Martin Keary is a composer and visual designer based in London. From 1997-2006, he was a member of the Limerick-based band '2wenty2wo', a style-hopping, electro-rock group that played the Irish circuit regularly, occasionally touring in Europe.

 

He then moved to London to begin working as a visual and UX designer, specialising in software for new technology. Notable projects he has worked on include the Playstation Move, the Ubuntu Touch operating system and (currently) the Microsoft Hololens.

 

After settling in London in 2007, he then began to study piano before eventually taking two years out to study a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he was awarded a first-class degree along with the Craig Armstrong prize and the Patron's Fund Prize (Royal College of Music) for composition .

 

During his time at the RCS, Martin has been awarded the Claxica International prize for his piece 'Herostratic' (for guitar and string trio) in 2015 and has had his visual music work performed at various conferences and exhibitions around the UK, including 'Seeing Sound' (2016, Bath Spa University) and 'SOUND/IMAGE' (2015, University of Greenwich).

In May 2016, his large scale visual music piece, 'NEW' - for amplified chamber orchestra, electronics and synchronised animation - was performed by the Scottish ensemble 'Red Note' as part of the opening night of the PLUG festival in Glasgow.

Martin also lectures on the topic of visual music and can be contacted about this at martin.keary@gmail.com.

https://vimeo.com/user15322858 (visual music work)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_dlV_7ofr4qeP1drJQ-qg (acoustic compositions)