Neil Smyth

Neil Smyth is a composer and sound designer from Dublin. He writes and produces music across a broad range of styles, and draws on a deep understanding of music cognition, psychoacoustics and visual media when composing for moving image. Neil studied composition and orchestration under some of Ireland’s leading contemporary composers at Trinity College Dublin, where he was awarded a first class honours masters degree. He also holds a BA in fine art media from NCAD, and studied music production for games at Griffith College.

Neil’s academic research has been presented at conferences at home and abroad, and in 2013 he undertook an internship exploring sonification with Microsoft Research Cambridge. He has studied spatial audio and composition for 5.1 Surround Sound, and was a founding member of Dublin band The Gorgeous Colours with whom he wrote, produced and performed music for 10 years.

He recently completed the scores for ‘Hot Knives’, a pilot episode produced for RTÉ’s Storyland series, and ‘Telescope’, a short film by Irish production company Dream Boat.