Enda Bates

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Enda Bates is a composer, musician, producer and academic based in Dublin, Ireland.
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Enda Bates is a composer, musician, producer and academic based in Dublin, Ireland.

His music has been performed by, among others, the Crash Ensemble, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir Ireland, Anne La Berge, Concorde, Trio Scordatura, Darragh Morgan, Ensemble Mise-en, the Doelen Quartet, and New Dublin Voices. He has received various commissions and awards including the 37th Florilege Vocal de Tours, the 2008 Irish National Choir of the Year competition, the 2009 Gaudeamus Music Prize shortlist and the 2010 Música Viva Competition.

He is a founder member of the Spatial Music Collective and is an active performer, both of his own work and with The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Miriam Ingram, Nina Hynes/Dancing Suns, amongst others. He has also worked as a producer/engineer for a variety of artists and groups such as the Crash Ensemble, Mumbling Deaf Ro, Somadrone, Conor Walsh and Daniel Figgis.

In 2010 he completed a PhD entitled The Composition and Performance of Spatial Music at Trinity College Dublin, where he now lectures. His research work includes spatial music composition and performance, the aesthetics of electroacoustic music, and the the augmented electric guitar.

Scores and other material are available from his page at the Irish Contemporary Music Centre.