Shane Mc Kenna
Shane Mc Kenna is a music maker and educator based in Dublin where he studied both music education and music and media technology in Trinity College Dublin. He specialized first in performance on the classical guitar before turning to composition for mixed media studying under Donnacha Dennehy and Linda Buckley.
Since graduating Shane's work has focused on creating musical collaboration using animated notation. His work has been performed by a large number of ensembles around the world including the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, New Dublin Voices and Impulse (University of North Texas).
The aim of this work is to create opportunities for creative music making which is engaging and accessible to both amateur and professional musicians. It also seeks to question conventional ideas of musicality and examine the role of music in contemporary society. His current project is a collaboration with artist Killian "Redmonk' Redmond in putting together a program of creative music making for young children using non conventional notation.
Supported by Monaghan Co.Co and Culture Ireland.