Susan Geaney

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Susan Geaney is a Kerry composer/improviser currently residing in Dublin. She graduated with 1st class honours B.Mus degree in 2008 from University College Cork, and completed her Masters in Composition under the supervision of John Godfrey and Jesse Ronneau in 2010. In 2008, Susan studied under American composer Pauline Oliveros where she practiced deep listening. Her composition explores indeterminacy, extended techniques and electro-acoustics through a less is more approach; creating dense atmospheres through simple, minimal material. Intuitive listening and responding remains the primary focus of her work. Susan wrote Vacuum for The Quiet Music Ensemble in 2011 with repeat performances in The National Concert Hall, Hilltown New Music Festival and Kaleidoscope. Susan is currently working on ongoing projects in Dance and Film and is a member of Gamelan Nua.