Paul Finan
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Paul Finan
Composer / Engineer
 
 

PROJECTS

There are too many ideas, but here are some. I write, compose, visualise, and shape sound and combine them in different forms.

 
 

In Production (headohones ONLY)

Debussey and Messian podcast type thing

I sat down with a mic, closed my eyes and picked some music with the mouse. It landed on Debussey. So i imported it into Pro Tools, and spoke while listening to it in headphones. I then went back and crafted the sound and music around it. It was all quite synchronistic. 

 

Unlimitations (HEADPHONES ONLY)

This is the beginning of an aural journey, that will evolve and grow into im not sure what. It will involve music, sound design, possibly dialogue, maybe story. Lets see where it goes. But it will at some point find a home as a type of album and performance piece. The idea is to come to the studio for a few hours or day as often as possible and have no real plan, and see where it goes, trusting that its my mood that defines its worth.None the less,i post it and move on, so the results may not be completely articulated and excecuted. I hope to document or live stream the whole process as an insight into the process, allowing the process to also become the product.I also hope to package it up into its own presentation some how. Its vague right now. But thats how i like it. I am yet to find a stride with it, as i need to allocate specific time weekly. But its happening. And im excited mostly about it

 

Sosage

Sosage tells his story

 

The Singing Clouds

This is a test scene to an audio play i was pitching to the arts council to get funding to make it into a theatre piece. Maybe one day

 

The Ridderbint Of Orskul

 

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A book i started in 2011 that quickly became an audiobook, as well as an illustrated one. It became such a big production that it needed big budget and lots of time and help to complete. This is a true love of mine and will remain shelved until i have the facility to finish it. This is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what has been completed. There is plenty more music, story and even artwork. It just needs some love. One day.

Written And composed by Paul finan

illustrated by brian coldrick

 

 

ALOURA PINES

Episodical Aural journey designed exclusively for dedicated listening in surround sound or headphones in the dark.

 
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CLOUDS

A song i composed and mixed after spending a week with

Alan Meyerson In La Fabrique in France

 
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VIEWING

 

An exercise in reacting, and not caring too much. It started with a video from my ipad of me dancing to some music (in the zone). The project after the initial dance became a reaction to seeing me on screen. I imported the video into pro tools and recorded reactionary voice overs to the first second and third time seeing it.

From there, how i mixed it aurally and visually and musically was intuitive, and mostly done in a few passes on the mixing desk just trusting each decision and moving on and not looking back, despite what my discerning or conditioned ears or eyes might want me to amend. Using my clunky limitations and enjoying them. A relief. Its a fucking relief (for me). 

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Black swan

 

 

 

A song i composed and brought it to some good friends

We jammed it and this is the first take

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Sinne Anáil

A Poem written by Paddy Doyle

Narrated by Ronan O Snodaigh

Music and visuals by Paul

 

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OLIVER AND PAUL JAM

Improvised Jam with my son Oliver, we were both reacting to eachother. 

 

 

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Tús

A song i composed and made visuals for. Colm O Snodaigh of Kila lended his words and voice

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A Time To Choose

Just a little visual and piece of music

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ALOURA PINES FINAL SCENE

This is my favourite piece of music i've composed. It involved hiring a 10 piece choir

and recording a church organ. It fit perfectly at the end of EP2 of Aloura Pines.

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