Transition Year Music Technology Course

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - Mon, 22 Oct 2018
10:00 - 13:00

Looking for a trendy, cutting edge IT programme for your Transition Year students?

Come to the RIAM for a short workshop in Music Technology using your IOS/ Android smartphones/ tablets with Jonathan Nangle.


Music Tech Lab RIAM


10.00am - 1.00pm    OR    2.00pm - 5.00pm on the following dates:

  • October 22nd 2018

  • December 10th 2018

  • March 4th 2019

How Much?

€50 per three hour session

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is offering short workshops in Music Technology in the 21st century. Under the guidance of composer Jonathan Nangle, groups will be introduced to the world of programming music applications for IOS and Android smartphones/tablets.

Making music in the 21st Century has become easier and more accessible than at any other point in history. The rise of an affordable technology puts the tools of music production in everybody’s hands, and social media provides a global audience. The moniker ‘Bedroom Producer’ has become a byword for the artist that produces hit music outside the traditional, mainstream, music industry of old. The artist that can see beyond the plug-and-play software environment and handcraft their tools has the advantage to mould their own sonic identity and stand out from the crowd.

Students will progress from the free modular music programming environment Pure Data, through designing a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for their device, to uploading and testing their applications. All the software tools are free meaning students can take their newfound knowledge home with them and build upon it and incorporate it into their music making.

Classes take place in the Music Technology Lab at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, located in the heart of Dublin.

Students will require their own IOS/ Android smartphone or tablet device.

TY Music Tech @ RIAM


Jonathan Nangle is a composer whose work explores many diverse fields ranging from notated acoustic and electro-acoustic composition, through live and spatially distributed electronics, to video, field recording, interactive sound installation and electronic improvisation.

His work has been commissioned and performed internationally by, amongst others, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Ensemble Scratch the Surface, The Dublin Guitar Quartet, The Chatham Saxophone Quartet, Ergodos Orchestra, New Dublin Voices, Irish Youth Choir, the Spatial Music Collective, violinist Darragh Morgan and pianist Thérèse Fahy.
He has represented Ireland twice at the International Rostrum of Composers. First in 2009 where his work ‘our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little’ was awarded a commendation and again in 2011 with his first orchestral piece ‘now is night come quietly’.
His work has been released by the Ergodos, Diatribe, RTÉ Lyric FM, Contemporary Music Centre Ireland and Metier Divine Art Record Labels, featured at numerous festivals, been choreographed for film and stage, and has been broadcast internationally both on radio and television. 
Jonathan is a lecturer in Music Technology and Electro-Acoustic Composition at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

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