Does life really need a soundtrack? A workshop with Maurice Seezer

Feedback from Participants

I really enjoyed it. It was really interesting to hear about Maurice’s experiences in the industry. The tips and advice he gave us were more on this subject that actual composition itself; we all have our own methods and process of composition so it’s very helpful to hear about the process of actually becoming a film composer and how to work within the business. A lot of the subjects he discussed really resonated with me and I found the whole thing very encouraging and useful. The pieces in the workshop were very interesting and the group was very vocal. As my piece was one of those selected I found the opinions of both Maurice and the group to be quite valuable. It’s also quite rare that I get to discuss my work within that context which was a pleasure as well, thank you for the opportunity! I would be certainly be interested in anything similar in the future, Athos Tsiopani

I enjoyed the workshop immensely and got a great deal out of it both the morning session and afternoon session. It has genuinely made a difference to my project. Maurice was a pleasure to work with and the Triskel and TDC are great spaces. All the staff there that I met were most welcoming and helpful. Please keep me informed of any similar events that you may run, Daragh McCarthy

 Does life really need a soundtrack? 

We are bombarded with music and sound design on a daily basis, and with more and more of the information we receive being visual, is it not time to put more thought into the way sound, in all its forms, can create a whole new narrative perspective?

About Maurice Seezer: Twice nominated for a Golden Globe award in the ‘Best Original Song’ category, Maurice Seezer is a musician, songwriter and film score composer. He has contributed to a number of soundtracks for Jim Sheridan, Baz Luhrmann, Michael Rhymer, Kirsten Sheridan and Neil Jordan. (’In the Name of the Father’, ‘Mission Impossible’, ‘Romeo And Juliet’, ‘Batman Forever’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Breakfast on Pluto’).

Who is the workshop for: musicians, songwriters and aspiring soundtrack composers who have an interest in audio / midi recording. The morning session will cover perspectives on experimenting: finding a voice, and the afternoon session will involve collaborative exploration of chosen work. (See booking details below).

Date: Saturday 9th March, 10am to 4.30pm. Cost: €20. Capacity: 20 max.                                                                

Booking: To apply for this workshop, please submit one example of your work, whether audio only or audio / visual (please provide a link to a sound / visual file sharing site, ie Soundcloud, Youtube or Vimeo), to by 5.30pm Friday March 1st. 5 of these submissions will be selected for workshopping in the afternoon session. Participants will be notified in advance of the selection.