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.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, having obtained a degree in Music and Philosophy (2003) and an M.Phil in Music and Media Technology (2005), he studied composition under Donnacha Dennehy and Rob Canning and Electro-Acoustic composition with Roger Doyle. Since 2008 he has continued to study privately with the internationally acclaimed composer Kevin Volans.
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, Ergodos Orchestra, New Dublin Voices, Dublin SoundLab, Irish Youth Choir, Roberto Oliveira, Darragh Morgan and Thérèse Fahy. In addition, his work has featured at numerous festivals, been choreographed for film and stage and has been broadcast internationally both on radio and television.
Awards include the Music21/Association of Irish Composers, Irish Composition Prize in 2007 for his piece ‘our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little’, which was also awarded a commendation in the under-30 category at the 56th International Rostrum of Composers in 2009. He represented Ireland a second time in 2011 at the 58th International Rostrum of Composers with his orchestral work ‘now is night come quietly’.
He has developed a number of interactive sound and video installations, including custom designed iPhone applications and Kinetic Sculptures, for institutions ranging from The Ark Childrens Theatre (Make Some Noise 2011), Contemporary Music Centre (Culture Night 2008, 2009 and 2011) Discover Science + Engineering (Science Week Ireland Launch 2006) and Sustainable Energy Ireland (BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2007).
His work has been released by the Ergodos, 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 and a member of the music faculty at Wesley College Secondary School.