Aoife Kavanagh is an Irish emerging composer. She holds a BA in Music and German from Maynooth University (2018) and a Masters degree in Music Composition from Trinity College Dublin (2019). As a composer for dance, film, theatre and concert hall, collaborating with artists of other disciplines forms the backbone of Aoife’s practice.
Aoife has a particular interest in the interaction between music and dance, and has worked on a range of movement-based projects. Examples include This//Place//Meant, for the Dublin Youth Dance Company in Draíocht (2019), Post-Dance, a site specific piece in the Project Arts Centre (2019), See the Music, Hear the Dance, a screendance selected for screening at the Wicklow Screendance Festival (2019, 2021), and Man Down, a contemporary dance film with Roisin Whelan Dance (2021). Aoife was awarded an individual artist’s grant from Carlow County Council in 2021 to research and develop new music for dance, and she is working with aerial dance company Infinite Pants on their upcoming show in 2022.
Aoife has also composed for film and theatre. She was the sound designer on the Abbey Theatre production of The Long Christmas Dinner (2021), and her previous film credits include the Canadian short Hoodie (2020), and the animation The Corona (2021), the latter of which was commissioned by CYPSC and premiered at VISUAL Carlow, She has previously been selected for participation in composition workshops as part of Project Prelude (2020), and Finding a Voice Composition Competition (2021), and was one of two composers selected for the Contemporary Music Centre’s Emerging Composer Scheme 2022.
Aoife also teaches piano at Waltons New School of Music Dublin, and captions for live events and television shows with Ai-Media.