Board of Officers

Dr Brona Martin 


Dr. Brona Martin is an Electroacoustic composer and sound artist from Banagher, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Her compositions explore narrative in Electroacoustic music, acoustic ecologyoral history, sound and heritage and audio spatialisation techniques.  

Brona is a Lecturer in Music and Sound at the University of Greenwich where she teaches on the MA in Music and Sound Design course on the module ‘Audiovisual Composition for Film, Games and Media. 

She is also a researcher within the SOUND/IMAGE Research group where she is involved in research activities such as: 

  • Exploring spatial audio applications and workflows in electroacoustic music and VR and gaming technologies. 

  • Project lead on The Record Shop and Black Music Project  which explores the role of the record store as a community and social hub. Oral histories, film and audio and photographic memories will be compiled to create an educational resource, a publication, website and podcast series 

  • Sound and Image Research Centre Knowledge Exchange Lead

Dr Robin Parmar

Vice-President and Treasurer

Robin Parmar is a media artist whose international portfolio includes experimental texts (“Tragedy of the Sun and Stars”, Stolen Mirror, 2011), electroacoustic music (“The Drones”, Stolen Mirror, 2013), field recording (“…between…” with David Colohan, Gruenrekorder, 2014), non-narrative film (“Division by Zero” for Kim Cascone’s Drone Cinema Festival, 2016), dance (“Boundary Conditions” with Angie Smalis, Light Moves: International Festival of Screendance, 2014), and audio installations (“In that place, the air was very different”, Echo Echo Dance, Derry-Londonderry, 2016). Publications span diverse subjects: psychoacoustics, post-punk music, science-fiction, field recording, radiophonics, cybernetics, and radical philosophy. Recent awards include a residency at the Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh, 2016), resident artist at Invisible Places (The Azores, 2017), and an Arts Council Bursary (2017). Robin is currently a doctoral student at De Montfort University (Leicester) and a lecturer at the University of Limerick.

Dr Rob Casey


Dr. Rob Casey is a composer, pianist, researcher and lecturer. His compositions have been performed at various festivals in Ireland, UK, Netherlands and Poland. He is co-founder, along with percussionist David Lacey and composer Conal Ryan, of the new music concert series Reception in Dublin.

Rob lectures in Experimental Music, Composition, Performance and Musicology at Ulster University and in 2018 founded IPO, Ulster University’s Experimental Music group. As a pianist he has developed a vocabulary that draws upon free improvisation, electronics, and extended techniques. His published research focuses upon contemporary composition and performance practice.

Dr John D’Arcy 


John D’Arcy is an artist and researcher based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC).  His research interests include technology-mediated live performance, voice-based intermedia artwork, and participatory song-making.   Lecturing in Digital Media at Queen’s University Belfast, John delivers courses in interactive media, radio production and audio production.   John currently directs experimental vocal ensemble HIVE Choir and curates sound art and exhibitions at Sonorities Festival, Belfast.

John’s work has been broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster and Resonance FM, and featured at The Science Museum, London; Belfast Festival at Queen’s; and Happy International Samuel Beckett Festival. John’s podcast The Jewel Case (2015-2017) profiled a range of artists in a variety of practices working in Northern Ireland.

Dr Shane Byrne 


Dr Shane Byrne is a composer and educator working in the field of creative media. His main area of interest is electronic music composition and in particular, ways in which embodiment, physical and social interactions, and generative systems can influence the creative process. He enjoys creating custom-built software and hardware interfaces for his projects, as well as dabbling in field recording and soundscape composition. His works have been performed internationally at festivals and conferences including ICMC, TIES, ISSTC, MUSA, SMC, iFIMPac, Sonorities, and KLG. He is currently the program lead on the BSc (Hons) in Music and Sound Engineering at TUS Midlands where he lectures in Electroacoustic Composition, Interactive Audio, Audiovisual Composition, Visual Creation, and Audio Electronics.


Recent Board

Former President

Dr. Jenn Kirby is a composer, performer, lecturer and music technologist. Jenn works as the Programme Leader for MA Music at the University of the West of Scotland. Her output includes experimental pop, contemporary instrumental composition, electroacoustic music, sound art, noise music, laptop orchestra works and solo live electronics. Her work has been performed in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Jenn is very active in the performance of electronic music as a performer and a sofware developer. She builds software and re-purposes controllers as musical interfaces to create and perform theatrical live electronic music.  She is founder and director of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra, a performing member of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra and a committee member of the Association of Irish Composers. Jenn also serves on the board of the International Alliance of Women in Music.