Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Ronan McConnell 

BA [Hons] Creative Music Production

BA [Hons] Creative Music Production Hello, Im Ronan, I have just completed my Degree in 'Creative Music Production' at IADT. Over the last 4 years iv studied many fields within music and have expressed a keen interested in Music Production, Live Sound, Engineering and Mixing. I have a strong passion for music composition and playing instruments which I express through my alias Macro and other endeavours.I have just completed a 3 day training programme in sound engineering in Grouse Lodge Studio. I was awarded best soundtrack in Dublin Animation film festival this year. I look forward to building my career with the many skills I have learnt though my studies.

testing the boundaries of limitations in creativity when composing

The purpose of my project is to research and investigate if when given guidance creating, whether or not it would make me more creative. The Project involved creating 2 pieces of work, one in which I composed and produced a piece of music unbounded in terms of compositional practice and one which I followed a set of compositional requirements. Both tracks are of similar nature, and include both electronic and acoustic elements.

To What Extent Does Limitation Create Innovation in composing

The thesis aims to explore the extent that limitations have on innovation for the composer and test the end result on the listener. Creative tasks involve exploring the mind. Many would presume limitations would inhibit creativity. This study hopes to prove that limitations can enhance creativity. Limitations push an artist to search within their skillset to find an alternative, perhaps moving away from their personal habits. Departure was written with out limitations and Fall Away was written with limitations