Ann CleareYoung Academy Ireland Member
Artist and Technologist
Ann Cleare is an artist and technologist, creating and researching through the medium of sound. She is particularly fascinated by timbre (the colour of sound) and texture (the physicality of sound), and how these parameters can be utilised with technology to explore places, people, and ideas through sound. Recent and future interdisciplinary projects investigate subjects ranging from Information Wars to the Regeneration of Rural Ireland to the Dark Sky. An internationally renowned composer, Ann’s work has been presented by major broadcasters such as the BBC, NPR, ORF, RTÉ, SWR, WDR, and has been presented on some of the world’s most famous stages, such as The Berlin Philharmonie, Walt Disney Hall in L.A., Lincoln Centre in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, and HARPA in Reykjavík. Ann holds a PhD from Harvard University, and she is Assistant Professor of Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin.