Music Centre’s Emerging Composer Scheme 2022. Her music has been workshopped as part of Project Prelude (2020), Finding a Voice Composition Competition (2021), and the Irish Youth Training Choir (2022). Aoife was recently awarded an Artlinks Bursary Grant to develop a new work for voice, piano and electronics alongside bass-baritone Kevin Neville and pianist Ailbhe Kehoe.

Aoife also teaches piano and music theory at Waltons New School of Music Dublin and assists composer/producer Anna Rice. She holds a BA Double Honours in Music and German from Maynooth University and a Masters in Composition from Trinity College Dublin.

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